Wallay

a film by Berni Goldblat

Coproduction Les Films du Djabadjah (Burkina Faso), Doha Film Institue (Qatar)
Fiction / 84'  / 2017

With Makan Nathan Diarra, Ibrahim Koma, Hamadoun Kassogué, Joséphine Kaboré, Mounira Kankolé

Ady, a 13 years old boy, no longer listens to his father who raises him alone. The latter, running out of resources, decides to entrust Ady to his uncle Amadou for the summer.
Uncle Amadou and his family live on the other side of the Mediterranean sea... in Burkina Faso!
There, at 13 years, one must become a man but Ady, persuaded to go on holidays, understands things differently...

EFA AWARD BEST EUROPEAN YOUTH FILM

JURY PRIZE - ENFANTS DES TOILES

AUDIENCE AWARD - FIFF NAMUR

JURY PRICE - CINEKID

AWARD "POLIS SRL" - FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA AFRICANO, D'ASIA E AMERICAN LATINA DI MILANO

AUDIENCE AWARD FESTIVAL DE CINE AFICANO - FCAT

BEST ACTOR AWARD FOR MAKAN NATHAN DIARRA - FESTICAB

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM - ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AUDIENCE PRICE - PANORAMAFRICA FESTIVAL CINEMA AFRICANO DI VERONA

UNICEF PRICE - VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN

BEST YOUNG ACTOR MAKAN NATHAN DIARRA - OLYMPIA IFF FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

CIFEJ PRIZE - OLYMPIA IFF FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

BEST FICTION FILM - INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FF BANGLADESH

PRIX DE L'ASSOCIATION DES CRITIQUES DE CINEMA D'EGYPTE - LUXOR AFRICAN FF

SÜDWIND YOUTH JURY AWARD - INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL INNSBRUCK 

AUDIENCE AWARD FESTIVAL CINEMAS D'AFRIQUE - ANGERS

GRAND PRICE KILIMANJARO - AFRICLAP TOULOUSE

IBRAHIM KOMA NOMINATED FOR THE BEST SUPPORTING ROLE AT THE TROPHEES FRANCOPHONES 2018

 

PARTNERS : CNC , Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Rezo Productions, TV5 Monde,  Canal + Overseas, CGET Acsé, Ministère de la culture du Burkina Faso, Atelier Takmil, Cinemage Developpement, Procirep et Angoa

THEATRE: National release on June, 28th 2017 (Rezo Films) / Belgium  (Le Parc Distribution), Canada (Axia Films), Italy (Coe Media), Ivory Coast (Majestic Cinema), Tchad (Le Normandie) & West Africa (Canal Olympia & Institut français) releases, Sweden (Swedish Film AB)

TV : Ciné +, Hellenic parliament TV (Greece)

WORLD SALES :  bathysphere

FESTIVALS : 67e Berlinale, Fespaco (Ougadougou), Cannes Ecrans Junior, FIFF Namur, BFI London Film Festival, Festival del cinema africano, d’asia e america latina (Milan), Festival de Cine Africano - FCAT (Tanger & Tarifa), Festival International du Cinéma du Burundi (FESTICAB), Zlin Film Festival - IFFCY (Czech Republic), Tel Aviv ICFF, Tehran IFFCY , CPH Buster - Copenhagen IFFCY, Festival Cinéma d'Afrique (Lausanne), International film festival World Cinema Amsterdam, Festival Ecrans Noirs (Cameroun), Zanzibar Film Festival (Tanzania), Durban Film Festival, Lucas Festival (Allemagne), Festival du nouveau cinéma Montréal, Festival international du film francophone de Tübingen / Stuttgart, Augen Blicke Afrika (Hamburg) Journées cinématographiques de Carthage, Filem'on (Bruxelles), CineKid Festival (Amsterdam), Africa in motion (Scotland), Olympia International Filmfestival for Children (Greece), Festival Cinema Africano di Verona, Vienna international Film festival, Afrikamera (Berlin), Ajyal Youth Film Festival (Doha), Festival du Film de Masuku (Gabon), China International Children's Film Festival, FICKIN (Kinshasa), Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (Canada), Muestra de cine africano (Las Palmas, Spain), Cinebaix (Spain), Festival Ciné Droit Libre (Ouagadougou), Solothurn Film Festival, Luxor African FF, Freeze Frame (Winnipeg), Goteborg Film Festival, Festival Black movie, International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh, PAFF - Panafrican Film Festival Los Angeles, New African FF (Washington), Minneapolis St. Paul IFF, Annapolis FF, BUFF Int. Children and Young People FF (Malmö), Mashariki African FF, African FF New Zealand, African FF New-York, NBO Film Festival (Kenya), Favourites Film Festival (Germany), International Film Festival Innsbruck, Cinema in Sneakers (Poland), Golden Sparrow (Germany), Metropolis - French Film Festival (Hamburg), BrightMed Film Festival (Gibraltar),  Cinéma Sud (Switzerland), BiKi (South Corea), Romafrica Filmfest, Children Film festival Mexico, Sarajevo IFF, Muestra de cine más pequeña del mundo (Spain), Tromsø Children's FF (Norway), Dytiatko International Children's Television Festival (Ukraine), Fünf Seen FilmFestival (Germany), Cine a la vista! International Youth Film Festival (Argentina), Nara IFF (Japon), Watch Africa (Cardiff), Ljubljana International Film Festival, Ziguzajg (Malta), Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema (Brazil), Festival Cinémas d'Afrique (Angers), Champs Elysées Film Festival, Festival Eurafriclap  (Paris), Festival Cinémondes (Berck-sur-mer), Festival Africlap (Toulouse), Festival Jean Carmet (Moulins), Festival St-Paul les 3 Châteaux, Festival du cinéma d'Afrique du pays d'Apt, Festival Les Toîles des Momes, Festival Lumière d’Afrique (Besançon), Cinébanlieue, Enfants des toiles, Africajarc.