Italy / A journalist, Marcello Foa, appointed to run RAI

Marcello Foa

On September 26th, Marcello Foa was appointed the new chairman of RAI, the Italian public broadcaster. The decision was made by the parliamentary committee supervising the group after the government intervened. An Italian-Swiss journalist, Foa succeeds Monica Maggioni at the head of Italian public broadcasting. A graduate in political science, Marcello Foa began his career …

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Morroco / 16th Mediterranean Short-Film Festival in Tangiers

Festival du Court-Métrage Méditerranéen de Tanger

The 16th Mediterranean Short Film Festival of Tangiers took place in Morocco from October 1st to 6th. 44 films representing 18 Mediterranean countries had been selected for the official competition, and, to mark its 16th anniversary, the organisers created a new section – “Festival Guest”, this year highlighting French short films. For film professionals there …

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Turkey / 5th Antalya Film Forum

Antalya Film Forum

Now in its 5th year, the Antalya Film Forum has become an integral part of the Antalya International Film Festival, which ran from September 29th to October 5th. The four-day Forum attracted some 200 film and television professionals from all over the world to discuss production matters with Turkish colleagues during several masterclasses and individual …

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Albania / 2nd Balkan Film Market

Balkan Film Market

The second Balkan Film Market took place in Tirana from October 3rd to 7th. This regional film-industry event, created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Albanian National Centre of Cinematography (ANCC), is considered a true platform where cinema professionals from the Balkans and Europe can come together to develop film projects and find funding. …

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France / 11th training workshop for making TV news stories from archive material

Formation CMCA-INA

From September 17th to 24th the CMCA and INA Méditerranée ran the 11th training workshop for making TV news reports using archive material. Aimed at television journalists from companies who are members of the CMCA, this year’s session was set up in collaboration with Open Media Hub. Journalists from six countries (Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, …

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Algeria – France / Yamina Benguigui’s new film “Soeurs” will begin shooting in Algeria at the end of October

Yamina Benguigui

In late October, director and screenwriter Yamina Benguigui will start filming her next film, Soeurs (Sisters), in Algeria. Once again her principal actor will be Isabelle Adjani, with whom she worked on the TV film Aïcha, job à tout prix. It is the first time Isabelle Adjani has made a film in her father’s native …

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Italy / Three years after Mia Madre, Nanni Moretti returns with a documentary

Nanni Moretti

The audience at the 36th Turin International Film Festival will have the privilege of being the first to view Nanni Moretti’s latest film, Santiago, Italia. It will be released in Italian cinemas a few days later, on December 6th. The Turin Festival is an event Moretti knows well, since he was its director from 2007 …

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