March 21, 2018
Impact of the ACPCultures+ Programme

Through collaborations with other universities and institutions the University gained knowledge on what skills to train their students and how to prepare them before stepping into the business world

March 21, 2018
Impact of the ACPCultures+ Programme

Not only have the casts and Ama Ampadu, who produced the film, personally grown, but on a national level has Ethiopia also benefited from project

March 21, 2018
Impact of the ACPCultures+ Programme

Sandro De Luca explains how the project contributed to the improvement of the earth-based artchitecture in Africa

March 21, 2018
Impact of the ACPCultures+ Programme

Steven Markovitz is the producer of "Rafiki" by Kenayan director Wanuri Kahiu. The film employed 129 people and offered training programmes to pass on knowledge to local filmmakers and technicians

March 12, 2018
Enhancing the Pacific Cultural Industries: Fiji, Samoa and Solomon Islands

Interviewed at the final conference of the ACPCultures+ Programme in February 2018, Glenys explains the reasons of the success of the project

March 12, 2018
Project Director

In the context of the final conference of the ACPCultures+ Programme, we met the director of Maisha Film Lab, who achieved to create a pool of internationally recognised African filmmakers

February 27, 2018
8-9 February 2018

Best practices, results and impact of the financed projects and of the whole Programme

February 12, 2018
Prices, awards, festivals

Run, Meurtre à Pacot, Dakar Trottoirs, Rafiki, Lonbraz Kann, Re-Percussions, Lamb, Cristo Rey, Our Madness, Wulu, L'Oeil du Cyclone, Grigris

January 11, 2018
International Cooperation and Development

ACPCultures + had the chance to interview Mr Manservisi in the context of the 4th meeting of ACP Ministers of Culture, which took place on 9 and 10 November

November 30, 2017
“Making Culture and Impact Investment in Achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development”

ACP Ministers of Culture gathered in Brussels on 9-10 November to discuss the crucial relationship between culture and sustainable development

November 6, 2017
Interview for the ACP Conference of Ministers of Culture

ACPCultures + had the chance to interview Mr Gomes before the 4th meeting of ACP Ministers of Culture, which will take place on 9 and 10 November

June 23, 2017
"My dream was to met Abderrahmane Sissako"

Twiggy won the Silver Foal and the EU-ACP prize at FESPACO, which allowed him to participate in the Cannes Film Festival

June 23, 2017
"The support to the promotion of our films is vital"

Thanks to the EU / ACP award, Mbaye was invited to the Cannes Film Festival to promote and sell his film. A useful and relevant initiative

June 1, 2017
Interview of the artist Kareyce Fotso from Cameroon

ACPCultures+ had the opportunity to meet the amazing artist, musician and singer during the HIFA 2017 in Zimbabwe

May 24, 2017
Interview of Natalie Kombe, coordinator of the Shoko Festival

ACPCultures+ met Natalie during the Harare International Festival of the Arts 2017 (Zimbabwe)

May 19, 2017
The International Festival of the Arts was held from 2-7 May in the Zimbabwean capital

The Assistant Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States and the African Music Development Program were present for an exchange of information and experiences

May 17, 2017
Interview with Lorraine "Loch" Bgoya, Community Manager of Moto Republik

ACPCultures+ met Lorraine during the Harare International Festival of the Arts 2017 (Zimbabwe)

March 15, 2017
The Young Karl Marx is an international coproduction directed by Raoul Peck

Raoul Peck, Haitian filmmaker, directed among others the feature film "Meurtre à Pacot" with the support of the ACPCultures+ Programme

March 9, 2017

ACPCultures+ had the change to interview Alain Gomis at the Berlinale, where he won the Silver Bear jury prize two weeks earlier the Golden Stallion and the UE/ACP prize at FESPACO 

March 6, 2017
Opening of the International Film and Audiovisual Market at the FESPACO

Stefano Manservisi (DEVCO) officially opened the MICA in the presence of Tahirou Barry, Minister of Culture of Burkina Faso

November 24, 2016
28 October 2016

Discover the images of this very rich day, which conclusions will be used to launch a new Programme in 2017

November 17, 2016
DefkoAkNiep means "do it with everyone"

Dodji has contributed to several projects for creating FabLab (Fabrication Laboratory) in the Western Africa

November 10, 2016
"A new generation of festivals is born"

Presentation of the study on the "Artistic, economic and social impacts of six ACP festivals" at the conference held on October 28 on ACP/EU cultural cooperation

November 10, 2016
Manager and artistic director, TiPau, Suva, Fiji & Brisbane, Australia

ACPCultures+ invited Letila to speak about Pacific cultural industries at the conference on ACP/EU cooperation

November 10, 2016
Senior Research Lecturer, Centre for Integration and Globalisation, Canada

Presentation of the study on "Challenges and the economic impact of online distribution" at the conference on ACP/EU cooperation, October 28, 2016

November 10, 2016
"A significant impact"

Patricio Jeretic presented the evaluation of the Programmes ACP cultures at the conference “ACP/EU support to cultural sectors: results and perspectives”

November 10, 2016
"There is a need to better link creation and finance"

Amal Mohamed has been invited to the ACPCultures+ conference to discuss alternative financing models for creative industries

November 10, 2016
Deputy Director-General, DG, International Cooperation and Development

ACPCultures+ met Klaus Rudischhauser at the conference on results and perspectives of the ACP/EU cultural cooperation, held on October 28 at the ACP Secretariat

October 18, 2016
Why it is so important to invest in culture?

Several ACP personnalities launched an advocacy for culture 

October 12, 2016
Propella: a new innovative Jamaican initiative

Training sessions in scriptwriting, directing, pitching, festival strategy and deal-making

October 1, 2016
Opportunities for audiovisual professionals

Conference organised by ACPCultures+ on business opportunities and cooperation between Caribbean, Africa and Europe

September 19, 2016
Interview with the Midnight Robber of Trinidad and Tobago

Damian participated to a training programme set up by World Cultures Connect, sponsored by ACPCultures+ and Visiting Arts

September 8, 2016
Meeting with Tesfaye Weldemedhin, educator, storyteller, and cultural promoter from Ethiopia

Interview with the World Cultures Connect Ambassador Tesfaye Weldemedhin from Culture Works Connections, a Visiting Arts programme

August 25, 2016
Essenam Deblos, winner of the startup contest with the project Yoyotinz

Interview conducted during the Impact Music Conference and Pitch Me contest (Abidjan, 2016)

August 8, 2016
Interview of the representative of UEMOA Aminata Lo Peye

"It was important to be there, to hear the actors in person, to share their concerns"

July 28, 2016
Interview of the Minister for the Promotion of Culture in French Polynesia

"Today in the Pacific, we do not fight enough against the cultural tsunami that is coming from outside our islands through television and internet"

July 22, 2016
Interview carried out by ACPCultures+

Meeting with the Cape Verdean artist during the Impact Music Conference 2016, organized by the International Music Council

May 4, 2016
An 8th edition with a lot of cinematographic diversity

On October 6-10, 2015, the Association Porteurs d'Images was presenting the eight edition of the Festival, in Mauritius

May 2, 2016
Second edition of the IMPACT Music Conference. April 19-20, 2016, in Abidjan

Organized by the African Music Development Programme (AMDP), supported by the ACPCultures+ Programme

April 11, 2016
A multiple artist

ACPCultures+ met Pascale Marthine Tayou at the Forum d'Avignon in April 2016. He talks about his works, their funding, and the place of African culture in Europe

March 29, 2016
How to get contemporary culture in Africa outside the ghetto

Siriki Ky, the sculptor from Burkina Faso, talks about his engagement for culture 

March 25, 2016
Why it is so important to invest in culture?

ACPCultures+ met Ray Lema at the MASA, in Abidjan. He talked about his point of view on the MASA and on the importance of investing in culture

March 24, 2016
5 minutes to discover ACPCultures+ in images

The video shows the variety and diversity of the projects and actions financed by the ACPCultures+ Programme

March 7, 2016
A reflection on regional cooperation

Cultural operators, artists, journalists, and funders reunited through ACPCultures+

February 22, 2016
Berlinale, FIPRSCI award

Rama Thiaw's documentary on the revolutionary hip hop group "Keur Gui" won the FIPRESCI award at Berlinale

October 30, 2015
Danse, choreography and music

Seven videos show the richness of the Pamoja project, who supported the creation of more than 100 dance performances in Africa

September 28, 2015
Un paris tenu: un film entièrement financé au Congo

A joyous comedy, 90 minutes of laugh, a film made for local audiences

September 24, 2015
Distribute art house film in Nigeria is a real challange

ACPCultures+ meet Aderinsola during the Venice film Festival. she gives an insight of her job as programmer and explains how she markets and distribute art house films in Nigeria

September 17, 2015
Discover the trailer of the documenary about steelpan

Re-Percussions: Our African Odysseyis the story of the steelpan, which evolved from the drum, which African slaves brought, and is today a completely different orchestral instrument

September 10, 2015
Two new short films developed by INPTIC's sudents in Gabon

Ibrahim Kombi's "A ma mère" and Sonia Edou's "Le travail de mon père" realised in the framawork of the "Action 3i" project, financed by ACPCultures+

August 17, 2015
"It's very user-friendly and a free marketing tool"

Presentation of the site Isaano Rwanda Culture ( and of the South Planet project ( au Rwanda

August 17, 2015
"The site offers a wider range to be known, to have new contacts and friends outside the country"

A presentation of the website Sanaa Central ( and of the Southplanet ( project in Tanzania  

August 17, 2015
"South Planet is a revolutionary idea"

A presentation of the website Uganda-Cultures ( and of the Southplanet ( project in Uganda 

August 17, 2015
"All the information we need is in a single web site"

A presentation of the website Vanuatu Kalja ( and of the Southplanet ( project in Vanuatu

August 17, 2015
The promotional video of the project

This work has been realised by the technical staff of the project. Whatch and savour the Carribean taste! 

July 27, 2015
Video and trailer of the performance “The jumping village”

Choreographed by Robert Ngoroma, “The jumping village” is an fusion performance combining elements of traditional music, contemporary dance and acrobatics, projecting images and scenes made by Tanzanians visual artists 

June 9, 2015
"A fantastic tool discover new opportunities"

A presentation of the website Zimbarts ( and of the Southplanet ( project in Zimbabwe

June 9, 2015
"The project helps to build a real regional network"

A presentation of the website Mtandao wa Sanaa Kenya ( and of the Southplanet ( project in Kenya

June 9, 2015
"The platform help me a lot in promoting my work"

A presentation of the website Arts-Ghana ( and of the Southplanet ( project in Ghana.

June 9, 2015
A powerful database of all the cultural actors of the 13 provinces of the country

Presentation of the cultural portal BurkinaCultures (, an emanation of the international portal Sudplanète (

May 29, 2015
Souleymane Cissé: "Without justice there is no development"

From the expulsion of his sisters to his birthplace, the Malian director reviews the history of his family. A committed film

May 29, 2015
Joao Viana: "the impact on the Mozambican economy will be huge"

Selected by the Atelier of the Cinéfondation at Cannes 2015, Joao Viana talks about “Our Madness”, supported by the Programme ACPCultures +, he will shoot late September 2015 in Mozambique

May 25, 2015
Yared Zeleké speaks about his film “Lamb”, official competition. “The movie changed my life”

The film “Lamb”, supported by the ACPCultures+ Programme, is the first Ethiopian film ever selected by the Cannes Film Festival

March 23, 2015
Short video clip of 3:54mn produced by Juan-Carlos Yonte

Through this clip, enjoy the environment and the diversity of persons attending the beneficiaries meeting of February 10 and 11, 2015.

March 17, 2015
Presentation of the cultural portal "Southplanet"

Discover in this video the cultural portal of Southplanet (, voiced over by Jamaican Wayne Sinclair. The project offers unvaluable information and communication possibilities

January 29, 2015
Le partage dramane, animated short movie developed in the framework of the ACP 3D training

This 30sec animated movie show a quarrel triggered for an apple and the way the situation is resolved. The animated short was developed during the ACP 3D training project, financed by the ACPCultures+ Programme.

January 26, 2015
Mr Hooligan from Telina Randriamahaly; animated short movie. January 26 2015

35 sec animated short movie about a hectic hooligan after the victory of his team. The animation was developped during the "ACP 3D" training, financed by the ACPcultures+ Programme. 

January 19, 2015
M. Jean-Claude Dioma, culture and tourism ministre of Burkina Faso. January 19 2015

Questions asked to the culture ministre, Mr. Jean-Claud Dioma, on cultural development priorities in Burkina Faso

January 6, 2015
How to train young people in animation?

The projet is implemented by the African Management Institut. Reportage and interview to the participants.


December 17, 2014
Le film de Philippe Lacôte est sorti en France et Côte d'Ivoire le 17 décembre

« Run » evoke the recent civil war in Ivory Coast and the problem of kids soldiers

July 1, 2014

"La Ronde" was conducted by ISMA students in Cotonou, Benin during the training sessions organized in the first half of 2014.

June 2, 2014

After its official selection at the 67th Festival de Cannes, Philippe Lacôte's new film will be released in France on November 5, 2014.

October 5, 2014

Nine animated short films were made by students who participated in the Afriqu'Anim'Action project. They all were screened during the Afrika Film Festival in Leuven (Belgium) in March 2014.



April 15, 2014

"La belle et l'oiseau",  an animated short film by Pacifique Nzitonda, was made in Kinshasa during the "Afriqu'Anim'Action" project, led by the Studios Malembe Maa. 

April 11, 2014

"Sous la ceinture", an animated short film by Pitshou Botulu, was made in Kinshasa during the "Afriqu'Anim'Action" project, led by the Studios Malembe Maa. 

April 15, 2014

"C'est urgent!",  an animated short film by Armel Pululu, was made in Kinshasa during the "Afriqu'Anim'Action" project, led by the Studios Malembe Maa. 

April 15, 2014

"Autodestruction", an animated short film by Fabrice Iranzi, was made in Kinshasa during the "Afriqu'Anim'Action" project, led by the Studios Malembe Maa. 

April 11, 2014

"Rêve de chien", an animated short film by Jourdain Kielukusu Izu Di Do was made in Kinshasa during the "Afriqu'Anim'Action" project, led by the Studios Malembe Maa. 



April 11, 2014

"La Vie continue", an animated short film by Carlos Kalonji, was made in Kinshasa during the "Afriqu'Anim'Action" project, led by the Studios Malembe Maa. 

March 28, 2014

The Singaot Musik Kamp, organized by the Music Bridges project, was held on the island of Espiritu Santo, in Vanuatu, in October 2013. 65 musicians came together to share their music before playing together at two festivals.

January 23, 2014

The ACP 3D training programme opened in Dakar in September 2013. It welcomes ten students from seven ACP countries.

October 17, 2013

As Orações de Mansata (The Prayers Of Mansata), written by Bissau-Guinean playwright Abdulai Sila, is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth in the context of Africa today. Highlight of the P-Stage project, the play is presented first in Portugal in October and November 2013.

May 9, 2013

In the framework of a series of training workshops organized by P-Stage, a theatre performance training workshop was held in Bissau in May 2013. 

October 5, 2014

The new film by Hubert Laba Ndao will be released in cinemas in Senegal on January 6, 2014. Subsequently, it will also be distributed in Central Africa.


September 5, 2013

Cristo Rey, Leticia Tonos new film, is selected at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). It will be released in the Dominican Republic in December 2013. 

September 2, 2013

BENEFICIARY PROJECT "CRISTO REY" : Making Of Cristo Rey, Leticia Tonos new film, is selected at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). It will be released in the Dominican Republic in December 2013. 

October 5, 2014

Enrico Chiesa,'s director, highlights what has changed in the African audiovisual market in 2012 and talks about his strategy in 2013.

July 26, 2013

The production of the feature film,  Lonbraz Kanndirected by David Constantin, is a multi-dimensional project.

May 17, 2013
Workshop on the launch of the project in Dakar on May, 17 2013

The " Africa Fête” music festival, established by producer Mamadou Konté, is going on tour...

January 14, 2013

L’Institut de management africain (Sénégal) soutient ce projet basé sur la création d’une formation de longue durée en animation 2D et 3D destinée aux jeunes des pays ACP. Dans ce cadre, dix jeunes sélectionnés ...

October 5, 2014

Canal France International launched in July 2012 « L’Afrique en séries » based on training sessions aiming to improve the African television fictions quality through the professionalization of the key technic positions (realization, picture, sound, editing and mixing).

March 1, 2013

Fespaco 2013: the Acpcultures+ Prize has been awarded to kenyan director Beryl Magoko for her documentary film “The Cut”.

January 14, 2013

The African Management Institute (Senegal) supports this project based on the creation of a long-lasting training sector of 2D and 3D animation for the young people of the ACP Group of States.

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