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New Al Jazeera English series “Tutu’s Children”

A fresh generation of African leaders will be featured on new Al Jazeera English series Tutu’s Children.

The four special documentaries will follow the exploits of participants in the leadership programme Desmond Tutu leads, which attempts to build a new network of African leaders who are together committed to tackling their countries' most stubborn problems.

Viewers will witness the legendary archbishop pass the baton of moral leadership to these emerging leaders who are drawn from across Africa.

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5-26 May 2013  
Festival de Cannes  

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- Durban International Film Festival Call for Entries for 34th edition

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), invites filmmakers to submit their entries for its 34th edition which takes place from 18th to 28th July 2013. DIFF, the largest film festival in Southern Africa, features over 250 screenings of cutting-edge cinema from around the world with a special focus on films from South Africa and Africa. The festival hosts a film competition component and also presents screenings in township areas where cinemas are non-existent.

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Intelsat S.A. leading provider of satellite services across Africa announced that Mr. Grant Marais has been appointed Regional Vice President of Africa Sales, effective Jan. 3, 2013.
 

Events

5-26 May 2013  
Festival de Cannes  

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Call for entries:

The 9th Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival, which will be held in April 2013 in Doha, Qatar, has officially opened its call for entries and will accept submissions of short, medium, and long films for its Main Competition, as well as films to participate in its New Horizon competition for new filmmakers and youth and Promising Film competition for students of Qatari universities.

The deadline for submitting entry forms will be 15 January 2013 and for receiving films 15 February 2013.

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South Africa: Call For nominations for marketing and distribution Advisory panels

The NFVF Council hereby establishes the Advisory Panels in accordance with the National Film and Video Foundation Act. (No. 73 of 1997)

Responsibilities:

Advisory Panel members must fulfill the statutory role to advise the Council on the merits of applications for funding and on any matter relating to the field of the film / television or electronic media sector to which he/she is appointed to. Criteria for nominations for NFVF Advisory Panel members

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5-26 May 2013  
Festival de Cannes  

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Discop Africa: abundance of television content opportunities waiting to be seized

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Film shines light on Obama's Kenyan sister

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