Category: FESTIVALS

News about Festivals in Mediterranean

Italy / In Rome the 71st Prix Italia closes

From September 23rd to 28th Rome was alive with the Prix Italia, the international competition rewarding quality, creativity and innovation in their broadest senses in radio, television and multimedia programmes. This year’s theme was cultural plurality in the digital age: “Celebrating Cultural Diversity in a Global Media World”. Every broadcaster, whether in radio, television or …

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France – Palestine / It Must Be Heaven by Palestinian director Elia Suleiman shown in a world preview at the Monde Festival

Director Elia Suleiman was present at the screening of his new film It Must Be Heaven at the Beau Regard cinema in Paris on October 7th as part of the Monde Festival. The film received a Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Elia Suleiman fled Palestine in search of a new …

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Egypt – Jordan / Jordan spotlighted during the 3rd El Gouna Film Festival

The third El Gouna Film Festival ran from September 19th to 27th. Aiming to discover new international artistic voices, the GFF focusses particularly on encouraging film-making in the Arab world, and opening up inter-cultural ideas in the region. Three Jordanian films were shown in competition this year: – the documentary feature Tiny Souls by Dina …

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Morocco / Return of the Marrakesh Fête du Cinéma

The 2nd Fête du Cinéma in Marrakech was organized from September 27th to 29th. The Festival opened with Zabou Breitman’s Swallows of Kabul. There were screenings of Moroccan film classics, such as: De quelques événements sans signification (1974, Mostafa Derkaoui) and the rushes of La Longue Journée (1969, Mohamed Abazi and Donna Woolf), discovered in …

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Italy / The 24th Milan Film Festival focuses on the cinema of change

The 24th Milan Film Festival opened on October 4th and runs until the 10th. All the feature films in official competition have a common theme: Change. For example, coming of age and the transition to adulthood, a changed point of view or a change of social status. Johannes Nyholm’s Koko-di Koko-da addresses the theme of …

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Spain / During the European Film Forum in San Sebastian, co-finance, co-production and co-distribution are all discussed

Organized in collaboration with Creative Europe MEDIA, the European Film Forum tackled various issues during the San Sebastian Festival. The main theme was “New Models of Cooperation in the Broadcasting Industry”. “We want to talk about new ways of production, financing and distribution, so that film professionals can keep developing their projects with the strongest …

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Italia / The Naples Film Festival: a wide-ranging programme

The 21st Naples Film Festival was held from September 23rd to October 1st.In the Europe / Mediterranean section several new talents emerged: – Italian director Fabio Massa with Mai per Semper (a dramatic story about friendship and love, the struggle between good and evil)– Croatian director Barbara Vekaric with Aleksi (the story of a girl …

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