Among the award-winners are, Abderrahmane Sissako, Kaouther Ben Hania, Abdoul Karim Konaté, and Maimouna “Mouna” Ndiaye. The 3rd edition of the Francophone Film Trophees 2015 was held on November 23 – December 2, at the Palace of Culture in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
Following screenings and several activities, the awards ceremony took place on Saturday, December 5, at the same venue.
The event was organized by the ATFciné. Chaired by French actress and producer Julie Gayet, the ceremony was presented by Estelle Martin (journalist TV5 Monde) and Eric M’Boua (Master of Ceremony and Artistic Director Montreal) in the presence of Michel Drucker (TV host), Manie Malone (actress, Viva Riva), Viviane Sidibe (Actress), Tatiana Rojo (actress, director, “Amoutati in the Rough”), Eric Neve (producer, La Pirogue) Asalfo (singer from the group Magic System), Berni Goldblat (director and operator, Ciné Guimbi Memories), Malika Chaghal (Cinémathèque de Tanger), to name but a few.
The films that dominated the charts were supported by the OIF: Timbuktu by Abderrahmane Sissako, The Challat Tunis by the Tunisian Kaouther Ben Hania (Best Direction) (Tunisia), Run Philippe Lacôte (with Abdoul Karim Konaté, Francophone Trophy: Best Male lead) and the Eye of the Storm by Burkinabe Sékou Traoré and Best Female Lead: Maimouna “Mouna” Ndiaye.
Full Awards 2015:
- Best Film: Timbuktu, Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania)
- Best Direction: Kaouther Ben Hania, Le Challat (Tunisia)
- Best Leading Actor: Abdoul Karim Konaté, in Run, Philippe Lacôte (Ivory Coast)
- Best Female Lead: Maimouna “Mouna” Ndiaye in The Eye of the Storm, Sekou Traore (Burkina Faso)
- Best Supporting Actor: Khaled Benaissa, in L’Oranais, Lyes Salem (Algeria)
- Best Supporting Actress: Suzanne Clément, in Mommy, Xavier Dolan (Quebec)
- Best Documentary: La Cour de Babel, Julie Bertucelli (France)
- Best Screenplay: Luis tags for The Eye of the Storm
- Best Short Film: Cinq boîtes de lait, Siam Marley (Ivory Coast)
Source : Images Francophones, Thierno I. Dia, Decembrer 14th, 2015, translated by Mokolo