* April and May 2010

South African Cinema

Venue: BFI SOUTHBANK, Edinburgh, Scotland.

A two-part season that presents an overview of cinema made both during and post South Africa's apartheid era - a fantastic range of dramas and documentaries, fiction and fantasy. Explore films in Part One that evidence the confused wilderness of mirrors where race, gender, ideology, Puritanism, lust, guilt and revolt all have a part to play. Some of the films are propaganda for the ideology and some are furiously opposed to it, while some are merely reflections of life at a particular time, in a particular country. Part Two in May celebrates films made post-1994 when the rule of the racial white elite ended and a new society emerged, opening up opportunities for previously excluded black students to study film. Hugely talented black filmmakers emerged - Dumisani Phakhati and Tebeho Mahlastsi to name two. This section of the programme includes films and shorts and documentaries made only in the last few years such Claire Angelique's debut My Little Black Heart and Triomf by Micahel Raeburn (both made in 2008) to District 9 (2009).

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*12-16 April 2010

Senegalese Independence Day Celebration

Venue: Tollcross Community Centre, 117 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

Date: Saturday 3rd April 2010

Time: 7pm to 12 midnight

The Edinburgh Senegalese Society proudly invites you to join them in celebrating 50 years of independence.

Entertainment to include: African food, traditional Senegalese drumming, African dance, African fashion show, Samba Sene and Diwan, Sylvain Ayite, Waa Sylla, Bhundu Boy: Rise Kagona, Senegalese DJs, Senegalese films courtesy of Africa in Motion, raffle prizes and more...

Tickets: Adults £10 (£8 in advance), children free (ticket price includes food)

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*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.

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*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.

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*21-25 April 2010

International Panafrican Film Festival (FIFP)

Venue: Cannes, France

The festival will showcase 50 films (including 15 in International Competition) and provide 5 projections per day, from 09:00 to midnight.

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Broadcast & Film Africa 2010

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

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*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.

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*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.


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* 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.

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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.

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*June 2010 - date TBA


venue: Kigali, Rwanda

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* 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.

*July 2010 - date TBA


venue: Tanzania

*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.

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* 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 – – to watch trailers, shorts, documentaries, interviews and animations. Hosted by Ethical TV –

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*6-14 Nov. 2010

Lumières d'Afrique

Venue: Besançon, France.

African film festival.

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