Held annually in January, Sundance is the largest independent film festival in the United States. The festival comprises competitive sections for American and international dramatic and documentary films, both feature-length films and short films, and a group of non-competitive showcase sections.
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The New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) was established in 1993.
This annual spring flagship program of screenings and panel discussions feature critically acclaimed releases of feature- and short-format works by African directors of the global diaspora and their counterparts.
The Cairo International Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Cairo, Egypt. It was established in 1976 and was the first film festival in the Middle East.
The Carthage Film Festival is a biannual October film festival hosted by the government of Tunisia. It alternates with the Damascus International Film Festival.
The festival was created in 1966 by the Tunisian Minister of Culture to showcase films from the Maghreb, Africa, and the Middle East. In order to be eligible for competition, a film must have a director of African or Middle Eastern nationality, and have been produced at least two years before entry.
DOCKANEMA is an annual international documentary film festival held in Maputo, Mozambique. The first edition was held September 2006, and included more than 70 films. The festival is produced by the Mozambican production company Ebano Multimedia, in association with AMOCINE (Association of Mozambican Filmmakers).
The Durban International Film Festival is an annual film festival that takes place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. It presents over 300 screenings celebrating the best in South African, African and international cinema. Most of the screenings are either African or South African premieres. The festival also offers filmmaker workshops, industry seminars, discussion forums, and outreach activities that include screenings in township areas where cinemas are non-existent, and much more. The festival offers many competition sections and some of the prizes have cash attached. Since 2006, Amnesty International via the Durban Amnesty group, has also sponsored a cash prize called the Amnesty International Durban Human Rights Award. Talent Campus Durban, a partnership with the Berlin Talent Campus was a new initiative in 2008.
The Everglades Film Festival is an annual film festival that takes places in Durban, South Africa. Established in 2001, it features an African Documentary category in addition to traditional categories, and an Afrikaans Language category.
International Film Festival of Marrakech is an international film festival held annually in Marrakech, Morocco since 2000. It is one of the biggest events devoted to the film in Morocco; a location of the principal photography of many international productions.
The jury of the festival gathers international writers, actors, personalities and endeavors to reward the best Moroccan and foreign productions of feature films and short films.
The Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou or FESPACO) is the largest African film festival, held biannually in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The festival is the biggest regular cultural event on the African continent and it mostly focuses on the African film and African filmmakers.
The London Young Film Festival is the world's leading film festival for young filmmakers. It is a unique platform for new talent and a celebration of youthful creativity and innovation. The Festival attracts an astonishing array of filmmakers from across the world and offers Londoners an extraordinary chance to glimpse the future of cinema.
The Global Peace Film Festival was established to utilize the power of the motion picture to further the goal of peace on earth. With a mission to expand the definition of peace beyond anti-war, ideology, activism or specific causes, the Global Peace Film Festival films and events suggest a more personal message as reflected in the daily lives of individuals and communities the world over.
The GPFF presents films from around the world and global discussions that highlight the power of this extraordinary medium as it relates to new peace issues. See films from around the world, attend educational panels, meet filmmakers and special guests and hear from local activists about their work. And get involved!
The UNAFF was originally conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was created with the help of members of the Stanford Film Society and United Nations Association Midpeninsula Chapter. The 12th UNAFF will be held from October 17-25, 2009 in Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto and San Francisco. The theme for this year is “ENERGY AND THE WORLD.”
UNAFF celebrates the power of films and videos dealing with human rights, environmental themes, women’s issues, protection of refugees, homelessness, racism, children, disease control, universal education, war and peace.
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Since its first edition in 2004, DIFF has established itself as an important cultural event in Dubai and the UAE. There has been a remarkable growth in the number of films presented and an increased interest in audience numbers. The festival has also seen a similar growth in the attendance of key international and regional filmmakers, industry professionals and members of the local, regional and international press.
The Annual Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival is an artistic and scientific event, an important link between documentary film makers and anthropologists of the East and West. The aim of the festival in general is to support cultural survival of peoples. Only documentary films and videos of high value and quality, recording human activities in social, historical or ecological context are accepted for competition screenings.
The Pan African Film Festival is the largest film festival in the United States dedicated to the exhibition of Black films. Each year PAFF exhibits more than 150 films made in the U.S., Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Latin America and Canada. In 2009, 40,000+ people from both the Industry and the public attended PAFF. The18th Annual PAFF will take place February 11-21, 2010 in Los Angeles.
The Best of the Best Television Programmes Market (BOBTV) was first held in 2002 with a vision to provide a common access point for good quality Nigerian Television programs. BOBTV is a value driven event for encouraging the growth and development of the film, television and allied industries through trade in Nigeria and the rest of Africa.
Sithengi, a Section 21 non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, was established in 1995 with the aim to promote the development of and trade in African film and television products; to expose African film and television products to the international arena; and to provide development and training support in the areas of marketing and selling these products to potential buyers. This is accomplished by hosting 2 annual events - the Cape Town World Cinema Festival and the Sithengi Film and TV Market. These events have positioned Sithengi as the premier film and television event organisation in Africa.
The TRI Continental Film Festival screens Documentaries, Fictional, Short and Feature length film and video from Africa, Asia and Latin America that encourage and affirm the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom
This festival screens Documentary films in categories such as: South Africa, African Focus, Jameson Environment Focus and International Titles with a special section and series of workshops for Black filmmakers.
ZIFF is open to all African films and films from the Dhow Countries region- South East Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, The Persian Gulf, Iran, Pakistan, and the Indian Ocean Islands. This festival screens Film and Video that incorporate the themes of cultural diversity, individual integrity, social justice, women, children, diaspora culture and conservation in both Dhow Awards competition and non-competition categories.
The Amakula Kampala International Film Festival is an annual 10-day free event in Kampala. Since it started in 2004 it has become increasingly known on a national, regional and international level and can celebrate being the largest cultural event of its kind in the country.
This festival screens International and Domestic features with a special section for children's films. Independent and emerging filmmakers are encouraged to submit.
The Haifa IFF, Israel’s leading cinematic event, is held on the beautiful Mount Carmel, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and brings together an ever-growing audience of 60,000 spectators along with hundreds of Israeli and foreign professionals from the film industry. Dozens of journalists from Israel and abroad cover the event. The festival premieres 150 new films each year.
Jerusalem International Film Festival is ten days long, screening between 150-200 films in a number of programs: Panorama, showcasing the best of international feature films; Documentary Films, dedicated to international documentary film-making, The Jewish Experience, dealing with issues of Jewish identity and history, In the Spirit of Freedom, concerned with questions of freedom and human rights, Television Dramas, New Directors, and of course, Israeli Film.
The Festival is in its 8th edition. Its focus is on the Middle East whereby it holds a competition for Middle Eastern Feature and short films.
The region the competition covers: Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, & Tunis.
The Ankara International Film Festival has been hosting many film directors, actors, critics, producers and professionals of cinema from all over the world. Every year, the festival gathers foreign and Turkish filmmakers in Ankara and it strives to create an intense cinema atmosphere by organising debates and panel discussions in addition to the film screenings.
The International Emerging Film Talent Association identifies and supports film-related creativity in developing countries around the world. Our mission is to discover and promote emerging talent, to encourage dialogue between filmmakers, to promote cultural diversity and international understanding, and to engage the arts of cinema. A Monaco-based, non-profit, non-governmental organization, the IEFTA organizes, finances and promotes festivals, exhibition, education and development.
Lola Kenya Screen is an annual international audiovisual media festival, market and production workshop for children & youth in eastern Africa that places production tools in the hands of children and youth for the advancement of literacy, gender equity, self expression, and democracy.
CinemAfrica is a non-profit association promoting African film in Sweden. It also organizes the annual UBUNTU ! FILMFESTIVAL - the largest film festival in the Nordic countries. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0046 8 411 62 40 .
TIFF is a charitable cultural organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world, through film. TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers. Our vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image. What began as a ten-day film festival has grown to embrace programming 365 days a year. TIFF offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops, industry support and the chance to meet filmmakers from Canada and around the world. It includes: The Toronto International Film Festival;TIFF Cinematheque; TIFF Kids; Film Circuit; The Film Reference Library; Reel Talk; and Canada's Top Ten which celebrates and screens the best Canadian features and shorts of the year.