Important events in the African broadcast, film and TV sector
3 June to 25 July 2014
Africa in Motion (AIM) Edinburgh African Film Festival
A large festival aimed at introducing African cinema to Scottish audiences. Well organised. Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival has announced their upcoming festival, ‘Sports Stories from around the African Commonwealth’ which is set to take place during the lead up to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The full programme will be launched on the 27th of April (the anniversary of 20 years of democracy in South Africa).
5th to 8th June 2014
Venue: Cinema l’Arlequin, 76 Rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris, France.
NollywoodWeek Paris is an annual film festival dedicated to showcasing the best of Nollywood to a French audience in order to foster distribution opportunities in this untapped market. 2013 marked its first edition in a very successfull way. It included BtoB debates and conferences. Lined up in 2014; Friday, June 6th from 10 am to 12: workshop. Saturday, June 7th: A round table.
6 to 16 June 2014
Encounters - South African International Documentary Film Festival
Capte Town, South Africa
Encounters is Africa’s premier documentary event, celebrating its 15th edition in 2013.
17 - 27 July 2014
Durban International Film Festival
The 35th Durban International Film Festival
The DIFF is organised by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal) with support from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (principal funder), National Film and Video Foundation, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism, City of Durban, German Embassy, Goethe Institut, Industrial Development Corporation, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture, and a range of other valued partners.
18-21 July 2014
The 5th. Durban FilmMart 2013 (DFM)
Venue: the Blue Waters Hotel in Durban, South Africa
The DFM is a large annual co-production and finance market, a joint programme of the Durban Film Office and the Durban International Film Festival/DIFF with principle funding from the City of Durban.
Oct 2014 (dates tba)
11th. African Film Festival of Cordoba – FCAT
Venue: Cordoba, Spain
The main African film fest in Spain.
5 to 7 Nov 2014
DISCOP AFRICA 2014
Venue: Johannesburg, RSA
The biggest African market & creative forum for TV programmes and audiovisual content trade: not to miss.
11th-13th November 2014
Venue: Cape Town Convention Centre (picture below), South Africa
AfricaCast will continue to bring together the growing number of Sub-Saharan Africa’s major broadcasters, content owners, telcos, investors, cable companies and pay TV providers. AfricaCom is the largest telecoms and IT event in Africa.
exact dates tba, Novembre 2014
Film Africa 2014
Venue: London, UK.
The UK’s largest annual festival of African cinema and culture. Film Africa is the Royal African Society’s annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent. Every year, Film Africa brings London audiences a core programme of fiction and documentary films alongside a vibrant series of accompanying events, including director Q&As, panel discussions, talks, workshops, master classes, family activities and Film Africa LIVE! music nights.
exact dates tba, Novembre 2014
Kenya International Film Festival 2014 (KIFF)
15 to 17 July 2015
Mediatech Africa 2013
Venue: Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg, South Africa
The biennial advanced technology trade show has positioned itself as the largest and most prestigious event of its kind in Africa for the media and entertainment industries.