The 26th edition, 50 years of age and the conventional force of Fespako, was awarded an animated film. For sector professionals, it is a real consecration, but it still does not see this genre on the continent.
"It was really a fight, animation film is an embryo in Africa, and the members of Fespako do not really know this animation, and when we present the animated film, we will try to judge it according to the real movie," says Wilfried Paré, coordinator of the Animation Film Association (ABCA).
A cinematographic embryo with no resources, recognition and training yet. "When I was 11 years old, I knew that we could make animated movies with some of the drawings on TV. I started to enjoy my notebooks, because there is no school currently being prepared in Mali school for young animation films," he says, "Issouf Bah, A Quiet Village Director, Etalon d Gold.
However, the animated film has found its audience in Africa. Afrikatoon, along with the success of the Ivorian studio. "We did a lot of projects that were appreciated by the public, including the first feature film Pokou, Princess Ashanti, says Abel Kouamé, her creator. We now produce four series and our channel on YouTube, for example, among Western African channels. Twelve films feature this year's Animation They are preparing for the Gold Standard.