The Quintessence film festival generally takes place in the days immediately before and after the Voodoo Festival. This international film festival has been celebrated annually since 2003 dedicated to movies and documentaries from the whole of Africa. From 9th to 13th January the touristic and historical city of Kpassè comes alive to the rhythm and colors of Ouidah's International Film Festival.
Film screenings related to Africa is broadcast five days in Ouidah , Cotonou including public place Agla ( The Pylons in partnership with Artisttik Africa ) .
Several screenings will be followed by discussions led by directors . There are both fiction and documentaries, feature films and short films.
After the festival , the jury will award the best director a " Royal Python"