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Ouaga Film Lab 2023: The festival unveils the selection for its 8th edition

The Ouaga Film Lab has just revealed the list of projects selected for its 8th edition, to be held from 18 to 24 September 2023 in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).

After reviewing more than a hundred entries from across Africa during the call for projects, the selection committee chose ten projects to continue the adventure. These included six documentaries and four dramas from Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia. It should also be noted that 55% of the participants are women.

TADDART, documentary project by Rima KERKEBANE (Algeria), produced by Aissa DJOUAMAA – Nouvelle Vague Algérienne – (Algeria)

NADINE ET NADIA, NOUS VOULONS AUSSI GOUVERNER, documentary project by Evelyne AGLI (Benin), produced by Daoud AOULAD-SYAD – Les films du Sud (Morocco)

BLACK VOLTA, projet de documentaire de Floriane ZOUNDI (Burkina Faso), produced by Delphine YERBANGA – Guetba Images Productions (Burkina Faso)

SIMA, documentary project by Azaria YONLI (Burkina Faso), produced by Laurent BITTY -Makoré (Ivory Coast)

EN ATTENDANT LA RECOLTE, fiction project by Sagou BANOU (Mali), produced by Sakinatou SEYDOU HAINIKOYE – Future Films (Niger)

SAMIYA, LA SAISON DES AMOURS, fiction project by Ousmane DIAGANA (Mauritania) produced by Sébastien TENDENG – Impluvium Productions (Senegal)

NKHODHA AND THE MERMAID, documentary project by de Yara COSTA (Mozambique), produced by Tiny MUNGWE – Generation Africa – Steps (South Africa)

WALINZI, fiction project by Sheriya TWANA (Democratic Republic of Congo), produced by  Emmanuel LUPIA- Tosala Films (Democratic Republic of Congo)

MBELAAN, fiction project by Ousmane Majha SARR (Senegal), produced by Cheikh Ahmadou DIOP – Kerdoff productions (Senegal)

CIRTA, documentary project by Saifeddine CHIDA (Tunisia), produced by Olfa BEN ACHOUR – A.P.A (Artistes producteurs associés) (Tunisia)

All projects can be viewed on the website:


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