African Arts & Entertainment Diary

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31st Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in four Gabonese cities on January 14, 2017.Goethe-Institut, Nairobi, Kenya
Every last Monday of the second month
Lola Kenya Screen film forum (LKSff)

Billed as Nairobi’s premier critical film platform, LKSff is so far the longest running and most consistent monthly film gathering in the Kenyan political and commercial capital, having been in existence since 2005.

A ‘by-invitations only’ event held with the aim of screening and critiquing films, encouraging filmmakers and exploring ways of integrating film production in eastern Africa with other socio-cultural and economic sectors in order to come up with a veritable motion pictures industry, LKSff is often one of the first places where new films can be seen and young talent spotted.

LKSff is one of the five programmes of the Lola Kenya Screen (LKS) audiovisual media festival, skills-development programme and marketing platform for children and youth in eastern. It is presented by ComMattersKenya/ArtMatters.Info in collaboration with Goethe-Institut.

 

Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
February 9-12, 2017
Sauti za Busara Music Festival.

Libreville/Franceville/Oyem/Port Gentil, Gabon
31st Africa Cup of Nations
January 14-February 5, 2017
Sixteen teams to gather in four cities for the biennial international men’s football championship organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Rountree blows his trumpet in Kampala on 8 October 2016. Pic by Abubaker Lubowa.Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
February 25-March 4, 2017
25th Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO).

Goethe-Institut, Nairobi, Kenya
February 27, 2017; 6:00 PM
98th Lola Kenya Screen film forum (LKSff)

Billed as Nairobi’s premier critical movie platform, LKSff is so far the longest running and most consistent monthly motion pictures gathering in the Kenyan political and commercial capital, having been in existence since 2005.

The event is held with the aim of screening and critiquing films, encouraging filmmakers and exploring ways of integrating film production in eastern Africa with other socio-cultural and economic sectors in order to come up with a sustainable motion pictures industry.

LKSff is often one of the first places where new films can be seen and young talent spotted.

LKSff is one of the five programmes of the Lola Kenya Screen (LKS) media & arts festival, skills-development programme and marketing platform for children and youth in eastern.

LKS is presented by ComMattersKenya/ArtMatters.Info in collaboration with Goethe-Institut and in association with IPO-Eastern Africa.

2016/2017 Christmas Holiday Fun Days at Nairobi National MuseumLagos, Nigeria
March 3-4, 2017
5th Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards
Moviemakers across Africa are invited to submit their Films, made-for-television movies or television series for the 5th annual Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) by October 28, 2016.
Awards ranging from acting and directing to scriptwriting and cinematography and from editing and to soundtrack, make-up, sound, and lighting shall be presented on March 3-4, 2017. Awards shall be presented in 27 categories, with 16 open to viewers and 11 decided by the AMVCA panel of judges.
Presented by Africa Magic in association with Multichoice, AMVCAs are aimed at celebrating “the contribution of African filmmakers, actors and technicians in the success of the continent’s film and television industry.”

Oriental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria
March 22-23 March 2017
Cashless Africa Expo
Financial services supply actors to present innovation, re-assess their current models and gain valuable market insight of the African digital financial services market.

Kampala, Uganda
April 16-18, 2017
Dance Week Uganda

Tanzanian hip hop artist Fid Q performs for BBC's Global Beats programmeAlexandria, Egypt
April 20-28, 2017
3rd Alexandria International Festival for Contemporary Theatre
Organised by The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Arts Center, this festival is a new platform on which international contemporary theatrical performances can be introduced to local Egyptian audiences. Some 15 diverse performances by artists who present innovative and highly-professional works and performances with a clear vision for interacting with society creatively through pantomime, comedy, improvisation, clowns, contemporary dance, multimedia, and interactive performances shall be presented.

Kampala, Uganda
May 3-6, 2017
6th Doadoa: East African Performing Arts Market
This year’s market presented in partnership Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA) programme that is spearheaded by East African Community. Through this new partnership DOADOA seeks to bring performing arts professionals and showcase artists from all six member states of EAC to Kampala.

National Theatre, Kampala, Uganda
September 15-17, 2017
10th Bayimba International Festival
This year’s festival programme will highlight some of the performances and productions of the past decade and specially commissioned productions and presentations.

Yaounde, Cameroon
October 11-14, 2017
9th Le Kolatier Africa Music Market
Le Kolatier is a platform for meetings and exchanges between actors in the field of music industry, with the aim of providing a good opportunity for emerging African music groups and contributing to the development of the African music industry.

Kampala, Uganda
November 22-26, 2017
4th Kampala International Theatre Festival
Created as a platform to facilitate the creation and presentation of the best theatre productions and develop new audiences for theatre.

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