Newton Aduaka's Ezra won the best picture Golden Stallion of Yenneng at this year's Fespaco film fesitival in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

The Nigerian director's film tells the story of a child soldier trying to find a life after the civil war in Sierra Leone

Cameroon's Jean Pierre Bekolo Les Saignantes (The Bleeding) was runner-up, with Mahamat Saleh Haroun, from Chad third for Darrat (Dry Season).

The public vote went to Guinean Cheik Fantamady Camara's Il Va Pleuvoir Sur Conakry (It's Going To Rain On Conakry), a love story set amid political machinations of the Guinean capital, won the public's vote.