France / Rendez-vous in Marseille for the 22nd PriMed !

PriMed 2018

PriMed, the Festival of the Mediterranean in images, is celebrating its 22nd year in Marseille. Nearly 40 hours of free public screenings for cinema-goers in Marseille, with 25 films in competition.   Created in 1994 and organized by the Centre Méditerranéen de la Communication Audiovisuelle (CMCA), the PriMed (Prix International du Documentaire et du Reportage …

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Morocco / 2M launches “Africa Women Experts”, a digital platform for women

2M

On November 5th the “Parity and Diversity” committee of the Moroccan channel 2M announced the launch of the first digital platform for professional African women. Khadija Boujanoui, chair of the committee, said the ambition of this “constructive interaction platform [is] to create a dialogue between well-qualified women on the African continent,” adding that the goal …

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Tunisia / Creation of Doc House, a structure for documentaries in Tunisia

Soumaya Bouallegui

Doc House, an independent organisation for encouraging and promoting documentaries in Tunisia and North Africa, was opened at the end of October by a group of Tunisian directors and academicians. Soumaya Bouallegui, a film director and Doc House’ executive director, said the goal is to encourage both the distribution of documentaries and networking among professionals. …

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Albania / Launch of Euronews Albania

Euronews Albania

On Monday, November 5th Euronews announced the launch of its first franchise, in Albania. The French group, founded in 1993 and based in Lyon, has teamed up with IN Media Group to launch “Euronews Albania”. As of next year, Euronews Albania will be offering television content and digital media targeted at Albanian-speaking viewers and Internet …

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Croatia / Zagreb Film Festival

Zagreb Film Festival

The Zagreb Film Festival was held from November 11th to 18th in 9 locations across the Croatian capital, from the Cinema Europe to the Museum of Contemporary Art. This year, its 17th, the extended festival was also present in 15 other towns, including Split and Dubrovnik. Dedicated to emerging film-makers, the festival had 5 categories: …

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Italy / Matteo Garrone announces the production of his next film, “Pinocchio”

Matteo Garrone

Matteo Garrone’s new film Pinocchio will begin shooting in the first quarter of 2019. Production of this adaptation was postponed while the Italian director focussed on his latest film, Dogman. This time Garrone, who has twice won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes for his films Gomorra and Reality, is taking his inspiration from Italian …

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Morocco / Agadir International Festival of Cinema and Migration

Festival International Cinéma et Migrations d'Agadir

The 15th edition of this Moroccan festival, organized by an association called “L’initiative Culturelle”, closed on Saturday, November 10th at the newly-renovated Rialto Cinema. The Turkish film More, directed by Onur Saylak, won the Grand Prix, in competition with 9 other feature films. More is about Gaza, a young man whose dreams of studying clash …

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