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In July, attend ZIFF, Zanzibar and ‘Broadcast, Film and Music Africa’ in Nairobi

If you are at Ziff this year, take the opportunity to also visit Kenya and attend ‘Broadcast, Film and Music Africa’ in Nairobi on 10th and 11 July…and reciproquely.

If you are sourcing African audiovisual content, ZIFF is East Africa’s largest film, music and arts festival, bringing new talents together from all over the world for a Zanzibar Tamasha!

The Zanzibar International Film Festival, now in its 15th year and the largest of its kind in East Africa, is renowned the world over for putting African film, music, art and design at the forefront of the international scene.

When & Where? July 7th-15th 2012, main events are in Stone Town, Zanzibar, with some events on Pemba Island and mainland Tanzania.


Each year, some of the most captivating and cutting-edge cinema from Africa and beyond is screened in venues across the island. From world-premiers to local shorts, we've got it all, with a long history of showcasing the highest quality film from all over the world. Films are submitted based on a yearly theme - this year is 'Season of Visions' - and entered into various categories and competitions. The final night is an awards night, where the winning films are recognised and celebrated.


 ZIFF also puts on the island’s best parties. Live music, dance, DJs and performance across several venues means that carnival fever hits Zanzibar for 2 weeks! We bring musicians together from all over Africa, as well as recognised international acts.


 A Zanzibar institution, ZIFF is a truly local festival, with exhibitions, workshops, and cultural tours that take you to the heart of the community. We promote local talent in film and music, showcasing new and old creative achievements. As ZIFF comes to town, so too do opportunities for recognising arts and crafts - the festival is always a hotbed of activity!

said on 16 April 2012 that its main objectives for 2012 include being an interface between the government regulator (ICASA), network operators, service providers and consumers – making the most of TV White Spaces and growing the organisation via marketing initiatives. “Our focus will be to promote practical regulation of TV White Spaces (TVWS) by speaking at various conferences during the year,” stated WAPA Chairperson, Christopher Geerdts.
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DStv is providing an opportunity to 20 aspirant black filmmakers to attend a free 10 month film skills training programme at the Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking. Applications have opened and will run until the 14th of May 2012. Candidates should have three or more years of experience in the industry.