Category: FESTIVALS

News about Festivals in Mediterranean

Lebanon / 1st Festival du Film Libanais de France (FFLF)

The first French Festival of Lebanese Film (FFLF) will take place in Paris from October 7th to 11th. The Lincoln Cinema will host the event, if sanitary conditions permit. For this first year the festival’s sponsor is Franco-Lebanese film-maker, Philippe Aractingi. The opening night will be held at the Institut du Monde Arabe with many …

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Italy / Call for the #MedFilm Works In Progress

Created 26 years ago, Medfilm is Rome’s oldest film festival and the first specifically for Mediterranean films. Due to the current crisis, this year’s festival will be online and is scheduled to run from November 6th to 15th. In 2016 the organisers created #MedMeetings, and this year they are adding a workshop: #MedFilm Works In …

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Greece / Animasyros 13 becomes Phygital

Now in its 13th year, Animasyros is Greece’s largest and best-known international animation festival. This year’s event went Phygital – part of the programme was presented physically, on the island of Syros, but most of the films were also shown digitally on a platform dedicated to the event. This meant that from September 23rd to …

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Bosnia-Herzegovina / A Look Back at the AJB DOC

The third AJB DOC closed on September 15th. Specifically for television documentaries, this Sarajevo-based festival is organized by Al Jazeera Balkans. Many documentaries were screened online, among them Molly Stuart’s Objector, selected for the 2020 PriMed in the Mediterranean Issues category. This feature-length film won the main AJB DOC award. Special mention was given to …

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Greece / 2nd edition of GrecDoc

The European Festival of Greek Documentaries – GrecDoc – will take place in Paris (health conditions permitting) from September 18th to 20th. This year’s festival is sponsored by Rosviros Manthoulis. Michel Noll, the event’s founder and director, presents this second season: “This year, because of Covid 19, it is in the autumn and not the …

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Italy / Result of the 77th Venice Film Festival

On Saturday September 12th the 77th Venice Film Festival announced its list of award-winners: Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland (United States) won the Golden Lion, the Grand Jury Award went to Michel Franco’s Nuevo Orden (Mexico) and the Silver Lion to Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Sacrificed Lovers (Japan). Indian writer and director Chaitanya Tamhane received the Best Screenplay Award …

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Spain / Selection for the Mostra de València

The Mostra de València will open on October 22nd and end on November 1st. Once again the festival emphasises its commitment to show the best films made around the Mediterranean. The first films included in the competitive section have been announced: Zana by Antoneta Kastrati (Kosovo): The director uses elements of fantasy to reflect on …

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