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International URTI Radio Grand Prix : only one month left to submit your best love stories!  

For its 24th edition, the International URTI Radio Grand Prix calls for participation on the theme of "Love.”  

Each organization is invited to submit (free of charge) one or two programs in competition before Monday 3rd of September 2012.  

The URTI International Radio Grand Prix is endowed with 5.000 $ (five thousand dollars) to be given to the Grand Prix, for its originality and research efforts. Three more awards will be bestowed among the 10 finalist programmes.

Hindenburg Systems, technologic sponsor of the 2012 Grand Prix, will offer the finalists free licences of the professional software the professional software "Hindenburg Journalist".   

To register now click here:  For more information click here:
For any additional question : nlacroix(@)urti.org 

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Big fair of Indian & World Cinema – JIFF 2013 -

Jaipur International Film Festival  

The regular deadline for the submission of Short film/Documentary/Animation film is 15th October 2012 and for the Feature film is 30th of October 2012.
You can visit our website here:
for further details or feel free to ask via email or contact number +91-141-6500601.
Online submission facility available  (The entry submission partner, an innovative online submissions system)

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Rwanda: Kwetu Film Institute Hosts Animation Workshop  

For the third time, Kwetu Film Institute (KFI), in partnership with Goethe-Institut and the Ministry of Sports and Culture, has organised a two-week animation workshop for film making students to be held at the institute's premises in Gacuriro. 

Yann Jouette shows students how animations are done on a computer. The New Times / Patrick Buchana 

The founder of KFI, Eric Kabera, says the main objective is to equip participants with a wide range of skills. 

The workshop is being attended by 20 students with 15 students being sponsored by KFI and the rest by the Ministry of Sports and Culture. 

The tutors are German duo of Isabela Plucinska and Yann Jouette. Last year's workshop was facilitated by a Belgian animator. 

Plucinska, who seemed excited to visit Africa for the first time, said: "There is going to be a lot to learn. Not only do we teach, but we also learn in the process. Animation film making involves a lot of ideas and it will be great to share them". 

Speaking to The New Times, Plucinska was optimistic that students would derive fun from making animations at the end of the workshop. 

Yusufu Bizimungu, a choreography student at KFI, who is among the trainees, said that it means a lot to him to participate in the workshop.  "I have a lot of love for film making and I've always preferred to use animations," said Bizimungu. "I have a lot of plans for my films in the future and with this training opportunity, I hope to learn a lot".  
Source: Copyright © 2012 The New Times, P. Buchana, 2 Aug. 2012.

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TV Connect MENA Event  

Due to be held on 30th-31st October 2012: Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa, Dubai, the IP&TV Forum MENA has been rebranded as the TV Connect MENA Event to reflect a future forward name that addresses all cool aspects of TV delivery including IPTV, OTTtv, multiplatform services and interactive content creation. The TV Connect MENA is the only major TV event in the region that will include all TV providers in the connected TV delivery ecosystem. The show will address all the issues in the managed IPTV ecosystem, the new services in the TV space driven by OTTtv Service Providers, but also focus on the importance of content packages, localising content across countries, licensing issues.