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Ghana Francophone Film Festival 2016

The Film Festival aims at promoting the French language and the Francophone culture in Ghana as well as fostering a strong movie industry in the country.

Official poster for Ghana Francophone Film Festival 2016

Institut Français du Ghana and Alliance Française Accra in partnership with the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), Alliance Française Kumasi and Takoradi present the 4 edition of the annual from 16 June to 25 June 2016.

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Created in 2013 by Institut Français du Ghana in partnership with NAFTI to become a platform of mutual discovery between francophone and Ghanaian cinema, the Film Festival aims at promoting the French language and the Francophone culture in Ghana as well as fostering a strong movie industry in the country.

This year the festival will exhibit eight (8) of the best and award winning Francophone and Anglophone movies of diverse categories namely comedy, drama, documentary and animation from France and Africa among which is “Silver Rain” a Ghanaian movie by movie actress, Juliet Asante. The Francophone films will be subtitled in English and vice-versa.

A very interesting part of the festival is the short films competition opened to the new generation of Ghanaian filmmakers, in the category of fiction, animation and documentary to win the best short film award. Winners will be rewarded with lots of exciting prizes and the first prize will be a trip to attend a film festival in France!

The festival will begin with an opening ceremony on Friday, 16 June at Alliance Française Accra at 6:30 pm. In attendance will be delegates from the French Embassy, Institut Français du Ghana, NAFTI and Alliance Française Accra. This will be followed by the projection of the French comedy movie by Bruno Padalydes “Comme un Avion” in order to start the event with (a bunch of) some joy and laughter.

As part of the festival’s goals, this year’s closing ceremony will be dedicated to the upcoming generation of Ghanaian filmmakers with the screening of a recent long feature: “” by Juliet Asante on Saturday, 25 June at Alliance Française Accra at 6:30pm. Also scheduled for the evening will be the best short films’ award ceremony.

Though the opening and closing ceremony of the event will be at the Alliance Francaise of Accra, the selected films for the festival will also be projected at NAFTI’s hostel in Accra, at Alliance Française of Kumasi and at Alliance Française of Takoradi.

The festival is open to all.  Come and celebrate with us these unforgettable moments of discovery.

Alliance Française of Accra–Thursday 16 June at 6.30 pm

Alliance Française Accra – Thursday 16 June at 7.00 pm / Saturday 18 June at 5.00 pm.

Alliance Française Kumasi – Thursday 23 June at 12.00 pm

NAFTI-Saturday 17 June at 3:00 pm

By Bertrand Tavernier

Comedy / France

Alliance Française of Accra – Friday 17 June at 7.00 pm

Alliance Française of Kumasi – Monday 20 June at 12 pm

NAFTI-Wednesday 22 June at 6:30 pm

Alliance Française of Accra – Wednesday 22 June at 7.00 pm

Alliance Française of Takoradi – Friday 24 June at 7.00 pm

NAFTI-Sunday 19 June at 6:30 pm

Alliance Française of Accra – Friday 24 June at 7.00 pm

NAFTI-Saturday 18 June at 5:00 pm / Monday 20 June at 6:30 pm

Alliance Française of Accra – Saturday 18 June at 1.00 pm / Sunday 19/06 at 1.00 pm

Alliance Francaise of Kumasi – Wednesday 22 June at 12.00 pm

Alliance Francaise of Takoradi – Satruday 25 June at 10.30 am

NAFTI-Saturday 18 June at 1:00 pm

Alliance Francaise of Accra – Monday 20 at 7.00 pm

Alliance Francaise of Kumasi –Tuesday 21 June 7.00 pm

Alliance Francaise of Takoradi – Tuesday 21 June at 7.00 pm

NAFTI-Friday 24 June at 7:00 pm

Alliance Francaise, Accra – Tuesday 21 June at 7.00 pm

Alliance Française, Takoradi – Sunday 19 June at 7.00 pm

Alliance Francaise Kumasi – Friday 25 June at 4.30 pm

NAFTI-Saturday 19 June at 7:00 pm

Alliance Française Accra – Sunday 19 June 3.00 pm / Thursday 23 June 7.00 pm

NAFTI-Friday 17 June at 6:00 pm

Alliance Française Accra, Amphitheatre - Saturday 25 June at 6:00pm

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