Category: CINEMA

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Egypt / First festival at the Arab Cinema Centre

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The Arab Cinema Centre (ACC), created by MAD Solutions, is launching a series of festivals around the world to promote Arab culture and heritage. Based in Cairo, the ACC is the first pan-Arab studio which creates, promotes and distributes Arabic content to and from the Arab world. Its first festival, “Mad 3araby” will be held …

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Italy / Rai Ragazzi launches an initiative for creative young people in animation

Rai Ragazzi, the children’s department of Italy’s national broadcaster, has launched a new initiative for young animation creators, students or recent graduates. The channel has launched a competition “L’ora di tuffarsi” (Time to dive) and the best programmes will be announced on September 3rd. The projects will be reviewed by Rai Ragazzi’s animation and television …

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Italy / €10 million given to film production in Puglia

The Apulia International Film Fund has doubled its offer, allocating €10 million for film production in the Puglia region between 2018 and 2020. The size of the fund helps support the local film industry and attract national and international productions, says Antonio Parente, director of the Apulia Film Commission. All projects for drama, documentary, short …

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Serbia / Film Centre Serbia allocates more than €500,000 for film production by means of a financing competition

Film Centre Serbia announced the winners of its competition for film funding, allocating amounts from €8,471 to €101,634 to nearly 15 films and projects, mainly co-productions, divided into 6 categories. Cristian Puiu’s Serbo / Romanian co-production “Manor House” received the largest sum. Sharunas Bartas’ Lithuanian / French / Serbian co-production “In the Dusk” also received …

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Macedonia / Creation of a distribution multi-platform for the cinema

In early May Cutaway, a Macedonian distribution company, inaugurated a multiplatform designed to make films available in cinemas across Croatia, Albania and Macedonia, and on two VoD platforms, Cinesquare.net and Pantaflix. This multi-national, multi-support platform is part of a project called “New forms of film distribution in the Balkans – Volume 2”, initiated by Cutaway …

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Tunisia / International success for Moufida Fedhila’s film “Aya”

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Moufida Fedhila’s “Aya” is having a brilliant career in festivals. So far this year the film has won the Tanit d’Or at Carthage, the audience prize at the Noisy-le-sec festival of Franco-Arab film, the jury prize at the “Cinéma du monde” festival in Paris and the Gold FIFOG in Geneva. It has now been selected …

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Italy / Rai Cinema joins the Globalgate consortium

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The Italian distributor Rai Cinema has become the 12th member of Globalgate, a consortium specializing in intellectual property issues and the production of local language films around the world. Globalgate also co-produces and co-finances wide-release local language films. Its funding comes from major distribution companies. Rai Cinema, with 15% of the Italian film market, joins …

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