Every year in its Focus program, the Poitiers Film Festival directs the spotlight to a country or part of the world whose contemporary cinema stands out for its high-quality and dynamic productions.

In 2020, as part of the “Saison Africa2020” coordinated by the Institut français, the Focus will turn its gaze to an entire continent. 

A Pan-African initiative, Africa2020 strongly encourages its participants to favor movement, highlight women, and target a young audience first and foremost. These guidelines correspond well to the Festival in general, and especially to the Focus program.