Albania / Creation of a film market for the Balkans

Created by Albania’s national film centre, QKK, the first Balkan Film Market will take place in Tirana from October 2nd to 7th 2017. The QKK wants to use this film market to build bridges between broadcasters in the Balkans and their colleagues across the rest of Europe. Among the events planned during the Market is …

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Turkey / İbrahim Eren appointed Managing Director of the TRT

İbrahim Eren is the new Managing Director of the Turkish public broadcasting group TRT. The appointment of İbrahim Eren, TRT’s Deputy Director General since 2013, was published on July 10th in the official gazette, following the approval of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. He thus becomes the 17th CEO in the history of the TRT. A …

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France / 10th CMCA/INA Training session

From July 3rd to 10th seven journalists from across the Mediterranean came to Marseilles to take part in the 10th training session for writing news reports based on film archives. Created in 2008 and organised by the CMCA (Centre Méditerranéen de la Communication Audiovisuelle) and INA (Institut National de l’Audiovisuel), these training sessions give journalists …

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Italy / The 12th Sole Luna Festival announces its awards

The 12th Sole Luna Festival, purely for documentaries, came to an end with the awards ceremony on July 9th in Palermo. 23 feature-length documentaries and 8 short ones took part in the festival this year in the 3 official competitions. Among them, Nima Sarvestani’s “Prison sisters” (Sweden / Iran) won over the international jury and …

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Greece / The TV and Radio Council wants 7 private channels

While there has to be a new auction to allocate licenses to Greek private television channels, the ESR (the National Independent Council for regulating broadcasting) wants to increase the number of channels. After a long meeting on July 6th, the ESR decided to award 7 broadcast licenses for national private channels in the near future. …

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A call for projects about gender equality in Mediterranean broadcasting

A first call for propositions has been launched as part of the SouthMed WiA (Women in Audiovisual) project, financed by the European Union. The aim of this call is to put forward innovative ideas which promote gender equality in the broadcasting sector of seven southern Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. …

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France / The winner of the 36th URTI Television Grand Prix

The jury of the International Grand Prix for Creative Documentary, organised by the Union Radiophonique et Télévisuelle Internationale (URTI), delivered is verdict on July 1st, giving awards to 4 documentaries. The Arman Trophy Grand Prix goes to “The Phone of the Wind: Whispers to Lost Families”, a Japanese film about post-tsunami mourning. “Mada underground”, produced …

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