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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.

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