FESPACO Film Festival
The Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) is Africa’s largest film festival. It celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019 and is held biennially in the country’s capital city. The festival begins with an opening ceremony in the national stadium and lasts for a full week with films being screened at venues across the city. The top prize is a statue known as the Golden Stallion of Yennenga. Safety concerns have marred the festivities in recent years, with the U.S. government issuing a Level 4 travel advisory for Burkina Faso.