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- Nearly 300 delegates from around Africa and the rest of the world attended the 2nd Durban FilmMart, the continent’s largest co-production market, which drew to a close on 25 July 2011.

- The National Film and Video Foundation, invites filmmakers to submit short film scripts to be considered for the 2011 NFVF Short Film Competition. The short film scripts can be in any genre but have to either be in an indigenous language and/ or be written by women. Deadline: 30 August, 2011

- Ongoing political incidents in Arab countries that produce the majority of TV shows in the Middle East and North Africa region has had an adverse effect on Ramadan television schedules. With Egypt and Syria busy dealing with civil and political unrest, producers have turned to Gulf dramas, especially from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, to fill the void. According to the sources, Egyptian television and radio productions will allow the depiction of Mubarak and his controversial son Jamal in a scene or two. Mubarak's eldest son Alaa will feature in the third episode of “Al-Dali” that also stars famous Egyptian actor Nur Al-Sharif. Mubarak's last speeches will be shown in a soap opera called "Al-Zanati Mujahid."