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Events 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 festivals 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. click for details or at: www.africa-in-motion.tv 1-5 November 2010 Africa Media & Broadcasting Congress 2010 Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Johannesburg The Africa Media and Broadcasting Congress 2010 is a dedicated forum where key stakeholders gather to share knowledge, network and find solutions that enable you to maximise revenues and profitably leverage emerging markets. click for details 2-3 November 2010 IP&TV World Forum Middle East & Africa Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai From Informa Telecoms & Media Conferences Established as the world's leading event on IPTV, this is a must-attend conference and exhibition in he diaries of all Telco, TV and content executives. IPTV has evolved and telcos pursuing a television strategy across Middle East & Africa can launch with more sophisticated television services than witnessed during early-adopter deployments in Europe and North America, with more personalisation and cross-platform, multi-screen delivery among the obvious targets. Regional telcos have the chance to demonstrate their ambition to win, and not just play, in the Pay TV marketplace. click for details 6-14 Nov. 2010 Lumires d'Afrique Venue: Besanon, France. African film festival. click for details 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. click for details 22nd - 24th March 2011 IPTV World Forum 2011 Venue: Olympia, London UK click for details 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. Activities: -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. click for details July 2011 Mediatech Africa 2011 EXHIBITION The Coca-Cola Dome Northgate - Johannesburg (South Africa) SAs 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. click for details People text Opportunities text TO CONTACT US: If anything you have read in this newsletter is "off the mark" or you have factual amendments, mail them to us and we will include them in subsequent issues. If you'd like to contribute, write and let us know. If you need information about a particular place or issue, just send your questions in. We are always happy to follow up on readers concerns. Balancing Act, 54 Walnut Tree Walk, London SE11 6DN Tel/fax: + 44 207 582 5220 Cell: + 44 7973 561987 E-mail: editorial@balancingact-africa.com ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES: To see a copy of our rates card for 2010, e-mail a request to advertising@balancingact-africa.com. Don't get left behind. Be seen and known through advertising in our e-letter and on our web-site. 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