Category: FESTIVALS

News about Festivals in Mediterranean

Israel / 130 films shown during the 21st Docaviv

The Docaviv festival is being held from May 23rd to June 1st in Tel Aviv. With 130 films and nearly 300 screenings scheduled, Docaviv is Israel’s largest festival specifically for documentaries. For its 21st edition, programming is geared particularly towards the dialogue between humans and nature. The festival, which takes over the Cinematheque and other …

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Spain / Madrid celebrates documentaries at the DocumentaMadrid festival

The 16th DocumentaMadrid is taking place from May 9th to 19th in the Spanish capital. This year the festival dedicated to documentaries takes place in 7 of Madrid’s cultural centres, in addition to its usual venues for screenings. The Cineteca remains the festival’s main venue. With 123 films on the programme, coming from 36 countries, …

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Italy / Bari International Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary!

The 10th Bif&st takes place from April 27th to May 4th in Bari, southern Italy. National and international competitions, parallel sections, master classes and meetings punctuate this major event of Italian cinema which welcomes 75,000 spectators every year. This year the festival celebrates one of the greatest film composers, Ennio Morricone, on his 90th birthday. …

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France / Films from the Mediterranean region shown at Cannes as world premieres

Audiences at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, which will run from May 14th to 25th, will be able to discover many films from Mediterranean countries within the various sections. Here is an overview of the selected films: In the Un certain regard category, which is for as-yet little-known filmmakers, two Mediterranean films caught the attention …

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Lebanon – France / Nadine Labaki to chair the jury of Un certain regard at Cannes

Lebanese actress, screenwriter and director Nadine Labaki will chair the jury of Un Certain Regard at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Founded in 1978, Un Certain Regard runs parallel to the Official Competition and is known for its original and daring films, usually made by little-known directors. The jury look for new ways of story-telling …

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Cyprus / The 17th Cyprus Film Days in full swing!

The Cypriot festival opened on April 12th, and runs until April 20th at the Rialto Cinema in Limassol and the Zena Palace Cinema in Nicosia. Co-organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Cinema, Cyprus Film Days shows international and Cypriot feature films. The festival’s programming revolves around two main sections: “Glocal …

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Israel / Celebration of Italian films at Cinema Italia 2019

The 6th Cinema Italia festival was held from April 4th to 11th in 6 Israeli towns. For a week, the cinematheques in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Herzliva, Rosh Pina and Sderot welcomed the best of Italian cinema. The programme was in two sections: Contemporary Cinema and Heritage Cinema. The first category featured 10 films, including …

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