This weekend's highlights comprise an important retrospective of French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson in New York, the opening of the traveling Harry Potter exhibit in Toronto, the African Film Awards, among other events.
Harry Potter, the exhibition
April 10-August 22
Ontario Science Center
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
This event exhibition first presented in Chicago gives fans of all ages a front row seat to artifacts and scenic elements from the Harry Potter films. Visitors can get a first-hand look at props and costumes, like Harry's original wand and eyeglasses, or the Gryffindor school uniforms. The exhibition already visited Chicago and Boston, Toronto is the only Canadian venue and it will continue its trip worldwide, locations to be announced.
Africa Film Awards
The equivalent of the Oscars for African cinema on a much smaller scale, the Africa Movie Academy Awards will be held on April 10 in Nigeria and will be televised across the world. Feature, short, and documentary films from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania, Namibia, Sierra Leone among other countries will compete at the 6th edition of this awards ceremony. The AMAA awards is not the biggest film event on the African continent; Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (or FESPACO) in Burkina Faso is the largest African film festival. It is held biennially in the Burkina Faso capital, the next edition will take place between February 26 and March 5, 2011.
Game Design Expo
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Hosted by the Vancouver Film School, the Games Design Expo is intended to act as both conference and mixer for students and professionals alike with talks from industry insiders. Speakers for Saturday's presentation and panel schedule include staff from BioWare (
Mass Effect), Obsidian (
Fallout: New Vegas), United Front (
ModNation Racers), and Blue Castle (
Dead Rising 2). Sunday's event is an open house for the Film School's game development course.
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
More than 85,000 audio, video and film content professionals are expected to attend this year's National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB Show) in Las Vegas. The event will showcase future trends in 3D, mobile entertainment, transmedia, social media, multi-platform distribution, broadband, and digital production. Executives from Twentieth Century Fox Television, Sony, MySpace, Adobe, CNET.com, Lionsgate, Dreamworks Animation, HP, IBM, CSI, Dell, Inc., and CBS will provide keynotes on subjects pertinent to the audio video and film industries.
Henri Cartier-Bresson retrospective
April 11- June 28
The Museum of Modern Art
New York City, USA
New York's MoMA presents the first major Henri-Cartier Bresson retrospective in 30 years.
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century covers 60 years of the French photographer's career, showing 300 prints from 1929 to 1989, many of which have never been shown to the public before.