Idrissa Ouédraogo is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Burkinabè born on 21 january 1954 at Banfora (Burkina faso)
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Nationality Burkina fasoBirth 21 january 1954
at Banfora (Burkina faso
)Death 1 may 2018
(at 64 years)Awards
Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres
Idrissa Ouédraogo (born 21 January 1954 in Banfora, Upper Volta, now Burkina Faso) is a film director from Burkina Faso. He is best known for his films Yaaba and Tilaï.
Idrissa Ouedraogo is a graduate of the African Institute for Cinema Studies (Institut Africain d’Etudes Cinématographiques) in Ouagadougou. In 1981 he began to work for the Burkina Faso Directorate of Cinema Production (Direction de la Production Cinématographique du Burkina Faso), where he directed several short films. The short film Poko won the short film prize at the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) in 1981. After studying in Kiev in the USSR he moved to Paris, where he graduated from the Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques IDHEC in 1985
Ouédraogo won the Grand Prix for his film Tilaï (The Law) at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival, and the FIPRESCI Award for his 1986 film Yam Daabo (The Choice). His 1993 film Samba Traoré won the Silver Bear at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival.