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Dubai International Film Festival awards open to Africans

Deadline: 3ist August 2012

Filmmakers from Asia, Africa and the Arab world, whose subjects are related to their regions, can participate in this competition.

With the slogan of "Bridging Cultures, Meeting Minds," the Dubai International Film Festival organizes the Muhr Awards that features 31 awards and more than US$575,000 in prize money in the categories of short films, features and documentaries.

Submitted films must have been produced after September 1, 2011.

The festival, which takes place 9-16 Dec. 2012, also invites filmmakers from around the world to submit their work and documentaries for out-of-competition screening. These films must not have been previously screened in the Gulf region.

The deadline to apply is Aug.31.

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DISCOP AFRICA 2012
due 31 Oct. to 2 Nov. now has 352 participants registered. The lists of participants – mainly content buyers and sellers - are updated every day and can be reviewed here. Delegates also include representatives from peripheral, content-driven sectors of activity such as advertising, entertainment branding, sports, merchandising and licensing, etc.
Taking place in Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg the 2012 edition will combine a market, a co-production forum and a conference programme offering.
Here is the preview program. The 300-page edition of the 2012 DISBOOK AFRICA will be available October 15th in it’s digital and print versions.



UN radio contest open [Africa]
Deadline: 8/6/12

Journalists in Africa can participate in a radio contest.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has launched the second UNFCCC/CDM African Radio Contest under the theme "Changing Lives."
Selected winners will be invited to visit CDM project sites in Africa where they will have an opportunity to learn more about the CDM and produce new radio stories and documentaries.
The program is organized to raise awareness about climate change issues and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol.

This radio contest is open to all journalists in Africa. Submissions should be no more than five minutes in length, free of copyright material, in English, must comply with legal and copyright laws and consist only of original work.
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