Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa gives the impression of a capital that is looking to the future while still being firmly rooted in the past. Its fabric bears witness to the various stages in its history, from its imperial origins in the late 1880s through the Italian colonial occupation of 1936-41 to the Marxist dictat...

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Addis Documentary Film Festival

The festival, founded by Initiative Africa, is now in its ninth year and is one of the most information documentary festivals in Africa. Some of the 60 documentaries this year, selected from all ov...
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Women's Day in Addis Ababa

Embassies and cultural institutes present a programme for international women's day of exhibitions, films, discussion groups, a concert and a bazaar all based on the theme of women. An exhibition b...
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Addis Photo Festival

The director of the third Addis photo festival announced at the beginning of this year that the focus on the festival would be on image through a global framework. The idea is to attract new audien...
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Colours of the Nile film festival

Screenings of Adamt (best short film) and President Dia (best documentary). Adamt (2013), an Ethiopian film is about a young Ethiopian composer and drummer whose life is changed when a deaf spirit...
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European film festival in Addis Ababa

The annual European film festival takes place this year with showings as usual at the Alliance Française, the Goethe Institute and the Italian Cultural Centre. Fifteen countries are taking p...
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Projection of Almanya

Goethe Institut projects the humorous comedy Almanya, which tells the story of the 1.000.001st Turkish immigrant worker, Hueseyin, who emigrated to Germany, as well as that of his children and grandch...
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Trento Film Festival

Films from the Trento Film Festival feature a series of international movies at the Italian Cultural Institute. 18 April the American movie Cold by Anson Fogel, as well as the Italian movie Piccola Te...
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Projection of Memory Books

5 Mar. On occasion of the International Women’s Day, Goethe Institut organizes the screening of the German documentary movie Memory Books, directed by Christa Graf. It focuses on the conditio...
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Acacia Jazz Festival

1 Feb. The German electric guitarist Werner Neumann inaugurates the Acacia Jazz Festival, which takes place on the following weekend. Born 1964 in Cologne, Werner studied music and jazz guitar and...
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Projection of Goethe!

16 Jan. This movie, directed by Philipp Stölzl, deals with the story of the life of the German poet and writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). It tells a story of friendship, the discr...
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Film Workshop at Italian Cultural Institute

21 Jan-22 Mar. The European Union National Institutes for Culture present this film workshop, conducted by the Ethiopian screenwriter and director Solomon Bekele, in cooperation with the European Unio...
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Selam Festival 2012

8-9 Dec. The third edition of the famous Selam Festival will gather together a great variety of local and international musicians coming from Sweden, Mozambique, the Ivory Coast and Kenya, who will pe...
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Colours of the Nile International Film Festival

7-11 Nov. The Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) celebrates East African and African Cinema. The programme includes 58 fiction films, shorts and documentaries by African direc...
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European Film Festival

12-25 November 2012. This edition of the European Film Festival takes place throughout November at various cultural institutes around Addis Ababa. The Italian Culture Institute screens on 12 Nov at...
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Japanese Film Festival

15-16 October 2012. The embassy of Japan and the Alliance Ethio-Française organizes this Japanese Film Festival. The festival opens on 15 October with a cocktail (19.15-19.45), followed by t...
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7th Ibero-American Film Festival

1-6 October 2012. The Ibero-American Film Festival is organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in collaboration with the embassies of Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela, Portugal and Spain. On 3 Oc...
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Film Screening of Adopted

14 June 2012. Goethe Institut hosts the screening of the movie Adopted by Gudrun F. Widlok. The emphasis is on the dominant perception that the rich West gives something to the poor South. For once th...
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Film Premiere on Climate Change

17 May 2012. Goethe Institut projects two new episodes of the television series The Little Investigators, which focus on the issue of climate change in Ethiopia. These episodes, directed to young m...
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Addis Film Festival

1-6 May 2012. The sixth edition of the Addis International Documentary Film Festival, founded by Kebour Ghenna and his team, s together young graduates and professional directors. Its rich programme f...
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Art of Ethiopia Exhibition

26-28 August 2011. The fourth edition of Art of Ethiopia exhibition will gather together over 43 Ethiopian artists, selected by a specific jury. On display will be over 400 works, especially creat...