*12-23 May 2010
Festival de Cannes / Cannes Film Festival
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.
click for details: (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
click for details (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.
For further information visit www.samra.co.za
Contact Paul Haupt Tel: + 27 11 463 5340
*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.
click for details (http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/)
* 24-30 June 2010
Africa on Screen Festival
venue: South Africa, Johannesburg
Africa on Screen, the annual African Film Festival, is calling for entries from Africans for the 2010 edition of the festival to be held on 24-30 June.
*11-28 July 2010
RWANDA FILM FESTIVAL
venue: Kigali, Rwanda
click for details: http://www.africultures.com/php/
*10-18 July 2010
ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (ZIFF)
*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.
click for details (http://www.terrapinn.com/2010/africa/)
* 21st October to 5th November 2010
Africa in Motion 2010
Venue: Africa in Motion 2010 will take place at Filmhouse Cinema and other venues in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Much longer than the usual ten days of festivities because it is the festival’s fifth birthday!
Organisers will not only screen the best films they have come across over the past year, but also organise lots of complementary events across Edinburgh, with each day of the festival dedicated to a different theme, including: independence, dance, music, fashion and design, children, poetry, sport, and the environment.
Don't forget to check out its online television channel – www.africa-in-motion.tv – to watch trailers, shorts, documentaries, interviews and animations. Hosted by Ethical TV – www.ethical.tv
click for details (www.africa-in-motion.org.uk)
Facebook: Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival
*6-14 Nov. 2010
Venue: Besançon, France.
African film festival.
click for details (http://www.lumieresdafrique.com)