Category: FESTIVALS

News about Festivals in Mediterranean

France / Ajaccio’s second festival of films from North Africa

Organized by the People’s Association of Tunisians in Corsica and Friends, the second festival of “Cinéma du Mahgreb” is being held in Ajaccio from May 12th to 20th. The 24 scheduled films focus on different issues current in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco (Libya is not part of the festival this year): the status of women, …

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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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Tunisia / A day dedicated to Tunisia during FIFOG

The 13th Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève (FIFOG) ran from April 21st to 29th. During the event the organisers devoted a day to the Tunisian embassy’s cultural activity in Switzerland. This was marked by the screening-discussion of two Tunisian films in the FIFOG competition: Elyes Baccar’s “Tunis By Night”, in the presence of …

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Algeria / Algeria shines at the 19th Arab festival of television and radio

The 19th television and radio festival, organized by the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) in Tunis, was particularly generous to the Algerian public television company (EPTV) and the Algerian Radio (ENRS). They won six awards on April 31st in the presence of their CEO’s Tewfik Khelladi and Chaabane Lounakel. EPTV won first prize in the …

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Italy / 22nd “Cartoons on the Bay”

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For the second year running Turin hosted “Cartoons on the Bay”, an international festival of cross-media animation and children’s television from April 12th to 14th. The event was organized by Rai Com and sponsored by Rai, with the Piedmontese Region also very involved in the project. The festival programme this year was very varied – …

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Spain / 33rd Valencia International Film Festival

The 33rd Valencia International Film Festival will be held from June 22nd to 29th. Organized by the city’s cultural institute, the festival’s aim is to bring out emerging talents and be a showcase for international films made by young people. Nearly 1,000 films from more than 50 countries have been submitted for either the short …

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France / 20th Grasse Film Festival

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The Grasse Film Festival was held from April 17th to 20th. Of the nearly 750 films sent in from many countries, 7 short and 9 feature films were screened, including 5 having a first showing. The idea for the festival came in 1999 during a training course for high school students led by film critic …

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