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The film market

MICA at Place de la Nation

In the center of Ouagadougou, the Place de la Nation will be for one week the center of gravity of African cinema.

The MICA (International Market of African Cinema and Television), on the sidelines of the FESPACO (Panafrican Festival of Cinema and Television of Ouagadougou) is held in the center of Ouagadougou at the Place de la Nation from February 23 to March 2, 2019 This place will be the meeting place for all cinema professionals and related activities in the 7th art. The film market also provides a framework for reflection and networking through various conferences and debates around several themes on the future of the commercialization of African cinema. If the Place de la Nation was chosen by the organizers, it is because it allows national and international professionals to get there without wasting time in transport.

Wanting to be a space for promoting cinematographic works in Africa, MICA has not skimped on logistics.

An exhibition space of 2,000 m²

The big ‘Yennenga’ marquee houses the film market itself as well as the business-center and the ‘Mica experts’, while ‘Les Petits Déjeuners’ are held in the ” Laafi ” marquee. Other events, meetings, conferences are organized in the Benkadi marquee. The projections à la carte invest the capital “Etalon”. To regain strength, quench your thirst or exchange quietly over a coffee, ” at the maquis of MICA ” is the space dedicated by the organizers.

Welcome to the Film Market at Place de la Nation, the hub of African cinema and audiovisual.

The film market

The strong desire of African filmmakers to have their works circulated and to guarantee their profitability in particular led to the creation in 1983 of the African International Film and Television Market (MICA).

Despite the many challenges, African and other producers, distributors, exhibitors and broadcasters participated, thus preserving, during all these years, its regular dress through:

  • the offer of a varied grant of African programs
  • the exhibition of cinematographic and audiovisual productions
  • the projections à la carte
  • the online video library
  • sales and purchases of films,
  • conferences
  • the signing of successful contracts …