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17TH PAMRO AND ALL AFRICA MEDIA RESEARCH CONFERENCE

(Sun 21 August 2016 – Wed 24 August 2016)
 “Africa Media Research in a Globally Connected Word”

CALL FOR PAPERS

PAMRO is now calling for the submission of synopses for the 2016 PAMRO Conference.

Events

Durban International Film Festival

Africa’s premier film event, the Durban International Film Festival, which is hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts, presents its 37th edition from 16 to 26 June, 2016, in the east coast city of Durban, South Africa.

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Introduction:

Quoting notable nigerian filmmaker Kunle Afolayan, "film festivals help to increase the mileage and patronage of our local movies in the global village and they allow movie aficionados to converge and have one to one interactions, which give room for synergy, co-productions and collaborations.’’(1)

Opportunities

Encounters Festival Announces New Opportunity for African Documentary Filmmakers
 
The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, in collaboration with Bertha Foundation and The Guardian (UK), has announced a new opportunity for African documentary filmmakers – Brief Encounters: An Online Short Documentary Pitching Forum & Development Prize.

Events

11 to 13 May 2016
Digital Broadcasting Forum Africa - 2016 - CTO

Lagos, Nigeria. This year, it is the place to be regarding DTT (digital TV) in Africa.

People

South African stars land roles in international feature film

South African presenter and actress Pearl Thusi and local supermodel turned actress Nicola Breytenbach have landed roles in an upcoming international film called The Blue Mauritius.

The film centres around five international thieves who are hired by a mystery boss in Mauritius. Their task? Steal the most valuable stamps in the world.

Opportunities

Keynote Speakers, Mentors and Moderators: DISCOP Africa Abidjan 2016
See here for the list of speakers at this years DISCOP Africa Abidjan.

The NFVF council calls for nominations for members of its Advisory Panel

Events

16 - 21 April 2016 - exhibits: 18-21 April
NABSHOW 2016

Las Vegas Convention Center, LA, USA.
The media and entertainment industry has become unleashed. Dynamic innovation and cutting-edge technologies are shattering the boundaries of content and opening up limitless opportunities.

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Bond Emeruwa wins as Audio-Visual Rights chairman

Notable filmmaker and former president of Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), Mr. Bond Emeruwa, has been elected president of Audio-Visual Rights Society of Nigeria (AVRS), during a keenly contested elections at Excellence Hotel, Ogba, Lagos, on Tuesday.

Emeruwa polled nine of the 15 directors’ votes to defeat co-founder and interim chairman of the society, Mr. Mahmood Ali-Balogun who had led the board since inception in 2014.

Opportunities

Registration opens for 7th Durban FilmMart
 

The 7th Durban FilmMart (DFM), the film finance and co-production forum will open for early bird delegate registration on 4 April 2016.

The dates for this year’s DFM, a joint project of Durban Film Office (DFO), the eThekwini Municipality’s industry development unit, and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) are from 17 to 20 June, earlier than in previous years, to co-incide with the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) from 16 to 26 June, which was moved to an earlier slot for this year.

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