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. 
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23 - 26 February 2011
Aluta film festival 2011

Venue: Kimberley – South Africa.
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26 February - 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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15th March 2011
BOBTV conference, exhibition and trade show

African film and TV programmes expo
Topic: new media tech
Venue: Abuja, Nigeria
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22 - 27 March 2011
Festival Cinema Africano Asia e America Latina 21° edizione

Venue: Milano, Italy
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22 - 24 March 2011
IPTV World Forum 2011

Venue: Olympia, London UK
The IP&TV World Forum 2011, renamed this year to highlight and encompass the increasing number of cable companies adopting IP technology, focussing on hybrid, IP and Connected TV, will take place on 22-24 March at Londonís Olympia and will feature A comprehensive programme of more than 200 visionary speakers, including over 140 service providers from telcos, cablecos, broadcasters and content providers.
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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 - 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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11 - 19 June, 2011
The 8th African Film Festival of Tarifa, Spain

Venue: Tarifa, Spain
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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 - 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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11-14 Septembre 2011
HighwayAfrica 2011

Venue: Rhodes Uni., Grahamstown, SA.
A show focused on journalism and new multimedia. For fourteen years the Highway Africa conference has been at the centre of Africa’s debates on journalism and new media. The conference has over the years become the largest annual gathering of African journalists in the world.
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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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30th Nov. - 3rd Dec. 2011
MYCONTENT, 4th Dubai International Character & Licensing Fair and 4th Dubai World Game Expo.

Venue: Dubai
MYCONTENT - (exhibition & conference) in dedicated to the Middle East & North Africa. It is MENA region’s 2nd entertainment content marketplace which will be held in conjunction with 4th Dubai International Character & Licensing Fair and 4th Dubai World Game Expo.
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Dec 2011 (final date tba)
Africa Int. Film Festival

Venue : Port Harcourt, Nigeria
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Dec 2011 (final date tba)
Festival International du Film de Marrakech

Venue : Marrakech, Morocco
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(final date tba)
Festival du Monde Arabe du Court-métrage Azrou-Ifrane

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