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Durban International Film Festival:
Film festival accepting submissions [Worldwide]

 
Date: Friday, July 18, 2014 - Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Deadline: 3/24/14
Durban International Film Festival
Filmmakers may submit their projects to be screened at this film festival in South Africa.

The Durban International Film Festival is accepting film submissions to be screened at its 35th annual celebration this summer. This year’s festival runs from July 18 to 22, and its theme is “continent of contrast.”

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Video: Lupita Nyong'o, won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress

People know her not so long ago, Lupita Nyong'o, the Kenyan origin actress is the rising star that now illuminates the red carpet like at the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Critic's Choice Movie Award and the recent ceremony Oscar® 2014. On this occasion, she was awarded for Best Supporting Actress in the film "12 years a slave."

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67th Cannes International Film Festival attendance - call for applications

14 February 2014: The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) invites filmmakers who will be participating at and are attending the 67th Cannes International Film Festival to apply for funding for markets and festivals attendance. The Film Festival will take place from 14th until 25th of May 2014 in Cannes, France.

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Koos Bekker steps down as Naspers CEO

End of an era as the Naspers boss steps down as CEO of the company he has led since 1997.

Naspers CEO Koos Bekker (image: World Economic Forum – CC BY-SA 2.0)
It’s the end of an era. Naspers has announced that its long-serving CEO, Koos Bekker, 61, is stepping down as CEO.

Bekker, who will stand down from the Naspers board for a year, will be succeeded by the media and technology group’s head of e-commerce, Bob van Dijk, 41.

Events

April 5 – 10, 2014
NAB Show

Venue: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
NAB Show® provides a meeting for creative inspiration and next-generation technologies to assist audio and video executives with their content.

7-10 April 2014
MIPTV

Venue: Cannes, South of France.
The world's market & creative forum for TV content.

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67th Cannes International Film Festival NFVF Call for Projects

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) will once again host and facilitate South African film industry presence at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival to be held from 14th - 25th May 2014. The festival, which is internationally recognised as the premier film festival and marketing event, brings together filmmakers and key decision makers from across the globe to conduct the business of film.

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Femi Oke a keynote speaker and panel host at Social Media Week Lagos

Former Nigerian media personality of the year Femi Oke has been announced as a keynote speaker and panel host at Social Media Week Lagos from 17-21 February 2014.

Events

April 5 – 10, 2014
NAB Show

Venue: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
NAB Show® provides a meeting for creative inspiration and next-generation technologies to assist audio and video executives with their content.

7-10 April 2014
MIPTV

Venue: Cannes, South of France.
The world's market & creative forum for TV content.

Jobs & Opportunities

South Africa: The 13th Metro FM Awards require a co-presenter for the black carpet affair being held in KwaZulu-Natal. More here

Opportunities for African producers: Netflix could change SA television.
There are strong rumours that Netflix already has servers in a local (South African) data centre. If it’s introduced here, it will be as much of a game changer as it was in the US. Full article here

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