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:

10-11 July 2012
Broadcast, Film and Music Africa

Venue: the Oshwal Centre, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya.
Broadcast & Film Africa 2012 will be the fourth year Aitec have organised this event in Nairobi. Leading TV broadcast and film production players will attend the show.

15-19 July 2012
IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communication Research) 2012 Conference
venue: Durban, South Africa
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and the South African Communication Association (SACOMM) will host the July 2012 IAMCR Conference in Durban, South Africa. The theme for the 2012 conference will be 'South-North Conversations'. More information will be available on the IAMCR announcements mailing list as it becomes available. If you're attending, sign in to the Facebook event page.

20 -23 July, 2012
The Durban FilmMart 2012

venue: Durban, South AfricaS.A.'s longest-running film festival, the Durban International Film Twelve fiction projects and 12 documentary projects have been selected for this year's edition of the Durban FilmMart. Now in its third year, the Durban FilmMart is a meeting place for African filmmakers, financiers, broadcasters and top film experts which will take place from 20 to 23 July during the 33rd edition of the Durban International Film Festival.
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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.
For more information on call for entries, click here: 

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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31 Oct. -2 Nov. 2012

Venue: the SANDTON CONVENTION CENTER in Johannesburg, South Africa
Launched in 2008, DISCOP AFRICA is the only pan-African industry gathering strictly dedicated to the production and distribution of multiscreen television content.
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14th-15th November 2012
Venue: Cape Town Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
AfricaCast is a new event organised jointly by Informa’s Com World Series and IP&TV World Series to address the challenges and opportunities in Africa’s broadcasting market.
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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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