9 - 14 August 2010

Lola Kenya Screen
Venue: tba
The annual film festival, film production workshop and audiovisual media market for children and youth in Eastern Africa

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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9-14 September 2010
Venue: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Each year, IBC hosts 1,300+ exhibitors, 1,000+ journalists and 45,000+ attendees from around the world, making it the premier destination for the unveiling of new products and technologies within the electronic media and entertainment industry. Tailored networking opportunities and innovative new areas such as this year’s debut Connected World, make it the ideal venue for generating sales leads, raising corporate profiles, and developing efficient distribution channels.

27 September to 29 September 2010

Intensive Short Course on Ecological Broadcasting for students
University of Johannesburg - Johannesburg, South Africa
In co-operation with the North-South-South Exchange Programme, SACOMM’s Focus Group on Film presents 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.

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.

July 2011

Mediatech Africa 2011 EXHIBITION
The Coca-Cola Dome
Northgate - Johannesburg (South Africa)
SA's only all-inclusive broadcast, media, entertainment and AV trade fair comes at a crucial time, as the industry prepares to capitalise on the multitude of opportunities the World Cup presents. Mediatech Africa 2010 showcases cutting edge
technologies and services from industry leaders in television and broadcast, sound and audio, lighting and staging, animation, communication and related fields.
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