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* Telegent and Brightstar have partnered to launch ‘Soccer TV’ Phone / Avvio 505 which will enable Latin American and African soccer fans to view live, free-to-air broadcasts of World Cup 2010.

* Become a 1Africa Affiliate and gain access to their library of free specialist programming for rebroadcast. All you need is a satellite dish and decoder... and to contact us to register! Also... keep up to date with the latest shows released each month, advertised in the newsletter as well as on our website.Find a list of our shows on offer in March at http://www.cvcmedia.tv/ftp.html. To download content, go to: ftp://ftp.sa.cvc.tv Content is totally free, but is not for resale and may not be edited. You will need a username and password to access the ftp (digital download) site. Email tracymarkham@cvcmedia.tv for more information.

1Africa's mission is to uplift, educate and encourage African youth by focusing on the positive and broadcasting a message of hope across African borders in a relaxed and relevant way. So, contact it on +27 (0)21 950 6900 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +27 (0)21 950 6900      end_of_the_skype_highlighting | email: tracymarkham@cvcmedia.tv

* African News, a web portal in Holland is looking for Freelance African and Non-African reporters living and working in Africa to do paid assignments. It is looking for: African cameramen/women; African video and film production companies; African journalists and African photographers in all African countries who speak English or French or Portuguese. If you like to sign up, please send your cv to:

bas@africanews.com

* 17-27 March 2010

Cape Winelands Film Festival 2010 -

venue: Cape Town

One of South Africa’s largest film festivals, Cape Winelands Film Festival has announced an official call for entries.

http://films-for-africa.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12&Itemid=28

*5-10 April 2010

AMAA Short Film Competition

Venue: Lagos, Nigeria.

The AMAAs are barely half a decade old – but within this relatively short period, they have made a significant impact on the African motion picture industry. They have created vast opportunities for linkages, for networking and for interfacing within and outside the continent. This synergy has diversified and intensified the reservoir of creativity in the industry.

http://www.filmcontact.com/nigeria/events/amaa-short-film-competition-african-universities

*April 7th to 13th, 2010

17th NY Africa Film Festival (first session)

venue: NY, USA - Walter Reade Theatre, Lincoln Center,

The famous Festival organised by African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) celebrates the richness of African and African Diaspora culture.

CELEBRATING: FIFTY YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE FOR 17 AFRICAN NATIONS • NEW AND EMERGING THEMES IN AFRICAN CINEMA • 2010 SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD CUP

http://www.africanfilmny.org/aff_fest.html

*10-15 April 2010

NAB Show 2010

Venue: Las Vegas Convention Center, Nevada, USA.

More than just broadcasting, the NAB Show is the world\rquote s largest digital media industry event attended by leading media, content, entertainment and communications professionals who share a passion for the next generation of video and audio content across multiple platforms \emdash from television, radios and computers to phones, the big screen and beyond.

Over twice the size of any other event of its kind, the annual NAB Show usually attracts more than 23,000 buyers from outside the U.S. who come to do business with more than 1,500 of the leading industry suppliers.

http://www.nabshow.com/2010/index.asp

*10-11 April 2010

MIPDoc 2010

Venue: Cannes, France.

http://www.mipworld.com/en/MIPDOC/

*12-15 April 2010

SatCom Africa 2010

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Johannesburg, South Africa

http://www.terrapinn.com/2010/satcomza/

http://www.terrapinn.com/2010/satcomawardsza/

*12-16 April 2010

MIPTV 2010

venue: Cannes, France.

The World's international TV content market event. The conference programme usually presents over 150 of the biggest names in global TV and film entertainment, digital media and advertising.

Exhibitors from Africa and Middle East usually accounts for 3% of total figures.

http://www.mipworld.com/en/MIPTV/Conferences-events/

*13-April 2010

SatCom Star Awards

Venue: Sandton Sun Hotel - Johannesburg, SA.

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

http://www.terrapinn.com/2010/satcomawardsza/

*15-25 April 2010

26th PanAfrican International Film Festival

Venue: Montreal, Canada

Festival organized by Vues d’Afrique, open to films from all the continents, depicting African, Caribbean and Diaspora realities through a broad range of subjects.

For the past few years the festival has devoted an entire section to the new generation of African Digital filmmaking. Works who aspire to be "a direct reflection of what happens on the ground" and that enable us to discover video productions that are both very contemporary and urban.

www.festivalpanafrica.com

*19-21 May 2010

Broadcast & Film Africa 2010

venue: Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) Nairobi - Kenya.

http://www.aitecafrica.com/event/view/43

*12-23 May 2010

Festival de Cannes

venue: Palais du Festival, Cannes, South of France.

The Festival de Cannes has celebrated the cinema for more than 60 years.

Over the years, the French Association of the International Film Festival has been able to evolve whilst retaining the essential: the passion for motion pictures, discovery of new talents, and enthusiasm of festival-goers and professionals from around the world, all contributing to the birth and distribution of films.

http://www.festival-cannes.com

*May 28th to 31st, 2010

17th NY Africa Film Festival (second session)

venue: NY, USA - Bamcinémateque and Bam Rose Cinemas

The famous Festival organised by African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) celebrates the richness of African and African Diaspora culture.

CELEBRATING: FIFTY YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE FOR 17 AFRICAN NATIONS • NEW AND EMERGING THEMES IN AFRICAN CINEMA • 2010 SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD CUP

http://www.africanfilmny.org/aff_fest.html

* 3-4 June 2010

SAMRA 2010 Conference

Venue: Mount Grace Country House and Spa

Johannesburg, South Africa

The conference is organised by the South African Marketing Research Association calling all Research Stake holders.

www.samra.co.za

Contact Paul Haupt Tel: + 27 11 463 5340

www.saarf.co.za

*16-27 June 2010

2010 Edinburgh International Film Festival

Venue: Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Festival is internationally regarded as a focus for discovery, a celebration of cinema, a centre of debate and a catalyst for new films. EIFF is committed to screening high quality new short and feature film and video work in all genres from around the world.

Please note all submitted films should be no more than 12 months old by June 2010 and EIFF requires at least UK premiere status.

http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/

*June 2010 - date TBA

RWANDA FILM FESTIVAL

venue: Kigali, Rwanda

http://tinyurl.com/yczef4g

*July 2010 - date TBA

ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (ZIFF)

venue: Tanzania

http://www.ziff.or.tz/

*2-3 August 2010

The Internet Show Africa

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Johannesburg, SA.

There are four seminar theatres themed around the following: Digital advertising and marketing, Web 2.0 and social networking, e-commerce and payments, Content management and streaming.

http://www.terrapinn.com/2010/africa/

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*ACTING Nambian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) Director General, Yvonne Boois, is the hot favourite to fill the vacant chief regional officer (CRO) position in the Hardap Regional Council.

*Eight years after she was crowned Miss World, Ibiagbanidokibubo 'Agbani' Asenite Darego is set to explode on television screens as host of a fashion reality show. The show, produced by IBST for a yet to be named agency is titled Styleogenic.

* The SABC board suspended group executive: commercial enterprises Gab Mampone on Friday, 26 February 2010, on suspicion of acts of serious misconduct in both his current and previous positions and has subsequently appointed Ray Nkwe to handle Mampone's duties in an acting capacity.

*Gagasi 99.5 FM's new lineup will see Vusi Letsoalo and Archie Majola returning to the airwaves next week, Monday, 1 March 2010. The changes were announced yesterday, Wednesday 24 February, at the station's offices in Umhlanga, north of Durban.

*ACTING Nambian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) Director General, Yvonne Boois, is the hot favourite to fill the vacant chief regional officer (CRO) position in the Hardap Regional Council.

*Eight years after she was crowned Miss World, Ibiagbanidokibubo 'Agbani' Asenite Darego is set to explode on television screens as host of a fashion reality show. The show, produced by IBST for a yet to be named agency is titled Styleogenic.

* The SABC board suspended group executive: commercial enterprises Gab Mampone on Friday, 26 February 2010, on suspicion of acts of serious misconduct in both his current and previous positions and has subsequently appointed Ray Nkwe to handle Mampone's duties in an acting capacity.

*Gagasi 99.5 FM's new lineup will see Vusi Letsoalo and Archie Majola returning to the airwaves next week, Monday, 1 March 2010. The changes were announced yesterday, Wednesday 24 February, at the station's offices in Umhlanga, north of Durban.

Vue d'Afrique: Call for entries

26th PanAfrican International Film Festival

15th to 25th April 2010

Montreal, Canada

FILM SUBMISSIONS

Festival organized by Vues d’Afrique

100, Sherbrooke East

Suite 3100

Montreal, (Québec) H2X 1C3

Canada

coordination@vuesdafrique.org

Tel. : +1 514 284 3322 extension 230

www.festivalpanafrica.com

INTERNATIONAL SECTION

Fiction, Feature length and short film Category

Documentary, Feature length and short film Category

Open to films from all the continents, depicting African, Caribbean and Diaspora realities through a broad range of subjects.

Deadline for submission: 31st December 2009

Registration Fees: none

Eligibility:

1) Film finished on or after: 1st January 2008

2) Origin: All countries

3) Screening format: 35 mm, Beta SP, Digital Betacam or DVD

4) Films need to be in French or subtitled in French or English

INTERNATIONAL SECTION

Digital Africa category. TV series, soaps, fiction and short films

For the past few years the festival has devoted an entire section to the new generation of African Digital filmmaking. Works who aspire to be "a direct reflection of what happens on the ground" and that enable us to discover video productions that are both very contemporary and urban.

Deadline for submission: 15th January 2010

Registration Fees: none

Eligibility:

1) Film finished on or after: 1st January 2008

2) Origin: All countries

3) Screening format: Beta SP, Digital Betacam or DVD

4) Film need to be in French or subtitled in French or English