South Africa : The Jozi Film Festival

11 November 2011: The Jozi Film Festival is a new annual film festival that will showcase the latest films made by Jozi and Gauteng filmmakers and/or films made in Jozi or Gauteng. The festival will run from 10th until the 12th of February 2012 and will take place in the vibrant city of Johannesburg.
.The festival's mission is to create a platform for the city and province's growing film community to screen their films, while simultaneously making the films accessible to all members of the community via accessible venues and reasonably priced admission tickets. Some film screenings will even be free.

Our audience will be a unique combination of film industry professionals, a growing arts community, local and regional attendees, and a large student population.

In addition to showcasing a diverse spectrum of films, tributes and galas, the Jozi Film Festival will also offer provocative Q&A sessions with the filmmakers in attendance, and panel discussions. Competition categories include: Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Animated Film, Best Fiction and Non Fiction Short, Best Student Film, Best Mobile Phone Film and Audience Choice Award.

The Bioscope Independent Cinema at Main Street Life in Maboneng Precinct will host the opening night event and premiere screenings on February 10 and the professional filmmakers' and students' networking event on February 11, and the Kensington Club will host the Closing Night Gala on February. Screenings will be held during this three-day event at the Bioscope and several venues in Kensington.

Wits School of Arts Film and TV Division is partnering with the festival; they will provide technical support, as well as a series of seminars between screenings. They will also host a student mini-festival within the Jozi Film Festival, providing a platform for students across Gauteng and numerous institutions to meet and showcase their work.

Please visit Jozi Film Festival website and Facebook page (Jozi Film Festival) for more information about this exciting new annual event to hit Joburg!
Source: NFVF

CFI Prize

For the second year, CFI will organise from 23rd to 29th January 2012 in Biarritz, during the 25th edition of FIPA (International Festival for Audiovisual Programs), the «CFI Prize» of 5,000 €, awarded as aid to the development of a documentary project.

In collaboration with FIPA, CFI will invite 10 project bearers who will benefit from pitch training and will present their projects in front of a jury of European professionals.

This second edition will be the opportunity for an opening towards countries of the Mediterranean. The countries called upon to participate are: Algeria, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Montenegro.
The deadline for receipt of documents is set at 31st October 2011 (for the attention of Christophe Provins: cps@cfi.fr).

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