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Croatia / Zoom on Nebojša Slijepčević’s documentary “Srbenka”

Srbenka

Croatian director Nebojša Slijepčević continues to win awards for his documentary Srbenka. Last spring, he made his mark at two prestigious festivals: the Cannes Film Festival, where he won the Doc Alliance Selection Award, and Visions du réel, winning the Buyens-Chagoll Award. In August the Sarajevo Film Festival recognised the quality of his work, awarding …

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Morocco / Nabil Ayouch shooting “Positive School”

Nabil Ayouch

Nabil Ayouch began filming his new film Positive School in Casablanca on July 16th. Ayouch was “the discovery” of the 1999 Berlinale Forum with his first feature, Mektoub. Two years later the Franco-Moroccan film-maker won several awards for Ali Zaoua, prince de la rue. Two of his films have been shown at Cannes: Les cheveaux …

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Algeria – France / Yamina Benguigui’s new film “Soeurs” will begin shooting in Algeria at the end of October

Yamina Benguigui

In late October, director and screenwriter Yamina Benguigui will start filming her next film, Soeurs (Sisters), in Algeria. Once again her principal actor will be Isabelle Adjani, with whom she worked on the TV film Aïcha, job à tout prix. It is the first time Isabelle Adjani has made a film in her father’s native …

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Italy / Three years after Mia Madre, Nanni Moretti returns with a documentary

Nanni Moretti

The audience at the 36th Turin International Film Festival will have the privilege of being the first to view Nanni Moretti’s latest film, Santiago, Italia. It will be released in Italian cinemas a few days later, on December 6th. The Turin Festival is an event Moretti knows well, since he was its director from 2007 …

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Tunisia / 4th “Cinéma au Musée”

The fourth “Cinéma au Musée” took place between September 13th to 16th at the Archaeological Museum in Sousse. Tunisian and foreign films were screened, with audiences able to enjoy them for free. The festival is run by Mohamed Challouf, chairman of “Afrique-Méditerranée”. The Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image is one of the event’s …

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Spain / €100,000 allocated for broadcasting production in the Balearic islands

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On September 3rd the Ministries of Tourism and of Culture signed an agreement to work together to make the archipelago attractive for filming. €100,000 has been allocated to support broadcasting production. The agreement was signed by Bel Busquets, vice-president of the Balearic Islands’ government and regional minister for innovation, research and tourism, and Fanny Tur, …

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Tunisia / Preserving film archives a key issue at a symposia in Hergla

cinéma hergla

For the past 13 years a cultural association, Afrique Méditerranée, has organised an annual film conference in the small coastal town of Hergla. This year it was held from August 25th to 28th, and at one of the round tables the association presented representatives of Tunisian broadcasting with guide-lines on how to preserve the country’s …

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