S.A.: Big rewards for Cinema Nouveau audiences

Cinema Nouveau is proud to announce their audience reward campaign whereby loyal moviegoers will be rewarded with thousands of rands. All they have to do is watch their favourite movies at Cinema Nouveau Theatres nationwide.

Cinema Nouveau customers who watch any four movies before the end of June 2011 can enter the competition and stand a chance to win R100 000 in cash and if that moviegoer is a movie club member he/she will be rewarded with a further R50 000 in cash.

To enter, audiences will need to sms the word 'win', as well as their names and ticket numbers to 33007* (Sms cost R1.50 per sms. Free minutes do not apply. Errors billed.*) each time they watch a movie at Cinema Nouveau Theatres.

Current and upcoming attractions at Cinema Nouveau include Blue Valentine, Henry of Navarre, Master Harold and the Boys as well as the popular Opera and NT Live screenings.
For more information on this competition, audiences can visit here or find more details at their nearest Cinema Nouveau theatres.

South Africa: The Journalism Programme in the Department of Media, Language and Communication has the following vacant post: Senior Lecturer.

Requirement for the post: A Doctorate in Journalism or an equivalent qualification in Media with three years practical Journalism experience.
For further information, please contact Ayesha Mall: ayesham(@)dut.ac.za

Call for papers
EACA Conference
Conference Date: 7 – 9 SEPTEMBER 2011

Conference Theme
The role communication theory and research in Africa’s development in the 21st Century: Prospects and challenges.
Following an initiative by a number of colleagues who met in Nairobi, Kenya, in May last year (2010), the East Africa Communication Association (EACA) has finally been formed. The interim executive is planning for the inaugural conference cum AGM to be held in Nairobi from 7 to 9 September 2011. The conference will focus on the possibilities and challenges that communication theory and research hold for the social, political and economic development of African countries in the 21st Century with special reference to the East African region. Since this is the very first such conference in the region and to afford as many people the opportunity to participate, abstracts are being invited for papers focusing on, but not limited to, the following areas:

1. The role of media and communication in research and knowledge dissemination for social, political and economic development. This would include academic publishing; popular media; folk and traditional media; advocacy and policy engagement; book publishing; etc.
2. The changing face of journalism practice in the 21st century Africa. Papers should focus on the contribution of theory and research to journalism training and practice in an environment characterized by changes in political dynamics, policy and regulation, technology, professional ideology, newsroom practices, growth in civic journalism and societal needs in matters of culture, politics and development.
3. Communication theory and research for social change. Here papers should dwell on social change generally and specifically on how media and communication theory and research can contribute to human development in the areas of education, health, agriculture, social justice, cultural development and the environment. Of particular interest will be the application and integration of electronic and mobile technologies in social change efforts.
4. The role of corporate and organizational communication theory and research in fostering good business practices and general socio-economic development; including good corporate citizenship and corporate social responsibility. Papers may focus on the role of corporate communication and public relations theory and research in the social change issues mentioned in 3 above.
5. The role of media and communication in governance and the political process. Governance topics may include representation, accountability, corruption, transparency and eGovernment. Political process topics may include elections and political discourse. Of particular importance to the region would be how media and communication can contribute to the reduction of violent conflicts by promoting peace and understanding among communities within countries and at the regional level.
6. The role of media and communication in supporting the East African Community Project. Papers will focus on issues related to the social, political and economic initiatives and challenges facing the drive toward the integration of the East African countries.

Prospective delegates should submit abstracts of between 250 and 300 words. The submissions should include: title of the paper; name(s) and contact details of the author(s), including institutional affiliation(s); and short biographies. They should be written in Arial, 12 point size, with 1.5 line spacing.

All abstracts will be double-blind peer-reviewed. Full papers submitted by the deadline below will be considered for publication in the conference proceedings.


Submission of abstracts:                  20 May 2011
Notification of acceptance:                17 June 2011
Submission of full papers:                 30 July 2011

Abstracts should be submitted to:     eaca-conference(@)mmu.ac.ke

Call for Content

IDFA's Jan Vrijman Fund supports documentary filmmakers and documentary events in and from developing countries. The fund is looking for proposals for creative documentaries and events that offer a platform for documentaries and filmmakers.

Read more about IDFA's Jan Vrijman Fund. 

 New regulations
The deadline to submit a project for the second and last selection round of 2011 is 15 May 2011. Please note that the Fund has changed the regulations starting from 2011. For the new regulations, the online entryform, the project form and frequently asked questions please visit our website.
There are different regulations and project forms required for every category. The entryform can be submitted online and the project form can be sent attached in an e-mail to janvrijmanfund(@)idfa.nl. 

 Submit with MyIDFA
In order to submit a project to the Jan Vrijman Fund, you need a MyIDFA user account. On the IDFA website you can register for a MyIDFA account. With this account you can submit entry forms to the Jan Vrijman Fund, as well as to IDFA, Docs for Sale and the FORUM.

For more information feel free to contact Jan Vrijman Fund producer Melanie de Vocht at janvrijmanfund(@)idfa.nl.

- The second meeting organised by ACP will take place on 4 May 2011 at 10 am at the ACP secretariat, avenue Georges Henri, 451 in Brussels. The first call for proposal is open until 30 June 2011.