Category: MACHREK

News about audiovisual in MACHERK region (Egypt, Palestinian Territories, Syria, Libanon)

Lebanon / Applications open for the 2nd FFFMED

The second Films Femmes Francophones | Méditerranée will be held from November 4th to 11th 2019 in the Jounieh region of the Lebanon. It is organized by Bande à Part Productions, in partnership with the Lebanon’s French Institute, Jounieh’s French Institute and the NDU International Film Festival. Specifically for feature-length dramas, FFFMED is a week-long …

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Lebanon / Beirut DC unveils its Funding Guide for Arab Producers

The Funding Guide for Arab Producers lists information on all the international funds and industry platforms to which Arab producers can apply for their film projects. It includes funds and markets in Europe and the United States which encourage co-productions with Arab countries. With regard to Arab national funds and platforms, the guide lists only …

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Cyprus / “Jiu Jitsu”, first international production entirely shot in Cyprus

In June Cyprus will be the location for a science-fiction martial arts film, Jiu Jitsu. Directed by Dimitri Logothetis, the film is the first American production to take advantage of the Cypriot financial incentives set up last October. Based on a 2017 comic book of the same name by Dimitri Logothetis and Jim McGrath, the …

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Syria / “Still Recording” shows everyday life in the Syrian war

Saaed Al Batal and Ghiath Ayoub’s documentary, Still Recording was released in French cinemas on March 27th. Filmed over four years, the film shows us daily life during Syria’s war, seen through the eyes of young Syrians, . Saeed, an engineering student in Damascus, lives in Douma, eastern Ghouta, 20 kilometers from the Syrian capital. …

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Lebanon / Look back at the 2nd Beirut International Women Film Festival

Organized by the Beirut Film Society, the festival of women film-makers took place in the Lebanese capital from March 10th to 15th. During the opening night at the Casino du Liban, a tribute was paid to Lebanese actress Waffa Tarabay, a talented artist with a distinguished career in Lebanese films, television and theatre. During the …

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Lebanon / Nadine Labaki’s “Capharnaüm” nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film

On January 22nd the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the films nominated for this year’s Oscar ceremony, to be held in Los Angeles on February 24th. Capharnaüm, directed by Lebanese film-maker Nadine Labaki, is one of five films nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. It will be in competition against Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s …

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Jordan / 7 new projects selected by MedFilm4all

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Last September MedFilm4all launched its second call for projects, and received 58 proposals. Of these, 7 were chosen by the selection committee, which met in Amman from November 19th to 22nd. The chosen projects are: – “A perfect presence for films about gender in remote areas” submitted by the Jordanian Commission for Democratic Culture (Jordan) …

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