Cameroun - Political changes



On 1st july 2009 Paul Biya has nominated Philémon Yang First Minister of Cameroun as well as 7 new ministers and one state secretary including: M. ISSA TCHIROUMA BAKARI as Minister of Communication and M. BIYITI BI ESSAM as Minister of Posts and Telecommunications. Philémon Yang replaces Inoni Ephraïm who has leaded for the last 5 years. Philémon Yang, a 62 ans magistrate was a “haut commissaire” of Cameroun in Canada and ex-secretary to the Cameroun president.

Alan Rolston joins MoviWorld

Well known Producer, Alan Ralston has joined Moviworld. After a successful time working with Neal Sundstrom and Terry Vallet last year on the movie Finding Lenny and a short stint in Cape Town for the commercials season.

Filmmaker South Africa.

2 to 19 July 2009
Encounters - 11th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival

5 to 20 july 2009
Panafrican Cultural Festival, Algeria

In Algeria, 51 african countries have confirmed their participation at the 2nd edition of the panafrican cultural festival (PANAF).

Zouaoui Benhamadi, head of the festival communication département has validated that 8.000 foreign artists and 15.000 algerians will take part in the event including two countries who have a large african community: the USA and Brasil.

On july 4th afternoon, a parade will cross Algier associating all countries who have contributed to the event. Major african stars like Warda, Cesaria Evora and Youssou N'Dour are due to attend as well as 350 dancers selected in various african countries.

Recently, the algerian minister of Culture, Mme Khalida Toumi, has inaugurated the "Résidence des artisites" in the Zéralda, county, West of Algeria.

Health specialists have testified that Algeria has reinforced proactive measures against A/H1N1 virus to welcome participants with maximum security. A police force of 22.000 agents will also be patroling in Algier during the festivities.

23 July to 2 August 2009
The 30th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF)

Call for applications: scriptwriting workshops

This 30th edition will present over 200 screenings of films from around the world, with a special focus on films from South Africa and Africa. A free writing and scriptwriting workshop is now opened to applications.

23 - 25 August 2009
Mediatech Africa 2009 EXHIBITION

The Coca-Cola Dome



South Africa

10h00 - 18h00 (Thursday and Friday)

10h00 - 17h00 (Saturday)

24-26 August 2009
PAMRO (Pan-African Media Research Organisation): 11th Annual Meeting

To be held at Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

5 - 13 Sept. 2009

Lusaka - Zambia

16 - 18 Sept. 2009

Hilton Nairobi Hotel - Kenya

contact: Cherise Barsell / Head of TV Stations Relations Africa

1 October 2009 - 4 October 2009
Pan African Space Station 2009

3 - 19 Oct. 2009

Johannesburg,Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth

11 - 14 Oct. 2009



21 - 23 Oct. 2009

Sheraton Hotel & Towers



22 October to 1 November 2009
The Africa in Motion film festival (AiM)

Edinburgh is home to Africa in Motion, the UK's biggest African film festival.

The UK’s biggest African film festival takes place annually in October at Edinburgh Filmhouse, is officially inviting African filmmakers to submit short films for a new AiM competition. The competition is targeted specifically towards young and emerging African talent.

The competition winner will be selected from a shortlist of films and will be announced at an awards ceremony at the third successive Africa in Motion festival in October 2009. The winner will have the opportunity for their film to be screened at AiM 2009 as well as the chance to win a significant cash prize. A selection of other short films specially commended by our competition jury will also be screened as part of a short film showcase at AiM 2010.

The AiM 2009 Short Film Competition will be judged by a jury panel consisting of local film specialists and established African filmmakers; still to be confirmed.

The dates for Africa in Motion 2009 have just been announced - 22 October to 1 November. The final programme will be announced early September. Please visit for full submission guidelines and to download an entry form. For any further enquiries, please contact AiM festival director Lizelle Bisschoff at:

November 2009 (date tbc)
IPTV World Forum Middle East & Africa - Dubai - Informa Telecoms & Media Conferences

2-6 November 2009
Africa Media & Broadcasting Congress 2009

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Johannesburg

February 2010 (date TBC)

22nd till 28th February 2010
Aluta Film Festival in Kimberley, South Africa

Call for Entries: The organisers of the Aluta Film Festival, South African premier township cinema event, are calling for entries from South African and International filmmakers for 2010, the 7th edition of the festival.

Deadline: November

Categories: Features; documentaries; animation; short films

Requirements: Preview: DVD PAL. Screening: 16mm, 35mm and video

Awards: Aluta! Revolution Awards

Fees: None

Administrative address: 18985 Guttenburg Pitse Street, John Mampe. Phase One, Galeshewe, Kimberley 8300, South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)76 853 1214

Fax: +27 (0)86 513 7783

Festival Director: Motheo Seleke

Festival Administrator: Nandipha Shwababa

4-4 March 2010
Mobile Commerce World Africa 2010

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Johannesburg

12-15 April 2010
SatCom Africa 2010

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Johannesburg, South Africa

followed by SatCom Star Awards

13-13 April 2010

Venue: Sandton Sun Hotel - Johannesburg

Africa’s premier satellite event brings you the industry awards for best practice

19-21 May 2010
Broadcast & Film Africa 2010

Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) Nairobi