21-29 January 2011
12th. “Festival national du film (FNF) Marocain” in Tangier
Venue: Tangier - city in northern Morocco

Long and short film competition hosted by Ahmed Ghazali, « président de la Haute Autorité de la Communication audiovisuelle » (HACA) in Morocco. There are 19 long films in competition.
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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.
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10-20 February 2011
“Berlinale” – Berlin International Film Festival (Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin)
Venue: Berlin

One of the most important dates on the international film industry’s calendar: About 400 films are shown every year, more than 19,000 film professionals from 128 countries, including about 4,000 journalists, almost 300,000 tickets sold.
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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. click for details here:


23rd till 26th February 2011
Aluta film festival 2011
Venue: Kimberley – South Africa.

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26 February to 5 March 2011
2011 FESPACO – 22nd edition
Venue: Ouagadougou – Burkina Fasso

Set up every two years, the well-known FESPACO festival is a week of celebration for Cinema for Africans and for the African Diaspora. Fespaco is considered as one of the biggest film events on the African continent. In 2011, it will be held under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Communication of Burkina Faso
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22nd - 27th March 2011
Festival Cinema Africano Asia e America Latina 21° edizione
Venue: Milano, Italy

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

A comprehensive programme of more than 200 visionary speakers, including over 140 service providers from telcos, cablecos, broadcasters and content providers. The conference programme is divided into four specific tracks focusing on IP Platforms for TV, Network Optimisation, Service Management and The Business of Content. Each day will start with a keynote plenary session discussing the innovations and services in IP and TV:
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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. 


25 march to 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.
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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.
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13-17 April 2011
International Pan-African Film Festival of Cannes
Venue: Cannes

Submission of films and application for accreditation for the International Pan-African Film Festival of Cannes are now open.
Closing date for film entries: February 20, 2011
Film Genres Sought: Fiction/ Narrative, Documentary, Animation...
Category: Long, Medium, Short film.
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April May 2011 (final dates tba)
African film festival (AFF) in NYC

Film Festival. AFF organisers accept submissions on an ongoing basis.
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May 2010
The Helsinki African Film Festival
Venue: Andorra, Eerikinkatu 11, 00100 Helsinki

Call for short film submissions - Deadline 31 December 2010

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

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

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2 - 10 July, 2011
Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF)

East Africa's largest film and arts festival, showcasing a broad spectrum of African films.
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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.
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22-25 July 2011
The 2nd Durban FilmMart over the 32nd Durban International Film Festival (21-31 July).
Venue: Durban

Contact: Durban Film Office –
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July to 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.
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3-8 Octobre 2011
Festival du Court Métrage Méditerranéen de Tanger
Venue: Tangier, Morocco

A festival focused on short films.
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31 Oct 7 Nov 2011
Out In Africa
South African Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Venue: various, see website

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

The UK's largest African Film Festival
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(final date tba)
Festival du Monde Arabe du Court-métrage Azrou-Ifrane

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