6 – 17 January, 2011
The 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival
Palm Springs, Cal. USA
The 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival announced a new program highlighting African Cinema. “Cinema Safari: A Showcase of African Cinema”
This program will premiere 13 new films made in Africa or reflecting contemporary African stories and themes. The showcase reflects the dramatic upsurge of film production across the African continent and the concurrent emergence of exciting new filmmaking talents throughout the region. The films selected programmes include:
•Africa United (United Kingdom/South Africa/Rwanda)
•The Athlete (Ethiopa/Germany/USA)
•Desert Flower (UK/Germany/Austria)
•I Am Slave (United Kingdom)
•Imani (Uganda/Sweden)
•Kinshasa Symphony (Germany)
•The Last Lions (USA/Botswana)
•The Lazarus Effect (USA)
•Life Above All (South Africa/Germany)
•Reconciliation: Mandela’s Miracle (USA/South Africa)
•A Screaming Man (Chad/France/Belgium)
•Soul Boy (Kenya/Germany)

9-11 February 2011
Discop Africa
Venue: Lapalm Royal Beach hotel, Accra, Ghana.
Since 2009, DISCOP markets targeting Sub-Saharan African television marketplaces have brought together over 400 companies selling and buying television content in this part of the world.

16-21 February 2011
2011 Pan African Film Festival (PAFF)
Venue: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Completed U.S. and international feature-length and short films festival. The PAFF presents and showcases a broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help to destroy negative stereotypes of Africans and African-Americans.  In addition to the film festival, the PAFF presents a world renowned Art Show featuring over 100 fine artists and craftspeople from around the world showcasing the best in Black fine art, sculpture, photography, unique handmade crafts, home furnishings, designer jewelry, designer fashions and accessories that highlight the artistry and beauty of the African aesthetic.

23 - 26 February 2011
Aluta film festival 2011
Venue: Kimberley – South Africa.

22 - 27 March 2011
Festival Cinema Africano Asia e America Latina 21° edizione
Venue: Milano, Italy

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

23-25 March 2011
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Mega Media AdExpo is a platform where the advertising industry, marketers, advertisers and media buyers gather and meet to discuss and plan advertising for the year ahead. Apart from the exhibits, the event also aims to educate with its offering of short 30 min workshops on interesting topics from Mobile marketing to internet advertising.

4-7 April 2011
Venue: Cannes, France
MIPTV is the world's leading content market. It provides a unique opportunity to meet the key decision makers in the TV/Film, Digital media and Cinema industry. 21,000 m2 exhibition floor. -

25 march - 9 April 2011
Afrika Filmfestival
Leuven, 3220 Holsbeek - Belgium
The Afrika Filmfestival in Leuven is the most important annual showcase for African films in the Benelux. The festival promotes African cinema.

April May 2011 (final dates tba)
African film festival (AFF) in NYC
Film Festival. AFF organisers accept submissions on an ongoing basis.

May 2011
The Helsinki African Film Festival
Venue: Andorra, Eerikinkatu 11, 00100 Helsinki
Helsinki African Film Festival brings an entertaining and thought-provoking selection of contemporary African cinema to Finland. The festival aims to foster communication across cultures and support dialogue on wide-ranging issues related to Africa

2 - 5 June 2011
Africa Festival
Venue: Wurzburg, Germany

11 - 19 June, 2011
The 8th African Film Festival of Tarifa, Spain
Calle Monte Carmelo, 5 bajo
41011 Sevilla España

2 -10 July, 2011
Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF)
East Africa's largest film and arts festival, showcasing a broad spectrum of African films.

20 - 22 July, 2011
Mediatech Africa 2011 Exhibition
The Coca-Cola Dome
Northgate - Johannesburg (South Africa)
Mediatech Africa SA's only all-inclusive broadcast, media, entertainment and AV trade. It showcases cutting edge technologies and services from industry leaders in television and broadcast, sound and audio, lighting and staging, animation, communication and related fields.

22 - 25 July, 2011
The 2nd Durban FilmMart over the 32nd Durban International Film Festival (21-31 July).
Venue: Durban
Contact: Durban Film Office –

July – Sept 2011, (final dates tba)
African film festival (AFF) in NYC
Outdoor Summer Screenings in NYC Parks. Featuring dance, music, food and of course films. AFF programs year-round; therefore, AFF organisers accept submissions on an ongoing basis.

31 Oct - 7 Nov, 2011
Out In Africa
South African Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Venue: various, see website

Oct - Nov, 2011 final dates tba
Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival
Venue: Edinburgh's Filmhouse cinema
The UK's largest African Film Festival

Dec 2011 (final date tba)
Africa Int. Film Festival
Venue : Port Harcourt, Nigeria