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The night of the African Series comes to Yaoundé and Douala during the ECRANS NOIRS festival


in Douala

Room CanalOlympia Bessengue

from 6 p.m. to midnight


in Yaounde

Hall CanalOlympia yaoundé 1

from 6 p.m. to midnight




The movie Thomas
by Tahirou Tassere Ouedraogo
is in official competition at FESPACO 2017
The Aissa Series
by Jean Roke Patoudem
is competing in the Series selection at FESPACO 2017

FESPACO Series Night 2017

The 3rd  African Series Night
will take place at FESPACO
from 6 p.m. to midnight

In the CanalOlympia Yennenga Room

(Ouaga 2000 - East side of the Martyrs monument)




from Sunday to Thursday at 6 p.m. (UT)

and in rebroadcast every next day at 8:45 (UT)


You can find the series on the webTV of TV5MONDE+ AFRIQUE


You can also find the series on its website



                  and on Facebook

AMINA at Cinema Le Normandie


PATOU FILMS INTERNATIONAL (France) launches, in preview, the theatrical distribution of AMINA , the 1st Chadian TV series.

The AMINA series, 26X26' is directed by Yonoudjim Ngaltam Richardon and produced by

Patou Films International & Richardon Productions with the participation of TV5MONDE AFRIQUE .

Cinéma le Normandie in N'Djamena is directed by Issa Serge Coélo assisted by Abdoulaye Babale.


Exit program:


Saturday February 20, 2016: episodes 1,2,3 at 5 p.m.

Sunday February 21, 2016: episodes 4,5,6 at 5 p.m.

Saturday February 27, 2016: episodes 7,8,9 at 5 p.m.

Sunday February 28, 2016: episodes 10,11,12 at 5 p.m.

Saturday March 05: 2016  : episodes 13,14,15 at 5 p.m.

Sunday March 6, 2016: episodes 16,17,18 at 5 p.m.

Saturday March 12, 2016: episodes 19,20,21 at 5 p.m.

Sunday March 13, 2016: episodes 22,23,24 at 5 p.m.

Saturday March 19, 2016: episodes 25 and 26 at 5 p.m.


le normandie amina
Banderole Amina
Amina web
Le Normandie (1)



PATOU FILMS will be present this year at DISCOP Africa which will take place from November 5 to 7, 2014 in Johannesburg (South Africa).


You can meet him at his stand.


Discop is  some 2,000 participants representing nearly 1,000 international companies (over 70 countries) involved in the development of a sustainable audiovisual production and distribution industry in Africa.

Nearly 250+ international exhibitors, content distributors from Africa and the rest of the world, and national umbrellas (France, China, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Israel, Kenya), will cover an exhibition area of 5,000 M2 .


Lausanne African Cinema Festival


On Friday, August 23, 2014 at 11pm there will be the SERIE DE NUIT event.

You can find our series there: Gohou Show, The Immigrants, Princess Eka and Inspector Sori.


Below the article appeared in the newspaper 24 hours (Wednesday August 20, 2014) of Lausanne.

2 Films at the Clermont-Ferrand Festival 2014


Festival 2014

WELCOME HOME by Joseph Ndayisenga
THE RADIO by Armand Brice Tchikamen
will be present at the Clermont Ferrand 2014 Short Film Festival in the "Regard d'Afrique" selection .

3 Short Films and 2 Series at the Vues d'Afrique festival in Montreal


Festival 2014


Once again this year, Patou Films International is present at the " Vues d'Afrique " Festival.



in the International Short and Medium-Length Fiction selection :


Living from Maharaki

“What do you want to do later? a teacher asks his students. As his classmates carelessly respond, Tom escapes...


in the Africa Connection Short and Medium-Length Films selection :


WELCOME HOME by Joseph Ndayisenga


THE RADIO by Armand Brice Tchikamen

in the Africa Connection Series selection :
C ca KIN by Ali Zazi
That's Kin is a concentrate of the reality of Kinshasa youth, a reflection on Kinshasa society and on young people living in African megacities. This series, which revolves around universal themes, such as enjoyment, love, lust, hatred, jealousy, misunderstandings, hypocrisy and disappointments is designed as an interpretation of black African consciousness.




VILLA KARAYIB by Gwendal Pointeau, Philippe Giangreco

Four beautiful young women of various origins find themselves roommates in a villa in Guadeloupe. The owner, a sixty-year-old full of life who was to leave on a cruise just after their arrival, is dumped the day of her departure. The four women then find themselves forced to live with her under the same roof.. .

The Godmothers

Georgette Paré

Comédienne, Burkina Faso

Emma Lohoues

Comédienne, Côte d'Ivoire

La Nuit de la Série Africaine

Press release 2013

pays homage to the
Producing a television series in Africa is quite a feat. So how is it born?
Whether it is counted in episodes or in seasons, the bet is however daring for these Directors and very often also Producers, who embark on this kind of adventure, stripped of everything: Lack of financial means, qualified technicians, equipment , broadcasters, actor training schools…
Then, the African scenario writer tinkers with the means of edge to manufacture this miracle which is called the televised series; when we know that it is particularly wear for its duration of manufacture.
If money is the nerve of the war, its insufficiency does not explain all the defeat of the production of the television series in Africa, since one notes that the stammerings of the cultural and audio-visual policy in almost all the countries of the continent are not yet conducive to growth.
The national model that African governments would like to promote on local television is unfortunately absent from their program schedules. In all African television, Western and Brazilian series replace what could have been the traditional local heroes. Faced with these difficulties, a handful of directors and independent producers, often encouraged by TV5MONDE AFRIQUE, CANAL+AFRIQUE, CANAL France INTERNATIONAL and the OIF, take unimaginable risks to produce these series.
This is how were born:
The Immigrants(52 episodes), In the Heart of Love(24 episodes), Beyond All Suspicion(52 episodes), Sound of Drums(30 episodes), Class A(54 episodes), Dou(45 episodes), The Ace of High School(40 episodes), The Lawyer for Lost Causes(52 episodes x 3 seasons), The Story of a Life(26 episodes), The Villa Next Door(13 episodes), The Testament( 40 episodes), The Adventures of Wambi(300 episodes – 3 seasons), Cross Wedding(15 episodes), Little Sergeant(20 episodes), Sah Sandra(52 episodes), Signature(26 episodes), Teenager(52 episodes), Gohou Show(21 episodes), My family …
Popularity and Legitimacy.
Born in pain, African television series have become popular in spite of themselves and bring real legitimacy to the small screen on the African continent.
Their expansion goes hand in hand with the proliferation of broadcasters whose theme is Africa. These include: TV5MOMDE AFRIQUE, CFI, CANAL+AFRIQUE, certain national and private African television channels and the webcasting of TV5MONDE PLUS AFRIQUE.
For more than 10 years, their production has continued to grow with ambitious formats such as 52 x 26' and 26 x 26' and the multiplication of seasons.
Far ahead of the model of African cinema which is totally absent on the continent and elsewhere, the African Television Series is a popular genre which regularly meets its audience to the point of drugging it. A mother told me: "You can't send a child as soon as it starts".
Thanks to all this, the sector is becoming more and more professional and asserting itself with now scenarios with sustained rhythms and finely developed. Their selection in competition in major international festivals such as FESPACO in Ouagadougou, Vues d'Afriques in Montreal, largely testifies to this evolution.
Apart from some international institutional aid (Fonds Images Afrique, Francophone Audiovisual Production Fund of the South, ACP films),
these African television series are, for the most part, produced by private funds.
This first edition of the African series night will take place during FESPACO 2013 and will follow all the other FESPACOs. It is the popular festival which, in the space of one night, will mark one of the highlights of FESPACO 2013 with the aim of honoring all the actors of African series.
Spend a whole night in the open air watching not the stars, but African series, everyone dreams of it and FESPACO will do it for you on Thursday night, February 28, 2013 in Ouagadougou from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
An exceptional program of sometimes unpublished African Series will be presented to night owls "series enthusiasts" punctuated by inter-acts, animations, coffee breaks, loaded breads...etc.
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