Morocco / The drama short film “Riad de mes rêves” chosen for the 2021 Meraki Film Festival

Riad de mes rêves

Zineb Tamour’s film has been selected for the final phase of Germany’s Meraki Film Festival. Shot in Rabat and Salé, the director says her film is a “form of protest – on the one hand to raise awareness about Moroccan women’s limited access to the film industry and its related professions; and on the other …

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Spain / Candidate call for the 2021 Cadaquès Shortfilm Festival

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It is no surprise that Cadaquès, long-time home of the illustrious Salvador Dalí, has created a Spanish festival dedicated to experimental and surrealist films. For its 4th year the Cadaquès Shortfilm Festival will take place from June 24th to 27th. There are four awards to be won:– for the Best Short Drama Film,– for the Best Short …

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Italy / “Dasatskisi” by Dea Kulumbegashvili scoops many awards at the Trieste Film Festival

Dasatskisi

The Best Feature Film Award at the 32nd Trieste Film Festival went to “Dasatskisi” (Beginning) by Georgian director Dea Kulumbegashvili. With a first screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, this Franco-Georgian co-production was also selected at Cannes in 2020. Yana (Ia Sukhitashvili), the wife of a Jehovah’s Witness leader, finds her familiar world slowly crumbling around …

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France / France Télévisions launches Culturebox, a temporary new cultural channel

Culturebox

In early February the France Télévisions group launched a new channel, CultureBox, to support the world of culture during the current crisis. Accessible on the TNT channel canal 19 and on the france.tv site, it is “100% dedicated to culture, performing arts and artists.” During the day the channel retransmits documentaries and cultural programmes from the public broadcasting group. At the …

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Greece / Candidate call for the 2021 MFI Script 2 Film workshops

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The Mediterranean Film Institute (MFI) is renewing its script training and project development workshops this year. Four sessions are scheduled between June and December, online but also in person on the Greek Dodecanese islands of Nisyros and Rhodes. As in previous years the MFI Script 2 Film workshops are divided into two separate programmes. The …

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Tunisia / The Manarat Film Festival reprogrammed for July 2021

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Faced with the international health crisis, the organizers of the Manarat Festival of Mediterranean Film have decided to postpone the event. The 3rd edition will now take place from July 1st to 7th 2021. Manarat (“beacon” in Arabic), was founded in 2018 from a collaboration between the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image (CNCI), the Centre National du Cinéma et …

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Turkey / Huge but controversial success for the Netflix Turkish series, “Bir Başkadir”

Bir Baskadir

Netflix’s new series “Bir Başkadır” (“unique” in Turkish, “Ethos” the English title) is being talked about everywhere in Turkey. Released on November 12th 2020, this drama series plunges viewers into the heart of the social, cultural and religious issues currently dividing the country. Over eight episodes the interweaving stories of 12 characters provide a panorama of …

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