France / Totem Films presentation at the EFM

This year’s European Film Market will be held from February 20th to 27th. The event is a market promoting meetings between various strands of the film business. For a week, international representatives come together to exchange views and present their different programmes. This year the French production company Totem Films, created in 2018, will present …

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Spain / La vampira de Barcelona by Lluís Danés

January 18th was the final wrap for La vampira de Barcelona. With this feature film Lluís Danés, a Spanish / Catalan director best known for documentaries such as Llach: La revolta permanente (2006), is now trying his hand at drama. He and his crew have been immersed in a period drama about a Barcelona prostitute, …

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Malta / American investment in the Mediterranean archipelago

The American company DCR Finance Corp has announced it has signed a $500 million contract to bolster film and television production in Malta. The Wall Street-based company has created a consortium of studios and companies ready to invest in the island’s audiovisual sector. The consortium includes Italian producer, Augusto Pelliccia, head of Augustus Studios, and …

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Cyprus / 3rd AEI Festival

From September 17th to 19th the third International Archaeological, Ethnographic and Historical Film Festival (AEI) will take place in Cyprus. During the three days of the festival, 42 documentaries will be shown in three different categories: student, national and international. A.E.I. Audiovisual Forum, Tetraktys Films and the municipality of Aglantzia are co-organizing this year’s festival. …

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Egypt / A new channel to promote tourism

According to an article in the newspaper Egyptian Independent, taken up by the website News Monger, a member of the Egyptian parliament has proposed creating a new public television channel. At a meeting on Sunday, Soad Elmasry put forward the idea of a channel dedicated to promoting all kinds of tourism in Egypt. The politician …

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Croatia / Croatian.film, new platform to promote short films

Boris T. Matić and Hrvoje Laurenta, respectively director and executive director of the Zagreb Film Festival, have announced the creation of Croatian.film, an internet platform for promoting Croatian short films. It will be a way, the two men hope, to give the international public an idea of the high quality of Croatian short films. They …

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France / “Palestine en vue” Festival

The sixth Palestine en vue festival will take place from March 31st to April 8th 2020. Held in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, the festival shows the local public the diversity of Palestinian films. It also highlights the different players within this world. Behind the project is the ERAP foundation, which this year gives the presidency …

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