Cédric Ido

Cédric Ido (born 22 October 1980) is a French-Burkinabe director, writer and actor.[1] He grew up in Stains, Seine-Saint-Denis, a small suburban town near Paris and in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso during Thomas Sankara’s revolution. His directing works have been exhibited worldwide in film festivals such as Seattle, Dubai and Venice.[2]

Cédric Ido
Born (1980-10-22) 22 October 1980 (age 39)
OccupationWriter, Director, Actor
Years active2006–present

In 2015 he won the African Movie Academy Awards[3] for best short film with Twaaga,[4] which takes place in Burkina Faso during Thomas Sankara's revolution. He has directed his brother, actor Jacky Ido, on a number of films including Chateau,[5][6] and Hasaki Ya Suda.[7]


Year Film Writer Director Notes
2017 Chateau  Y  Y Feature Film
2013 Twaaga  Y  Y Short Film
2011 Hasaki Ya Suda  Y  Y Short Film
2009 Un 'Stains' de musique  Y  Y Documentary


  1. ^ "Filmmaker to serve as 2018 Africana Artist-in-Residence". UNC Charlotte. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Twaaga (Invincible)". Africultures. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  3. ^ "The Africa Movie Academy Awards Winners 2015". Film Contact. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  4. ^ Tambay Obenson. "Africa First 2012 Profile: Burkinabé Filmmaker Cedric Ido And His Superhero Cinema Dreams". IndieWire. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  5. ^ Tambay Obenson. "Cannes: Cédric Ido, Modi Barry Team Up for Dramedy, 'Chateau' - Set in Paris African Community Rarely Humanized on Screen". Shadow & Act. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  6. ^ Melanie Goodfellow. "MK2 Films boards Barry and Ido's comedy 'Chateau'". Screen Daily. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Hasaki Ya Suda". Unifrance. Retrieved 5 February 2011.

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