Ecrans d'Afrique

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Ecrans d'Afrique Magazine
Editor Clement Tapsoba, Alessandra Speciale, Francoise Pfaff
Categories Film magazine
Frequency Quarterly
Year founded 1992
Final issue 1998
Country Burkina Faso
Language English
Website Ecrans d'Afrique
ISSN 1240-2001
OCLC number 28329902

Ecrans d'Afrique: Revue Internationale de Cinema Television et Video (also known as African Screen), founded by African filmmakers in Burkina Faso in 1992 during a period of intense worldwide interest and commentary on African T.V. and film, explored all aspects of African film production.[1] It, along with its many contemporaries, sought to ameliorate an intellectual climate which suffered from a dearth of commentary on African film.[1] A corollary of the journal's efforts was to improve worldwide exposure and access to African films - it was linked to the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), the continent's leading film festival, from its inception.[1] Ecrans d'Afrique has also been lauded for its wide gaze covering the whole of the African diaspora and for its excellent coverage of Caribbean film developments.

The magazine was published by Fédération panafricaine des cinéastes (Pan African Federation of Filmmakers or FEPACI) on a quarterly basis.[2] It ceased publication in 1998.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Ecrans d'Afrique". Chimurenga Library. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Françoise Pfaff (2004). Focus on African Films. Indiana University Press. p. 276. ISBN 0-253-21668-0. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Magazines from Burkina Faso". Movie Mags. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 

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