Application Deadline: July 1st 2016
OUAGA FILM LAB will take place from 19 to 24 of September 2016 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
OUAGA FILM LAB is a meeting platform between experts and young African talents. Its goal is to establish a bridge between African professional networks and the rest of the world, by creating a bilateral dialog: on one hand between African talents themselves and on the other between African talents and the rest of the world, on various issues regarding film production on local and international scale.
OUAGA FILM LAB’s primary goal is to strengthen the competitiveness of directors and producers from West Africa for major international labs, and also to facilitate access to local financing and international co-production through close collaboration with experienced mentors from across the African continent.
Following the call for projects, a committee will select a dozen film projects that will be invited to participate in the first edition of OUAGA FILM LAB. The main selection criterion is primarily the artistic quality of the projects and the subject matter.
This call for projects is aimed at film and audiovisual professionals from West Africa who meet the criteria set out in the regulations of Ouaga Film Lab 2016.
OUAGA FILM LAB is an initiative of the group of producers, directors, film critics and cultural consultants named Generation Films, based in Burkina with international partners and collaborators.
- OUAGA FILM LAB will support the travel costs from / to the city of residence in Ouagadougou and living expenses (accommodation, lunch and dinner as well as urban transport) for the director and the producer of the selected projects.
- All holders of the selected projects must participate in all activities during the duration of the Lab