Category: CINEMA

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Palestinian Territories / For the first time an official delegation at the Cannes Film Festival

The success of Palestinian films at international festivals is undeniable: even though film production within the territory is not very abundant, the films have a high reputation. In 2017 “Ghost Hunting” won the Best Documentary Award at the Berlin International Film Festival, in 2013 Hany Abu Assad’s “Omar” won the Jury Prize in the Un …

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Turkey/ 13th “Meetings on the Bridge”, a network and co-production platform

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The 37th Istanbul Film Festival ran from April 6th to 17th. As part of it there was a showcase for film projects being developed in Turkey and neighbouring countries, “Meetings on the Bridge”. The aim is to bring together directors and producers from these countries so they can share their projects and possibly collaborate on …

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Italy / The CEO of Rai Cinema presents the latest co-productions

Paolo Del Brocco, CEO of Rai Cinema gave a press conference on April 11th to present the group’s international co-productions. In particular, he cited productions with prestigious directors: “Everybody Knows” with Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, his first film in Spanish; “Il peccato” with Russian director Andrei Konchalovskye and “Opera senza autore” with German director Florian …

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Jordan / Awareness about the crisis in Syria through documentaries

On Monday April 2nd 11 short documentaries, called collectively “Syrian Stories”, were screened at Amman’s Rainbow Theatre. The anthology is the product of a series of workshops held last year in Amman, Beirut and Istanbul, organised by the British Consulate, the Scottish Documentary Institute and Bidayyat, a Syrian organisation for Syrian film-makers outside Syria. 35 …

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Tunisia / the programme “Hikayat Al-Cinema” focusses on Tunisian films for a month

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The London-based Al Araby TV has decided that throughout April its weekly programme “Hikayat Al-Cinema” (Stories of Cinema) will honour Tunisia. The programme, intended for the general public, is produced by the British production company “Nostalgia Media”, itself run by the Egyptian producer Hany Beshr. The programme’s creators want to encourage the Arab public’s interest …

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Lebanon / Launch of “Girls for change” project

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A project called “Girls for Change” was inaugurated in Beirut on March 29th. Created by Sam Lahloud, founding chairman of the Beirut Film Society, the project is supported by Unicef, ​​in partnership with Canon and the International Film Festival of Notre Dame University. Having set up the Beirut Women’s Film Festival, Sam Lahloud has created …

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Tunisia / 1st Film Festival Academy

The first part of the first Film Festival Academy was held in Tunisia from April 6th to 10th, organized by the Tunisian Federation of Film Clubs, the Centre national de cinéma et de l’image and the Tunisian Film Library. These different organisations are part of a network of Tunisian film festivals working in partnership with …

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