Ecrans Noirs Festival is a film festival in Yaoundé, Cameroon. It has been characterized as "Central Africa's largest cinema event".[1]

The Ecrans Noirs Festival, run by an organization of the same name, was established in 1997 by the filmmaker Bassek Ba Kobhio.[2] The 23rd Ecrans Noirs Festival took place in July 2019.[3] Its theme was 'Women in African cinema'.[4]

Winners of the Ecran d'Or edit

Year Winning Film Country
2016 Tears of Satan by Hicham El Jebbari.[5] Morocco
2017 Children of the mountain by Priscilla Anany.[6] Ghana
2018 Maki'la by Machérie Ekwa Bahango.[7] Democratic Republic of the Congo
2019 The Mercy of the Jungle by Joël Karekezi.[3] Rwanda
2020 Heart of Africa by Tshoper Kabambi Kashala.[8] Democratic Republic of the Congo
2021 Annato by Fatima Boukdady.[9] Morocco
2022 The Planter's Plantation by Eystein Young.[10] Cameroon

References edit

  1. ^ Blandine Stefanson; Sheila Petty (2014). Directory of World Cinema Africa: Directory of World Cinema Africa. Intellect Books. p. 111. ISBN 978-1-78320-391-8.
  2. ^ Christian Eboulé, Au Cameroun, lever de rideau du festival de cinéma "Ecrans Noirs", TV5Monde, 16 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b Ecrans noirs: la 23e edition sur les rails, Cameroon Tribune, 15 July 2019.
  4. ^ Festival Ecrans Noirs 2019 : le Congo parmi les sélectionnés, Agence d'Information d'Afrique Centrale, 11 July 2019.
  5. ^ Ecrans Noirs 2016 : voici le palmarès, Le Bled Parle, 24 July 2016.
  6. ^ Clap de fin pour la 21ème édition d'Écrans Noirs, TV5Monde, 24 July 2017.
  7. ^ The Ecrans Noirs Film Festival 2018, africanews.en, 30 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Ecrans Noirs 2020". Ecrans Noirs: le festival du cinéma africain (in French). Retrieved 18 November 2022.
  9. ^ "Ecrans Noirs : un film marocain en or". Cameroon Tribune (in French). 29 November 2021.
  10. ^ Oyero, Ezekiel (2022-10-25). "Oscars: Cameroon's 'The Planter's Plantation' starring Nkem Owoh selected for Academy Awards". Premium Times Nigeria. Retrieved 2022-11-16.