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 BEST EUROPEAN YOUTH FILM AWARD NOMINEE
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
AUDIENCE AWARD FESTIVAL CINEMAS D'AFRIQUE - ANGERS
GRAND PRICE KILIMANJARO - AFRICLAP TOULOUSE

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)

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, 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.