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Namur is gearing up to host the 16th Intl. French Film Fest, which opens Friday and runs through Oct. 5.

The market for Francophone product is diverse, as around 50 countries, from Canada and Switzerland to Algeria and Haiti, claim French as an official language.

Pics in competition this year for the Bayards d’Or awards include French helmer Philippe Harel’s “Le velo de Ghislain Lambert” (Ghislain Lambert’s Bicycle), Algerian Rachid Bouchareb’s “Little Senegal” and Congo-based helmer Camille Mouyeke’s “Voyage a Ouaga” (Journey to Ouaga).

Special focus of this year’s event is French films made in Lebanon.

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