The Lumières d'Afrique film festival joins the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of OIF
The Lumières d'Afrique film festival was held in Besançon, France November 6–14. Founded in 1996 through a partnership of 18 institutions and citizens groups with connections to Africa, the festival is celebrating its 10th edition this year.
According to the Lumières d'Afrique website, the festival features 5 sections:
- Full-length fiction competition: Open to films shot in Africa by African filmmakers in the last two years
- Short fiction competition: Open to films shot in Africa by African filmmakers in the last two years
- Documentaries: Films addressing timely topics and providing fresh, new points of view on the realities of Africa
- "Blank screens": A space available to activist associations from Besançon working with Africa to present their involvement through documentaries and full-length films
- "Memories of Africa": A look back on the first works of film fiction from African nations by a national filmmaker (past editions featured Madagascar, Côte d'Ivoire, Algeria, and Burkina Faso)
One of the goals of the 2010 edition was to ensure a rich variety of short and full-length fiction films for the competitions.