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Nairobi What's on

Nairobi festival of performing arts

Connections is the theme of this interdisciplinary festival of dance, music, poetry, installation, video and photography. There are four performances and two video montages as well as audience disc...
Maputo What's on

Piano and Wine Festival

Food, music and wine tasting in partnership with the French embassy. This year South Africa follows Portugal as the second edition's guest star. There will be traditional Burgundy wines for tasting...
Cairo What's on

Panorama of European films

About 40 European films feature in this year's review of European films at the Zawya and Galaxy cinemas. The films are divided into feature films screened at European festivals, emerging directors,...
Nairobi What's on

Human Rights Watch film festival

This travelling human right's film festival, with highlights from the festivals in New York and London, is now playing at the Alliance Francaise in Nairobi. The films included are Private Violence...
Cairo What's on

Cairo International Film Festival

There are 64 feature length films showing from 30 countries, with 28 from Europe, six from Latin America and five from the US and Canada. 48 of the films will be receiving their Middle East and Africa...
Cairo What's on

Cairo Video festival

The purpose of the festival is to encourage low-budget experimental videos and films by up-and-coming Egyptian artists. It is organised by Medrar for Contemporary Art, a philanthropic organisation...
Lagos What's on

LagosPhoto festival

Lagos celebrates the fifth annual photo festival with the theme Staging Reality, Documenting Fiction. Contemporary African photographers look at the boundaries between photography and truth, fact a...
Accra What's on

Accra I Luv Africa film festival

The theme of this four-day film festival for independent film makers of African descent is Connecting the Diaspora. On 24 Oct there are showings of 10 shorts and panel discussions with the artists....
Nairobi What's on

Korean film festival in Nairobi

To celebrate 50 years of friendship with Kenya, South Korea is screening some of its most successful recent films at the Alliance Française in Nairobi. Several of the films include the touch...
Addis Ababa What's on

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...
Nairobi What's on

Nairobi Slum Film Festival

The fourth Nairobi Slum Film Festival continues until 11 October with showings of films about and by people living in Nairobi's main slum communities of Kibera, Mathare and Kawangware. The communit...
Arusha What's on

Arusha International Festival

Arusha's arts and culture festival, known also as the Jambo festival, includes fashion, live concerts and markets. There will also be a street carnival through the town on Saturday 5 October, to ca...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Recovery Film Festival

The festival, now in its second year, looks at the difficult paths to recovery from different forms of addiction, especially among ordinary people – teachers, police, doctors, civil servants....
Cairo What's on

Cairo's Zawya cinema screens animation films

A weekend of short and feature length animated films by Arab and international film makers with discussions following the screenings. The Arab shorts include a selection from Lebanon, Egypt, Syria,...
Lagos What's on

Lights, Camera, Africa

The Lights, Camera, Africa festival shows independent African-produced films, screening classics as well as new productions. This year the theme is Legacy, to mark the centenary of the unification...
Arusha What's on

Arusha Film Festival

There have been over 70 films showing at the Arusha African Film Festival (AAFF) now in its third year. As usual the festival focuses on the young, with shorts, documentaries and a few feature film...
Accra What's on

Environmental film festival

The festival uses film to create awareness of the environment and how to keep it clean. This year films are focusing on the link between the cleanliness of the environment and public health, in par...
Cairo What's on

Egypt Comix Week

Egypt's first comics week, entitled BECA Between Cadres, examines the creative art and development of comics and the graphic novel in the country. The week of exhibitions, workshops, discussion gro...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Fringe Festival

As its name suggests this new festival is programmed as a mix of all that is small, independent and experimental in the performing arts, but mainly theatre, dance, comedy, jazz and cabaret. It is a ne...
Lagos What's on

Lagos Comics Con 2014

Seminars, discussion groups and contests give Nigeria's fans, creators and actors an opportunity to look at the best of the country's comics, animations, manga, video games, films and graphics.
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