Rwandan filmmaker Clementine Dusabejambo emerged one of the lucky winners at the recently concluded 25th edition of the Pan-African Film & TV Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO). The event which took place 25 February 25th to March 4th 2017, hence closing with with an award ceremony of various selected films this year saw Clementine Dusabejambo’s film entitled ‘A place or Myself’, received Two awards, which included the ‘la Chance Award’ and the ‘Thomas Sankara Award.’
Onto her Facebook wall, the excited filmmaker posted;
A place for Myself ” wins the special prize ” Thomas Sankara “, special prize ” lucky ” of the lonab and the special mention of the jury.
What an immense joy.
My most sincere thanks to all the team of the movie. And all our friends “simply thank you” for your messages of encouragement that brings warmth to my heart. A special thought for my actress Fabiola and his mom…
“dare to invent the future”~ Thoma Sankara
Founded in 1969, and based in Ouagadougou, capital City of Burkina Faso, the Pan-African Film & TV Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) is a biennial platform bringing together professionals and non-professionals from Africa and worldwide for one single purpose of Celebrating and development of Black cinematography from Africa and Diaspora.
The overall theme chosen based on the current concerns in Africa and on the role cinema has to play in creating awareness among African communities. For a week
Major issues have been addressed over the past editions, some solved. Year after year, these meetings have culminated into engagements and results and contributed as well in establishing Africa’s cultural identity.
At FESPACO, special prizes are given to reward professional film and video productions from Africa. These prizes are awarded to feature and short films in competition or not, of the official selection.