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3 Apr. -27 May 2013-02-19
African Film Festival Inc.

Venue: Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Brooklyn Academy of Music - NYC, USA.
African film fest of NYC presented annually since 1998.

Opportunities

Potential film scripts: Africa's largest literary festival (with Art including films)

Congo is hosting Africa's largest literary festival this week. It's called "Amazing Travellers" - and it brings together more than 80 well-known writers and poets, most of them from Africa. The Festival's in its 24th year; Art exhibitions including photographies, theatres, films are all part of the event. Full story
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Nollywood: Call for sreenwriting closing 5th March

People

Oscar Pistorius: Claims of profiteering as reality TV show featuring Reeva Steenkamp airs
 
Women's rights groups in South Africa have called for proceeds from a reality television show featuring Reeva Steenkamp, whom Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is accused of murdering, to be donated to charity. The first episode of Tropika Island of Treasure was broadcast last night on South African state television, SABC, despite the death of the 29-year-old model and contestant in a shooting at the athlete's house on Thursday.

Events

12-14 March 2013
CABSAT 2013

Venue: Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai.
CABSAT is the established and respected trade platform for the broadcast, digital media and satellite sectors across the Middle East, Africa and Southern Asian regions.
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15th and 16th of March 2013
The 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards Nomination Night

Venue: Malawi, tba.

Opportunities

Call to action – Zanzibar International Film Festival, now accepting entries
 
The Zanzibar International Film Festival (sponsored by Zuku), is the largest multi-disciplinary art and cultural festival in Africa dedicated to the exhibition of films, music and panorama.

People

Buni TV hires Julie MacArthur as Director of Content Acquisition:
 
February 8, 2013: Buni TV , the fast-growing video-on-demand platform for African content, announced the hiring of Julie MacArthur as Director of Content Acquisition.
 
MacArthur will be in charge of leading content curation and licensing for Buni TV, as the platform gears up to launch its premium subscription offer.
 

Events

23 Feb. – 2 March 2013
Fespaco

Venue: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
The largest African film festival in Africa with “l'Étalon d'or de Yennenga” reward.
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Opportunities

Africa Movie Academy Awards goes to Malawi – Call for support

Malawi is the home of the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards Nomination Night. This event holds on the 15th and 16th of March 2013.

The Africa Film Academy Training program 'Film in A Box' will precede the AMAA Nominations and commence on the 1st of March 2013.

www.ama-awards.com/news/amaa-goes-malawi

People

Benin TV chief jailed for program slamming presidential palace

A Benin court on Wednesday jailed the director of a private television channel for airing a program in which a former government aid slammed the inner workings of the presidential palace, claiming it is plagued by corruption.

The court convicted Berthe Cakpossa of having committed an offence against President Thomas Boni Yayi by having aired the September program and sentenced her to three months imprisonment.

It also fined her a total of 500,000 CFA francs (762 euros).

Events

12-14 March 2013
CABSAT 2013

venue: Dubai World Trade Centre
CABSAT is the established and respected trade platform for the broadcast, digital media and satellite sectors across the Middle East, Africa and Southern Asian regions.
For more information click here:

15th and 16th of March 2013
The 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards Nomination Night

Venue: Malawi, tba
For more information click here:

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