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13 - 16 April 2015
MipTV

Cannes, France

People

The National Film and Video Foundation appoints new leadership

In its mission of ensuring the growth and promotion of the local film industry the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture is proud to announce the appointment of new executive management.

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Mzansi Women Film Festival 2015 – call for submissions

The 2nd annual Mzansi Women Film Festival (MWFF) – taking place at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg from 7 to 9 August 2015 – is now open for submissions. Films in any genre and of any length may be submitted for consideration. Films by women directors, producers, editors, DOPs, writers and women in lead roles may be submitted for consideration.

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17 au 22 March 2015
Le Festival de films africains de Luxor (LAFF)

Egypt.

24-25 March 2015
Digital Broadcasting Industry Summit in West Africa

Abudja, Nigeria - The Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Abuja
Organiser : Mr Olusegun Olaleye, Executive Director, Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON)

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28 Feb - 4 March 2015
Fespaco

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
One of the largest African film festivals - see website.

17 au 22 March 2015
Le Festival de films africains de Luxor (LAFF)

Egypt.

People

Cannes 2015: Abderrahmane Sissako Named President of the Cinefondation and Short Films Jury (A First!)

A year after his internationally acclaimed Timbuktu premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where it was met with much praise and acclaim, Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako returns for the 68th Festival (May 13-24), to serve as President of the Cinefondation sidebar and Short Films Jury, marking a first for the director (heading a Cannes jury), and also the first time that a director of African descent has been asked to preside over a Cannes jury.

Opportunities

Mzansi Short Film Festival Call for Entries

Short films, past and present, are true works of art, and deserve a festival dedicated to their exhibition. Short filmmaking is in the midst of a renaissance. Screening at a festival is a sure-fire way to start creating a buzz around your film and your career.

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17th -19th Feb 2015Digital Broadcasting Switchover Countdown!
@ 10th annual Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum (DBSF) 2015

Hotel Indaba, Johannesburg, South Africa

Opportunities

Call for Nominations for the 09th South African Film and Television Award Lifetime Achievers

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) extend a call to the industry to nominate the 09th South African Film and Television Awards Lifetime Achievers. The SAFTAs Committee presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to individuals who have been instrumental in giving insight into different areas of the South African film and television sectors.

Opportunities

Encounters Documentary Producers Lab 2015 call for entries

Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, with the support of the National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF), will host a Producers Lab to support teams from seven documentary companies. Participants will gain skills and tools necessary to operate optimally on the international scene.

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