NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ — Filmmakers, producers, distributors and fans will gather in Ouagadougou for the 22nd Pan African Film & Television festival, February 26 – March 5, 2011. The official travel agency for the festival, New York based Access Africa, Inc, is offering a 10-day air/land package on Air Maroc.
Organized every two years since 1969, FESPACO has grown to become the largest film festival on the African continent, and the leading authority on African films. The 40th anniversary celebrated in 2009 underscored the leadership role and trajectory for film development in Africa.
FESPACO provides an international forum for the distribution of African films, networking for filmmakers, and the exchange of ideas on film produced in Africa, and the Black Diaspora.
The general theme for the week long festival “African Cinema & Markets” aims to focus on the need for better distribution channels for African produced films. This is the year for global partnerships with a view to new marketing channels.
Highlights include the International Film & Television Market, (MICA), the market place for sales, and film distribution, Short film competition. African TV & Video competition, African Diaspora competition/Paul Robeson Prize, an eclectic panorama of African and World films will be shown on multiple screens across the city.
Along with these activities, there will be side attractions like the arts and crafts vendors, entertainment galore, and the general festival ambiance akin to a cultural jamboree.
Access Africa, Inc., a New York based tour operator is offering a 10-day air/land package on Air Maroc from New York prices from $2750 plus tax. Delegates will have an opportunity to visit Casablanca en route; accommodation in the official festival hotel, Hotel Independence, conveniently centrally located in the city center; daily bus shuttle to events and other attractions.
Contact Access Africa, Inc. 800-972-5212, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.accessafrica.com – or for more information on the festival, visit www.fespaco.bf .
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