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Cape Winelands Film Festival at the Labia Theatres

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Since the first edition the Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF) has significantly grown in size and international participation. South African cinephiles will have an opportunity to see a rich diversity of films from more than 35 countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Belgium, Burkina Faso, the USA, Canada, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Palestine, the UK, Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, France, India, Thailand, Turkey, Slovenia, Switzerland, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Russia,...

Fespaco 2009 opens in Ouagadougou

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In Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, the Panafrican Film & Television Festival - Fespaco - opened on Saturday. The first part of the festival to open doors with the Mica - the section dedicated to cinema professionals from all over Africa. http://www.rfi.fr/actuen/pages/001/page_46.asp ...

Caravane Des Cinemas D’afrique

Le festival propose de découvrir la richesse et la diversité du cinéma africain

Festival Des Cinemas D`afrique

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Festival des Cinémas d`Afrique du Pays d`Apt

Cinema D`afrique

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Festival Cinéma d`Afrique à Angers du 05 au 10 Mai 2009

Fespaco: Paul Robeson Award

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FESPACO: PAUL ROBESON AWARD INITIATIVE presents the best of the best diasporic films. It is our intent to assist Burkina Faso`s efforts to make FESPACO the "Academy Awards" for all African films. www.RobesonAward.com

Panafrican Film And Tv Festival Of Ouagadougou

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FESPACO, the largest African film festival. The 17th edition will host an exhibition on image and sound new technologies. Workshops will give professionals and new technology promoters a basis for exchange and experiment of down-to-earth applications

Fespaco/the Best Of The Best Films Of The African Diaspora

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FESPACO is the longest running and most prestigious cultural arts and film festival, in Africa. It is our goal to have FESPACO globally recognized as the "Academy Awards of African Cinema."

Vue D`afrique (montreal)

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African and Carribean movies galore. Canadian films on Africa and african diasporas in North America. Feature length, short films, documentaries and film animation are all eligible to enter.

Africa in Motion festival launches the AiM2008 film programme

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Stop and Stir Arts Ltd is delighted to announce the programme for the third Africa in Motion film festival, taking place from 23 October - 2 November 2008 at Edinburgh Filmhouse. AiM 2008 will be a celebration of Africa’s diverse cinematic output, with a greater focus on under-represented regions and a more adventurous programme than ever before. AiM 2008 will open with Egyptian director Youssef Chahine's feature The Earth (El Ard), as a tribute to the pioneering filmmaker who passed away on 2...

Highlights of upcoming Durban International Film Fest

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Cinema in all its diversity will once again be celebrated at the 29th Durban International Film Festival which runs from 23 July to 3 August.Featuring more than 200 films from more than 95 countries, spread over more than 300 screenings at 26 venues across the city, the festival will bring together established masters of cinema and innovative new talents from around the world. Alongside the presentation of the some of the year’s finest films, the festival will run an extensive workshop and sem...

Salisbury International Arts Festival focuses on African films

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Salisbury International Arts Festival (23 May – 8 June 2008) will exclusively feature African films this year, showcasing a mixture of ground breaking, classic and new releases. Most will be accompanied by introductions and Q&A’s with film makers and discussion groups led by the Festivals film programmer Patrick Bliss.Highlights include rare screenings of the critically acclaimed African classics Yeelen and Black Girl, both of which will be introduced by one of the country's leading experts ...

Bollywood at The Middle East International Film Festival, Abu Dhabi

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The Middle East International Film Festival, Abu Dhabi (MEIFF) unveils its international star-studded guest line-up at the Opening Night Gala, featuring Joe Wright’s critically acclaimed international film, ATONEMENT, and a spectacular after-party on October 14, 2007. Celebrated choreographer Otis Sallid will be producing the Opening and Closing Night presentations.From Bollywood…An impressive all-star Bollywood line-up ensures that MEIFF asserts itself as a major force in the international ...

African Cinema and Cultural Diversity

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Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) is the largest African film festival. The 2Oth edition took place from 24th february to 3rd march 2007. Panels were focusing on african film state of health.The theme of cultural diversity has for some years been at the heart of all the concerns in discussions around liberalization of exchanges. The issue of cultural diversity has become a globalization stake and the audiovisual and film industry at the crossroads of economic, cult...

MIFF announces the first three members of the international jury

Director Hisham Abdel Khalek, has announced today, the big names in the premiere selection of the official “international jury” for the Malta International Film Festival, which will be taking place on the week of 15th -23rd of September. The jury members includes: the accalimed Iranian director Mrs. Tahmineh Milani, the leading Syrian actress and UN ambassador Mrs. Mouna Wasef and the director of FESPACO (Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou) Mr. Baba Hama. This Festiv...

The Africa Movie Academy Awards

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The Africa Movie Academy Awards and the Niger Delta Film FestivalThe annual African Movie Academy Awards, which take place annually in Bayelsa, Nigeria, are currently open for submissions from African filmmakers. The closing date of submissions is December 30th, 2006,(PRWEB) October 29, 2006 -- What constitutes a great African film? Is it the storyline, on a continent where so often, the retelling of our stories has not been in African hands? Is it the technical brilliance of the production, wit...

Amsterdam: 9th Africa in the Picture – Reframing Tradition

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Amsterdam – September 7th – 16thLocations: Filmhuis Rialto, Club Bitterzoet, Podium Mozaïek, Imagine IC free open air cinema throughout Amsterdam.Parallel programmeRotterdam, The Hague, Eindhoven, Nijmegen & Den Bosch.African Film is experiencing a transformation! Africa in the Picture – the annual platform in Europe for African cinema and African Diaspora cinema (North and South America, Europe, Surinam, the Caribbean) demonstrates these developments in over 80 films. The varied programm...

Race and Identity in South African filmmaking

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Race and Identity in South African filmmaking : Debate at EncountersIn the past few months there has been much debate about racial issues in the South African film arena. Tsotsi won the Oscar® and the whole country was celebrating, but there have been critical statements made about issues of representation of black identity in that film. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu made a statement during the TRC anniversary this year, stating that there are still white people who are not thankful for the ...

Encounters South African International Festival

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The 8th edition of Encounters South African International Documentary FestivalJohannesburg: Nu Metro Hyde Park 14 July – 23 July 2006Cape Town: Nu Metro V & A Waterfront 21 July – 6 August 2006Every year Encounters brings to South African audiences ‘factional’ films. Films that often contradict popular beliefs, but that still allow people to make up their own minds about what is happening in the world – the intimate, the political, the musical, the personal. This year, Encounter’s 8t...

New York African Film Festival at the Lincoln Center

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The 12th Annual New York African Film Festival April 20th through April 28th, 2005The African Film Festival, Inc. has just opened the Twelfth New York African Film Festival, which will showcase 24 films from 12 countries, including a number of whose national cinema are mostly unknown to US audiences, such as Niger, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Angola and Mozambique. The astonishing variety of themes and styles presented in this year’s program are indicative of the diversity of Africa, reflecting the poet...

Docu planned on the Paul Robeson Award at next Fespaco

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PAUL ROBESON AWARD INITIATIVE presents "FESPACO 2005: THE BEST OF THE BEST The Documentary"The Paul Robeson Award Initiative (PRAI) has announced its intent to make a documentary about the behind-the-scenes activities of the 2005 Paul Robeson Award at the Pan African Film and Television Festival Ouagadougou (FESPACO), in Burkina Faso, West Africa. FESPACO takes place in the Burkina Faso’s capital city, Ouagadougou, February 26-March 5, 2005. During next years FESPACO festivities, “The Best...

Paul Robeson award initiative at next FESPACO

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PAUL ROBESON AWARD INITIATIVEFESPACO 2005FESPACO, the Pan-African film and television festival, is the biggest, regular cultural event on the continent with thousands expected to attend this year. Thanks to efforts of a few serious film enthusiasts, FESPACO was founded in 1969 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, West Africa.Due to the admiration and hope that FESPACO inspired amongst the people of Burkina Faso and Black filmmakers from Africa and the African Diaspora, the festival became an institutio...

Durban festivities A (Allen) to Z (Zulu)

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DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 14-27 June The Durban International Film festival is an established international film festival and the largest of its kind in South Africa. This year, two landmark occasions will be celebrated: the 25th Anniversary of the Durban International Film Festival and 10 Years of Democracy in South Africa. Committed to the exhibition of quality films and innovative programming, the festival is playing a major role in the stimulation of the film industry in KwaZulu-Nat...

Forum of new cinema

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The selection of films for the 34th International Forum of New Cinema has now been completed. An extensive programme of works from 23 countries presents new focuses, little-known filmmaking countries and many debuts from around the globe. Thirty of the films – more than half of the programme – are world premieres.The Wolfgang Staudte Award Jury – which this year includes filmmakers Catherine Breillat (France) and Thomas Arslan (Germany) as well as Imruh Bakari (Tanzania), the director of t...

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