Mini Fespaco de Vienne 2023

Panafrican Film Festival

22.- 25.06.2023, various beginning times
Brunnenpassage, Schikaneder Kino, Afrieurotext


Also, this year, the Mini Fespaco de Vienne brings unique films to the Viennese screens for the 4th time!

Film premieres and award-winning films will be shown from 23 to 25 June in the Brunnenpassage and in the Schikaneder cinema. Beginning on the 22th June 19:00 -20:45 (UT) with a Theme Evening in Afrieurotext, Lassallestrasse 20/3, 1020 Vienna.

All films – here to the synopses – come from the official selection of the famous Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (FESPACO).

Through talks via Zoom with the film directors, the Viennese audience will gain an insight into the world of films and their producers.

African music with Adama Dicko and DJ Taff as well as African cuisine will be additional highlights.


PROGRAM ( Universal Time +2)

Day 1 – Thursday June 22nd, 2023,
19:00-20:45 (UT):
Theme Evening : Dekolonizing Mindsets through cinema: How africans impact their history, present and future, in Afrieurotext, Lassallerstrasse 20/3, 1020 Vienna

Day 2 -Friday June 23th, 2023
Opening by Irène Hochauer-Kpoda, Initiator of the Mini Fespaco de Vienne, Speech of the District councilor of the 16th District of Vienne, Mag.a Sonja Kothe.
Concert with Adama Dicko & Seno Blues Trio, African gastronomy in the Brunnenpassage, Brunnengasse 71, 1160 Vienna
Film screening, Buried 88 minutes, French/ English subtitles. by Francoise Ellong-Gomez, Cameroon.
22:00-22:15  Talk with director Francoise Ellong-Gomez
Moderation: Irène Hochauer-Kpoda
music Dj Taff and open end.

Day 3 –Saturday, June 24th, 2023, Cinema Schikaneder, Margaretenstrasse 22-24, 1040 Vienna

African music and gastronomy
18:00- 19:40: Film Screening, Le sermon des Prophètes (The sermon of Prophets), 98 minutes, French/English subtitles by Seydou Boundaone, Burkina Faso
19:50 – 20:20: talk (30min) with director Seydou Boundaone, Tina Leisch, journalist and political activist; Moderation: Irène Hochauer-Kpoda
: Film Screening, Ashkal, 92 minutes, Arabic/English subtitles
by Youssef Chebbi, Tunisia, winner of the 1st prize FESPACO, the golden stallionof Yennenga.
22:00 open end Dj line

Day 4- Sunday, June 25th, 2023 Cinema Schikaneder, Margaretenstrasse 22-24, 1040 Vienna

16:30- 17:40
: Film screening, SIRA, 67 minutes, French/English subtitles by Maiga Fousseyni, Mali
: Film Screening No Uturn, 94 minutes, English, by Ike Nnaebue, Nigeria,
15 min talk with director;
20:00- 21:50: Film screening Our father the Devil, 109 minutes, French/English subtitles
by Ellie Foumbi, Cameroon- USA,
15 min talk with director Ellie Foumbi, Moderation: Irène Hochauer-Kpoda
22:05 DJ Line