*11 June – 11 July 2010
2010 FIFA World Cup
Venue: South Africa
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*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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* 2X? June 2010 (date tba)
TMT Finance Investment Africa Conference 2010
Venue: London.
Strategic leadership and financing of the communications industry in Africa.
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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.

*5-7 July 2010
Highway Africa
venue: Rhodes Uni., Grahamstown, S.A.

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*11-28 July 2010
venue: Kigali, Rwanda

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*10-18 July 2010
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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*12 - 29 August 2010

ENCOUNTERS, the annual South African International Documentary Festival - 12th edition of the festival, will show a selection of documentary films from around the world, with a particular focus on South African work.

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* 27 September to 29 September 2010
Sacomm conference
University of Johannesburg - Johannesburg, South Africa

This year, in co-operation with the North-South-South Exchange Programme, SACOMM’s Focus Group on Film will present an intensive short course in Ecological Broadcasting. 
Contact details: Professor Nathalie Hyde-Clark at and
Ayesha Lodewyk at

* 4-8 October 2010
Venue: Cannes, France
MIPCOM, the premier global TV programming market event.
Early rate registration until the 22th. July 2010.
SA agent: Screen Africa
Tel: +27(01)11 719 4380

* 21 October to 5 November 2010
Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival 2010
Venue: Africa in Motion 2010 will take place at Filmhouse Cinema and other venues in Edinburgh, Scotland.

UK's largest annual African film festival.
This year, 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.

To watch trailers, clips, interviews, shorts and documentaries from the festival, check out the AiM TV channel:

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* 2-3 November 2010
IPTV MEA Forum 2010
Venue: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai.

*6-14 Nov. 2010
Lumières d'Afrique
Venue: Besançon, France.

African film festival.

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*27-28 Nov. 2010
African Film in the Digital Era

CONFERENCE: Filming Against the Odds; A Major 2 day Conference on African Cinema, jointly organised by the London African Film Festival and the Africa Media Centre University of Westminster Africa Media Centre (AMC) and in association with the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) and Communication Research in Arts and Media (CREAM). Details and call for papers will follow shortly at

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* 29 Nov – 1 Dec, 2010
3rd Dubai International Character & Licensing Fair
Venue: Hall 3, 4 & 5 of Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre - Dubai, UAE.

The first and only dedicated trade event in the Middle East for production, marketing and licensing of cartoon characters, animation, logos, films, brands, arts & designs.

* 30 Nov. - 9 Dec. 2010

Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF)
Venue: Cairo, Egypt
CIFF is the oldest festival in the Middle East and has been an inspiration to several other budding festivals.

* 22nd - 24th March 2011
IPTV World Forum 2011
Venue: Olympia, London UK

* 30 Nov. - 9 Dec. 2010
Festival Panafricain du Cinéma et de la Télévision de Ouagadougou (FESPACO)
In Engl. Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou

Founded in 1969 in Ouagadougou to promote African audiovisual productions, the festival was founded by film fans and became an institution by governmental decree on January 7th, 1972. It is a large bi-annual event starting the last Saturday of February every odd year and gathering about 12 000 attendees.
-projections and awards, events management, promotion, foundation, projection room and HQ set up
-content market - in Fr. "Marché International du Cinéma et de la télévision Africains" (MICA).
-grants for African audiovisuel projets (16mm, 35mm, TV et vidéo)
-african Cinématheque: film archives and mobile cinema
-Publications on African Cinema, newsletters
Partners include OIF, Pnud, Unesco, Unicef, Union Européenne, Africalia, Prince Claus Fund, Stichting Doen, etc.