Algeria-Morocco / Huge success for Algerian film-makers at the International Festival of Amazigh Film

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The 11th International Festival of Amazigh Film, held in Agadir, closed on March 6th. Algerian journalist and writer Arezki Metref won the documentary Grand Prix for his film “Une journée au soleil”. Released in 2018, this film deals with immigration to France and the role of the Algerian community in France through history. Noredine Kebaili, …

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France / TV France International awards its annual export prize

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TV France International, an organisation exporting French TV programmes, presented its Export Awards, divided into three categories: Animation, Documentary and Drama. The winners were chosen at a meeting of international buyers and journalists. Millimages, a production and distribution company for French and European animated films, won the Animation category for its series “Molang”, which has …

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Jordan / Awareness about the crisis in Syria through documentaries

On Monday April 2nd 11 short documentaries, called collectively “Syrian Stories”, were screened at Amman’s Rainbow Theatre. The anthology is the product of a series of workshops held last year in Amman, Beirut and Istanbul, organised by the British Consulate, the Scottish Documentary Institute and Bidayyat, a Syrian organisation for Syrian film-makers outside Syria. 35 …

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Spain / Creation of a competition “Zaragoza en Corto” to stimulate film-making in the region

The Zaragoza municipal council has launched a short film competition “Zaragoza en Corto”. Films must be less than 30 minutes long and feature the region’s capital, Zaragoza. The aim is to promote the town and encourage its inhabitants to make films. The films can be of different genres: documentary, drama, experimental etc. The competition is …

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Tunisia / the programme “Hikayat Al-Cinema” focusses on Tunisian films for a month

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The London-based Al Araby TV has decided that throughout April its weekly programme “Hikayat Al-Cinema” (Stories of Cinema) will honour Tunisia. The programme, intended for the general public, is produced by the British production company “Nostalgia Media”, itself run by the Egyptian producer Hany Beshr. The programme’s creators want to encourage the Arab public’s interest …

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Italy / Rai TV signs an agreement with Amazon

Amazon has signed an agreement with Rai Television to include recent films, some film classics and the channel’s own TV series on its Italian video platform. The series concerned will be the most successful ones, such as “Medici: Masters of Florence”. Every new episode of a series being broadcast will be available on Amazon just …

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Morocco / Tétouan International Mediterranean Film Festival

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The 24th Tétouan Mediterranean International Film Festival, whose theme is “Cinema and Freedoms”, took place from March 24th to 31st. Under the patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the event was created by the Fondation du Festival cinéma méditerranéen de Tétouan, the Institut français, the Bolloré Logistics Association, the Ministry of Education and various …

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