See the Travel Guide to Douala

Écrans Noirs Film Festival 20th edition

Published on 05-27-2016 Agenda

Would you like to attend the opening or closing formal diners marking the twentieth edition of Écrans noirs, the African Film International Festival?

A major cinema event in Cameroon, the Écrans noirs Film Festival is set on shedding a light on filmmaking in the “dark continent”. It accepts submissions in the feature and short film categories, as well as documentaries. Non-African films can also be submitted, provided that they are centred around Africa, the cast and crew are mainly African, or they were predominantly shot in Africa.

It works like any traditional film festival, with media coverage, guests and partners. It is open to the public, tickets being on sale from June 1st (check on

Screenings will be divided between several theatres across town: the Sita Bella screening room of the Cameroonian Cultural Centre, the Goethe Institute, the Convention Centre, the CNPS screening room, outdoor screenings at the festival's Village, and at the IFC (Cameroonian French Institute).

The Festival also relocates in some twenty other town halls, and even beyond national borders, to Libreville, Brazzaville and Bangui. Opening and closing ceremonies will take place at Yaoundé's Convention Centre. They will both be followed by official diner parties that are open to everyone upon reservation. The detailed program of this 2016 edition will be unveiled on July 6th.

See the Travel Guide to Douala