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Important events in the African broadcast, film and TV sector

Sept 25 - Oct 1 2014
Lights, Camera, Africa! Film Festival 
The Lights, Camera, Africa! Film Festival, created by arts and culture centre The Life House, takes place at multiple venues in Lagos, Nigeria from 25 September to 1 October. The theme for the 2014 edition will be Legacy, and will highlight perspectives of the diverse tradition of filmmaking in Africa. By partnering with the New York-based African Film Festival, the British Council, Alliance Francaise, the Goethe-Institut and The Ford Foundation as well as developing relationships with industry experts such as Nadia Denton, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, Tunde Kelani, Femi Odugbemi and Chika Anadu, the festival aims to offer attendees a diverse and valuable showcase of African cinema.
Email The Life House, info@thelifehouselagos.com, for more information.


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
AfricaCast/Africacom

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)

Venue: Kenya.


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.

 

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