I. 3rd Visa For Music Call for Performers

Visa For Music Africa & Middl East Music Festival call for entriesVisa For Music (VFM), the Africa and Middle East Music Meeting that is scheduled for November 16-19, 2016 in Rabat, Morocco, is calling for performers.

Artists/bands and DJs/VJs are invited to apply for Visa for Music 2016’ showcases before March 31, 2016 by sending their application to

Also wanted are musical documentaries highlighting specific issues relating to music and musicals in Africa or the Middle East. Applications should be sent to before before March 31, 2016.

The core strength of the fair will be the showcases whose goal is to put the spotlight on confirmed artists of Africa and the Middle East. 28 artists/bands will be selected by a qualified jury and will have the opportunity to perform in front of industry professionals from all over the world.

The main mission of VFM is to promote the constitution of a music marketplace in Africa and the Middle East in order to offer greater visibility as well as an environment favouring creativity and professionalization of the cultural sector. This event is also a means to galvanize the cultural creative industries of the region in order to stimulate its economy.

Visa For Music gathers artists, professional organizations, bands, independent and major labels, cultural institutions foundations, media and distributors, managers, agents and other professionals of the music industry.

Many others activities animate this meeting in order to make it an event full of interactivity and exchange: conferences and documentary films projection, professional training, speed meeting, networking, and professional sittings.

II. Encounters Documentary Festival Call for Entries

Encounters Documentary Festival 2016 Call for EntriesThe organisers of the 18th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival are inviting entries from South African and International filmmakers. Encounters is charging a submission fee of US$15 from non-African filmmakers.
Entries will be considered for: a). Audience Award for Best South African film, and b). Audience Award for Best International film.
Encounters, that shall be held in Johannesburg and Cape Town, June 2-16, 2016, considers works in progress or rough cuts if the film will be ready in time for the Festival.
Details are on website or via tel 27 21 465 4686.

III. Lola Kenya Children’s Screen‬ Call for Short Movies

84th mothly Lola Kenya Screen film forumLola Kenya Screen‬ invites short (maximum 30 minutes) ‪animation‬, ‪‎fiction‬, ‪‎documentary‬ and ‪‎experimental‬ films from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, eastern Congo-Kinshasa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Djibouti and Somalia for her ‪‎screening‬, ‪‎discussion‬ and ‪‎networking‬ forum that runs in ‪‎Nairobi‬ every last Monday of the month. ‪‎Creatively packaged‬ ‪music videos‬ and ‪‎video games‬ are also acceptable.

Details on the website and social media (Facebook/Twitter/YouTube/Flickr) @LolaKenyaScreen

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