$40,000 grant for African producers?

Successfully launched in New York last year, the Dialogue of Cultures Festival is very proud to announce its $40,000 grant program for the production of a 30-minute documentary that best captures the festival's theme in a creative and vibrant way.

Applications can be entered until April 30 by director/producer teams from all over the world. The winner will be announced during the Cannes film festival, with production starting immediately following the announcement. The resulting documentary will premiere at the Oct 20-23 2012 edition in Brussels after which it will also be submitted for screenings at other festivals worldwide.

Dialogue of Cultures International Film Festival is the world's first festival dedicated to globalization, showcasing features and docs with characters in search of their identity, trying to balance a desire to preserve their own distinctiveness, self-identity while still understanding and respecting other cultures.

Founded by film producer Boris Cherdabayev (2008 Pusan opener GIFT TO STALIN), Dialogue of Cultures (Oct 20-23 each year) is a nomadic festival, taking place in a different country each year. After its launch in New York in 2011, the next edition is schedule for Brussels (Oct 20-23), where it will reach out to Euro parliamentarians and organizations.

Click here for grant entries.

For further information, call +7 777 272 60 15 and ask for Diana Ashimova.

Opportunity for broadcasters and producers - African Nations Cup finals

A record number of seven venues could be used by South Africa for the hosting of next year's African Nations Cup finals, as the country seeks to utilise all the stadiums that were built for the World Cup.

Six venues were used for the 2002 Nations Cup finals in Mali but seven would be a record for the 16-team, three-week tournament.