The Khouribga African Film Festival closes Its 21st Edition

The Khouribga African Film Festival closes Its 21st Edition

Held from December 16 to 22, the 21st edition of the Khouribga African Film Festival ended this Saturday. In this edition, 15 films, from 14 African countries and produced between 2017 and 2018, were in competition.

At the closing ceremony, the jury, chaired by the filmmaker Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda, annouced the winners. And it’s the Kenyan film Supa Modo that won the Ousmane Sambène Prize.

The Don Quichotte Award was given to the Zambian film I'm Not a Witch. The Special Scenario Mention was awarded to Peter Sedufia for his film keteke. With regard to the 2nd Female and Male role Prizes, they were respectively awarded to the film les biens heureux  and to Stephane Bak for his role in la clémence de la jungle. The Franco-Tunisian actor Sami Bouaajila  received the Mohamed Bestaoui Award for the first male role for his participation in Les bienheureux. The Idrissa Ouedraogo Prize of direction was won by Etienne Kallos for the movie les moissonneurs. And the jury prize, was won by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud  for his film Fatwa.

As for the Moroccan participation, the director Mohamed Zineddaine won the Special Mention of Direction for his film la guérisseuse. And the actress Khouloud was awarded the Main Female Role Award for her participation in Salma Bargach's film Indigo.

In addition to the screening of the feature films in competition, this year's edition also known the organization of several conferences, debates and workshops  animated by professionals.