As is customary, the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) held its annual conference in Cannes to announce the winners of the Fonds Image de la Francophonie.
After taking stock of the three schemes it manages, including the Clap ACP co-funded by the ACP-EU Culture programme, the OIF unveiled the list of grants awarded by its two selection committees (fiction-film and documentaries/series). These grants will support some twenty projects from Africa, the Middle East, Haiti, and South-East Asia, totalling around 700,000 euros.
For the Clap ACP, three audiovisual projects have benefited from an ACP-EU Culture bonus. In the ‘documentary-series’ category, Le chameau manquant, a documentary by Cheick N’Diaye (Mauritania) and the fiction series Ewusu by Françoise Ellong (Cameroon) both received production aid of EUR 80,000, including a EUR 40 000 bonus.
In the ‘feature film’ category, the commission awarded production aid of EUR 80 000, including EUR 40 000 in bonus, to the feature film Dao by Alain Gomis (Senegal).