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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.