Yaoundé: comedy and humor to talk seriously about cinema and society

Yaoundé: comedy and humor to talk seriously about cinema and society
Yaoundé: comedy and humor to talk seriously about cinema and society

“Comedy, a tool for social change.” This is the theme of the 12th edition of the International Comedy and Humor Film Festival (Festico) in Yaoundé. The discussions and shows take place at the Valéry Ndongo Club Comédie located in the Etoa-Méki district, in the 1st arrondissement of the city commonly known as the capital of seven hills.

This festival was born from the initiative of a group of young filmmakers passionate about laughter and good humor, led by the talented Cameroonian filmmaker Engo Ferdinand Sylvère. The objective of this festival is to unite energies around laughter, both cultural and therapeutic. In other words, Festico aims to contribute to the development of the cinematographic environment in Africa and to become the hub of actors in comedy and humorous films in the world.

This year again, as in previous years, the Festico has focused on training young people to ensure the succession of the leading lights of these arts in the years to come. During this event, it is not only filmmakers who mobilize the crowds, but also journalists and editors of satirical newspapers. The aim of the newspaper The Peoples, for example, is to share experience and improve skills in researching satirical topics and angles of treatment.

The three best young people in the writing of works will each receive a reward of 500 euros, or a little more than 320,000 CFA francs, to realize their ideas in comic or humorous films.

Par Jean-Paul Mbia (Yaounde, correspondence)

07/01/2024 at 11:04 a.m.

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