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The Film Library of Ouagadougou


The Film Library of Ouagadougou was created in 1989 on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of FESPACO. The African Cinematheque aims to safeguard the cinematographic heritage of Africa. It meets the expectations of filmmakers and the world of culture, concerned about safeguarding Africa’s cultural heritage.

The Cinémathèque Africaine de Ouagadougou is a public institution of the State, placed under the supervision of FESPACO and affiliated to the International Film Federation (FIAF) since 1994.


Collection, inventory and cataloging of films:

Forty copies of films constituted the first archives of the Cinémathèque. Today, it has a modern center for the conservation of works (a functional center since 1995), where more than a thousand works are processed and stored: documentaries, fiction, news, feature and short films representative of the cinematographies of all regions of Africa.


  • The collection of African films and any work relating to Africa.
  • The processing, conservation and enhancement of films collected through various consultations by researchers and film and audiovisual professionals.
  • The inventory and cataloging of the cinematographic heritage of Africa.
  • The development of filmographies of African countries

Our movies :

The African Film Library of Ouagadougou