In 1998, the Festival de Cannes created the Cinéfondation to inspire and support the next generation of international filmmakers. Since then, with the help of the Festival, the Cinéfondation has developed complementary programmes to help achieve its goal.

The 27th session of the Residence Du Festival will take place from October 1, 2013 to February 15, 2014. The selection is open to young filmamkers from all over the world who are working on their first or second feature film. A jury selects 6 candidates for each of the two four and and a half month sessions per year. The candidates are selected on the strength of the short films or the 1st feature that they have already directed as well as on their planned feature and the reasons why they wish to participate in the Residence programme.

Deadline for submissions: April 1st 2013 (Arrival Date)

Regulations and entry form are available online here

The NET Newspapers Ltd., publishers of Nigerian Entertainment Today, is putting together annual umbrella conference for the Nigerian entertainment industry tagged Nigerian Entertainment Conference.

The inaugural edition, which will debut on Friday, April 26, at the Eko Hotel, is themed "Building The Industry Of Our Dreams." It will cover all the sectors associated with the entertainment industry including fashion, music, movies/films and media; also, sports, arts, IT, comedy and events.

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Have a drama series ready?

Zuku TV seeks to commission a television Drama Series for broadcast on Zuku Afrika.

Zuku is looking for submissions that are bold, ambitious, unique, and original and bring fresh outlook to the East African television content. The concept should have a broad viewer appeal and possess the ability to travel across the continent.

For more information log on to ther website here:

Check out this website  for international script writing competitions,TV writing, analysis and pitching

Explore new scriptwriting and writing opportunities at the BBC's Writers Room here:

Film Biz Africa – TV & Radio training:

Media Development in Africa (MEDEVA) TV and Radio Production Course.

Every year, Media Development in Africa (MEDEVA) – East Africa’s leading independent production house - runs a TV and Radio production course that is free and open to the public. After 4 weeks of intensive training, selected trainees may be employed to work full time/part time on the next MEDEVA production.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted. For enquiries,
call 020 557569/0722696741/0734696741

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Submit an entry
to the CNN African Journalist of the Year Awards here:

A Creative #scriptwriter wanted for Kibera Film School Send
your CV to accounts@hotsunfoundation.org #filmmakers Please share.

Loeries entries open:

Several new awards – Effective Creativity Award, New Voice Award Crafts, and a new Digital Craft category for Best Use of Technology – have been added to the 2013 Loerie Awards competition......Read more