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Egypt / I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face wins award at Cannes

Postponed in May because of the pandemic, the 2020 Cannes Film Festival managed to make up for lost time between October 27th and 29th. The jury was composed of Damien Bonnard, Rachid Bouchareb, Claire Burger, Charles Gillibert, Dea Kulumbegashvili and Céline Sallette. Only one award was given during the ceremony, the Palme d’Or for Short …

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Egypt / Abla Fahita arrives on Netflix

Abla Fahita is an Egyptian puppet known for her sarcastic wit. Netflix are featuring this character in a new series, Drama Queen, scheduled for release in the first half of 2021. Filming took place in Cairo between August and October. The character of Fahita first appeared on YouTube in 2011. The puppet and her family …

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Egypt / 4th El Gouna Film Festival

The 4th El Gouna Film Festival ran from October 23rd to 31st. Based in the seaside resort of Gouna, Egypt, this annual event shows new films from around the world. Its aim is to encourage intercultural interaction and understanding through cinema. This year’s theme was “Man and dream”. The highlight of the opening evening was …

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Tunisia / Projects selected for the Chabaka and Takmil workshops

This year’s Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage (JCC) will run from December 18th to 23rd. As part of the event there will be two workshops, Chabaka and Takmil, taking place from December 16th to 18th. The Takmil Workshop is for projects in post-production. Since its creation in 2014 it has supported 44 projects. The Chabaka Workshop …

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Egypt / Eswed Fateh at last broadcast

The Eswed Fateh series was initially scheduled to air during Ramadan, but because of the Covid outbreak filming was halted before the final scenes were finished. Production was put on hold until early September, when the remaining sequences were shot in the Lebanon. The creators of the series have said Eswed Fateh will be available …

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Europe / Nisi Masa promotes short European films

Nisi Masa is a non-profit organization helping and promoting young professionals in the European film industry. As part of that, it organizes the European Short Pitch every year. The Short Pitch programme includes writing workshops, meetings and co-production forums to help young, talented Europeans develop and pitch their projects in a professional environment. The application …

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Egypt / Cinema releases programmed for Eid el-Adha

Waraet Gameya was released in Egyptian cinemas during Eid el-Adha (July 30th to August 3rd). Directed by Ahmed El-Bably and featuring Egyptian stars Mohamed Adel, Sahar el-Saigh and Samy Fahmy, Waraet Gameya is a comedy about the owner of a hair salon, Umm Abdullah, who has to provide for her sister and her family. Having …

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