The africadoc program
List of countries concerned
Algeria - Benin - Burkina Faso - Burundi - Cameroon - Ivory Coast - Congo - Gabon - Guinea - Mali - Morocco - Mauritania - Niger - Senegal - Chad - Togo - Tunisia - DRC - Central African Republic - Rwanda
The Africadoc program is the oldest created by Ardèche Images, the “parent company” of Docmonde. A first writing residency in 2002, on the island of Gorée in Senegal, followed by co-production meetings in 2003 gave birth to Africadoc which has since organized 48 writing residencies, including an annual residency in Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina Faso) in partnership with Les films du Djabadjah and the Association Africadoc Burkina (2AB) between 2009 and 2018, and 15 Co-production meetings, between 2002 and 2017.
From 2006, the co-production meetings were set up in Saint-Louis, Senegal, which hosted the following year the opening of the Master 2 Directing of creative documentaries at Gaston Berger University, in partnership with the 'Université Stendhal de Grenoble. In 2015, a production sector was also created. The 2 Masters in directing and production ended in 2017. From 2014 to 2016, the Africadoc production system, supported by the ACP Culture + program of the European Union, also made it possible to train 47 young producers in the fundamentals of documentary film production. .
With the installation of the co-production meetings in Saint-Louis, Senegal, a program of screenings-debates was set up from 2010 to become in 2014 the Saint Louis Documentary Film Festival, organized each year in December.
Since the beginning of the programme to June 2020, 105 films have been produced and 18 medium-length or feature-length documentary films are in production. Additionally, 84 short films have come out of the Master in filmmaking.
In 2021, a workshop and international co-production meetings were organized in hybrid format in Côte d'Ivoire in partnership with Africadoc Côte d'Ivoire. Between 7 and 8 projects out of the 10 presented found co-production partners.