2nd April – 31st May, 2011
African film festival (AFF) in NYC (18th Edition)
Venue: NYC, USA, various locations.

The festival will feature a gallery exhibition, fashion show, panel discussions, Q&As with directors and actors, live performances, and contemporary cinema from Africa and the Diaspora. AFF organisers accept submissions on an ongoing basis. General admission $12.
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5th -10th May 2011
ISFFO: International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen) – 57th Edition.
Venue: Germany

Festival focused on Short films.
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7th -15th May 2011
Festival « Sahara Hommes et Cultures »
Festival des cultures d’Afrique-21st édition
Venue: tba, Charente, France

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11th - 22nd May 2011
FIFC: Festival International du Film de Cannes (« Cannes Festival »)
Venue: Cannes, South East of France

One of the largest International Film Festival.
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12th - 15th May 2011
Haff: 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 national festival aims to foster communication across cultures and support dialogue on wide-ranging issues related to Africa. This year's festival theme is Women's Voices and Visions, focusing on African women as directors, producers or leading actors.
Contact: Wanjiku wa Ngugi, Festival Director. Info @
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25th - 27th May 2011
eLearning Africa, 6th Internationale Conference on ICT for education and training
Venue: Conference Centre Mlimani , Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The largest eLearning in Africa conference and trade show includes video tutorials and audiovisual educative solutions.
Contact: ICWE GmbH, Katharina Goetze,,
Tel.: +49 (0)30 310 18 18-0.
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29th May - 5th June 2011 (final date tba)
Festival Ecrans Noirs
Venue: Terre Africaine, B.P. 11371, Yaoundé, Cameroun.

Tel: [+237] 221 49 41
Fax: [+237] 221 49 42
An African film festival focused on Central Africa, and on the distribution and promotion of African films.

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

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9th -26th June 2011

Cape Town, South Africa
1st Floor
27 Caledon Street
Cape Town
South Africa
Tel: [+ 27] 21 465 46 86
Fax: [+ 27] 21 461 69 64
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11th - 19th June, 2011
The 8th African Film Festival of Tarifa, Spain
Venue: Tarifa, Spain

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2nd - 10th July, 2011
Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF)
Venue: Zanzibar, Tanzania

East Africa's largest film and arts festival, showcasing a broad spectrum of African films.
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20th -22nd July 2011
Mediatech Africa 2011 Exhibition
Venue: 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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21st -24th July 2011
Festival du Monde Arabe du Court-métrage Azrou-13 edition
Venue: Ifrane

Arab short film festival. Subscription closes on 15 March 2011. Call for short films closes on 15 May 2011. Two training workshops will take place on the side. Results will be announced on 1 June 2011.
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21st-31st July 2011
DIFF - 32nd Durban International Film Festival
Venue: Durban (South Africa)

Contact: Durban Film Office –
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22nd -25th July 2011
The 2nd Durban FilmMart
Venue: Durban (South Africa)

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.

21st – 24th August 2011
The 13th PAMRO meeting and All Africa Media Research Conference
Venue: Dakar, Senegal
at the Le Méridien President Hotel.
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27th August - 4th September 2011 (final date tba)
Zimbabwe International Film Festival

Competitive for features, shorts, documentary with 12 ‘Mweya Awards’ in different categories.

9th -14th August 2011 (tbc)
Lola Kenya Screen
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

Tel:[+254] 20 315 258, 221 3 318
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31st August - 10th September 2011
Mostra de Venise

Tel: [+39] 041 5218706
Fax: [+39] 041 5218879
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11th -14th 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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3rd - 8th Octobre 2011
« Festival du Court Métrage Méditerranéen de Tanger »
Venue: Tangier, Morocco

A festival focused on short films.
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21st -29th October 2011
Cinemed (« le Festival du cinéma méditerranéen »)
Venue: 78, av. du Pirée - 34000 Montpellier - France

Tel. +33 (0) 499 13 73 73
Fax +33 (0) 499 13 73 74
Deadline: 8 July 2011
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21st - 30th October 2011 (tbc)
Kenya International Film Festival (KIFF)

P.O. Box 76417 – 00508
Tel:[+254] 2 201 05 26
Fax:[+254] 722 897 216
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26th - 31st October 2011
Annual Tricontinental Human Rights Film Festival
South Africa

27 Palmer Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7945 – South Africa
Tel: [+27] 21 788 5462 - Fax: [+27] 21 788 5469
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29th Oct - 6th Nov 2011
Festival Amakula Kampala
Venue: Uganda, Kampala

Tel: [+256] 41 427 35 32
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5th - 9th October 2011
Africa in the Picture
Venue: Bioscoop het Ketelhuis in Amsterdam, NL

Tel:[+31] 20 622 7 151
Fax:[+31] 20 627 15 44
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20th - 22nd October 2011
ZAFAA 2011 - The Zulu African Film Academy Awards
Venue: London, UK

Closing Date for Entries is Friday May 20th 2011.
African Film Festival & Academy Awards
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31st Oct - 7th Nov 2011
Out In Africa
South African Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Venue: various, see website

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27 Oct. – 6th Nov. 2011
Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival
Venue: Edinburgh's Filmhouse cinema

The UK's largest African Film Festival

25th November to 4th December of 2011
International Film Schools Festival  - 34es « Rencontres Henri Langlois »
Venue: TAP (theatre auditorium de Poitiers) in Poitiers (France).

The Festival organiser invites African film students to join is. The Festival gathers about 15000 participants and about 100 professionals. A trade market is held on the side (includes CineSud).
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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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