24th to 28th April 2012
The Douala Audiovisual Meetings (3rd RADO) - 2012 EDITION

Venue: Douala
Summary: Producers, broadcasters, professionals, journalists and audiovisual partners are informed that the 3rd Douala Audiovisual Meetings (Rado) will be held under the theme "People, Images and Development". Feature (up to 120 min) and short films (up to 40 min) produced and released between December 2010 and December 2011 are eligible to apply for the 2012 celebration of African Cinema. All films must indicate year of copyright.
Contact: For more info and to submit your work, please check here  or email Deadline: March 1, 2012

21 - 24 May 2012
The TV Show Africa 2012
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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21 - 24 May 2012
SatCom Africa 2012
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Africa’s main satellite communication conference and exhibition.
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23 - 25 May 2012
eLearning Africa 2012 (eLA)
Venue: Palais des Congres, Cotonou, Benin
Meeting the networking needs of the pan-African eLearning and distance education sector (including the broadcast-TV/Radio segment), the annual eLearning Africa conference is the key networking venue for practitioners and professionals from Africa and all over the world.
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7 - 15 July, 2012
Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF)
Venue: Zanzibar
15th Festival of the Dhow Countries - East Africa’s largest film and arts festival, showcasing a broad spectrum of African and International creative works on the theme When Global Images Meet in Zanzibar. For more information click here:

19 - 29 JULY
33rd DIFF 2012
venue: Durban, South AfricaS.A.'s longest-running film festival, the Durban International Film Festival runs across 12 days.
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1 - 11 August 2012
Open Doors 2012: Francophone Sub-saharan Africa

Venue: the Swiss-Italian town of Locarno
The next edition of Open Doors, the Festival del film Locarno’s co-production lab, will be devoted to francophone Sub-Saharan Africa. Application forms for Open Doors 2012 are available on
The finalist projects will be presented at the co-production lab Open Doors (August 4 – 7), whose mission is to bring professionals from the chosen region into contact with potential, mainly European, partners, in order to bring their projects to fruition.
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1 – 11, August 2012.
The 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno

Venue: the Swiss-Italian town of Locarno
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26-29 Aug. 2012
14th PAMRO meeting - 2012

Venue: Uganda   
Contact: PAMRO Secretariat, or visit the website here:

8-11 October 2012
The world's entertainment content market

Venue: Cannes, France
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13th to 21st October 2012
9th edition of FCAT Córdoba African Film Festival
Venue: Córdoba, Spain
Summary: The Spanish city of Córdoba and Al Tarab (the NGO behind FCAT) announce changes in both the host city and dates for the 2012 edition. The Festival, which has been held since 2004 in Tarifa, Spain, will now take place every Fall in Córdoba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, craded of civilizations and cultures for over 2000 years. Call for entries now available on their website. Deadline: May 15, 2012.
Contact: For more information, contact Marion Berger at Fcat.

30th & 31st October 2012
IP&TV ME and North Africa 2012

The IP&TV Forum MENA 2012 is the main IPTV event in the region.
Venue: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai
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27 - 28 November, 2012

Venue: Dubai Int’l Convention and Exhibition Centre
The event will be held Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, and is the leading international entertainment content show in the Middle East & North Africa region.
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