Category: CINEMA

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Tunisia / Creation of a “Culture Recovery Fund”

On March 22nd the Tunisian Ministry of Cultural Affairs announced that a Fonds Relance Culture (FRC – Culture Recovery Fund) will be created for people in this sector during the Coronavirus crisis. The fund will support professionals and cultural places, helping them avoid financial problems during confinement. So far more than 700 events and festivals …

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Morocco / Cancellation of filming The Forgiven

Filming The Forgiven, an English production directed by John Michael McDonagh, had to stop because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now it won’t be completed at the end of March as hoped. The crew and cast, including Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Chastain, Caleb Landry Jones and Saïd Taghmaoui, have been repatriated as part of government measures. Phil …

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Morocco / Annual report of the film industry for 2019

On March 7th the Centre Cinématographique Marocain released the annual film industry report for 2019. The document covers every aspect of the industry : As far as production is concerned, a large number of Moroccan films have been authorized (22 feature films, 115 short films, 39 television series, 20 TV films, 125 commercials and 18 …

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France / The festival of short film at home

The Fête du court métrage is a festival of short films, with screenings across France and abroad. Initially scheduled from March 25th to 31st the Fête is taking place despite confinement: to reach as many people as possible, the Fête has moved into people’s homes. Since March 24th a secure reader has been available at …

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France / MK2 provides a festival at home

Every day during the confinement imposed in France the production company MK2 and the cinema magazine TROISCOULEURS will put several films online for free. The idea: to let each home create its own festival. Every Wednesday, the day films are traditionally released in France, the company will put online a selection of “hidden treasures, rarities …

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France / Winners of the 38th URTI Grand Prix International

Every year since 1981 URTI (Union Radiophonique et Télévisuelle Internationale) has organized the International Grand Prix for creative documentaries, to reward programmes from around the world and promote recent productions. The jury is made up of the heads of member countries’ public television companies, and since they come from such a broad cultural base they …

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Europe / IDFA puts 300 documentaries online

On March 16th the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA) decided to put online more than 300 films from its collection. The enormous range of feature films on offer should satisfy everyone. Made between 1988 and 2019, the films are of different genres and lengths and address many themes. There are even 29 documentaries …

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