Category: CINEMA

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Spain / Spain develops film tourism with Fitur Cine

Fitur cine

For its 39th edition, the International Tourism Fair in Madrid, Fitur, is offering a new section, Fitur Cine / Screen Tourism – a platform for tourism connected to cinema and TV series. The new section is recognition that the places successful films or TV series were shot are attracting a growing number of tourists. An …

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France / Death of the director Rachid Oujdi

Rachid Oujdi

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of director Rachid Oujdi on December 30th. Born in 1967 in Paris, Rachid Oujdi was always passionate about images and cinema. Having worked in tourism both in France and abroad, he became a radio host / commentator, first for Radio-France then for Radio Monte-Carlo, …

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Tunisia / Opening of the first Pathé multiplex in Tunis

The first Tunisian multiplex was inaugurated on December 22nd last year. Designed by the French company Pathé Gaumont, it is located in the northern part of Tunis, near the Tunis City shopping centre. The initial idea, in particular putting the cinema in the Tunis City complex, came from producer Wassim Béji, whose credits include Jalil …

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Morocco / More than 890 films shot in 2018

Tournage au Maroc

In Morocco, 894 filming authorisations were issued during 2018. This figure was announced in a press release from the Ministry of Culture and Communication on December 31st. The authorisations were for foreign television channels as well as Moroccan and international film productions. Morocco is particularly attractive for any international production which needs desert and urban …

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Lebanon / Death of the director Jocelyne Saab

The Lebanese artist Jocelyne Saab died on January 7th in Paris. She was 70. Born in Beirut in April 1948, she studied economics in Paris. Back in Beirut, her career as a journalist began when she was hired by writer Etel Adnan to work on the newspaper Al Safa. She worked a lot as a …

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Greece / The island of Corfu wins the Best European Film Location Award

Corfou

This year’s Best European Film Location Award was given to the island of Corfu. The Greek island was chosen through an online vote of Internet users which ended on November 30th. The island was competing against 12 other locations, including the Valle dei Calanchi, near Viterbo, Italy, the setting for Alice Rorhwacher’s Italian Happy as …

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Algeria / Salim Aggar appointed head of the Cinémathèque Algérienne

Salim Aggar

On December 12th Salim Aggar was appointed director of the Algerian cinematheque by the Minister of Culture Azzedine Mihoubi. A journalist, film critic and film director, Aggar takes over from Lyes Semian. The Minister of Culture reminded Algerians of the film library’s central purpose: to develop digital, to train technicians and to organise meetings between …

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