Category: MACHREK

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

Lebanon / A poster competition for the next Beirut Art Film Festival

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This year, the Beirut Art Film Festival will take place in two stages: the BAFF Intramuros from November 20th to 25th and the BAFF Extramuros, at the campuses of partner universities, in schools and regional cultural centres across the country from November 1st to 30th. During a ceremony in the festival’s offices, the BAFF 2018 …

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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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Jordan / Awareness about the crisis in Syria through documentaries

On Monday April 2nd 11 short documentaries, called collectively “Syrian Stories”, were screened at Amman’s Rainbow Theatre. The anthology is the product of a series of workshops held last year in Amman, Beirut and Istanbul, organised by the British Consulate, the Scottish Documentary Institute and Bidayyat, a Syrian organisation for Syrian film-makers outside Syria. 35 …

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Jordan / Cinema comes to detention centres

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On February 13th the Royal Film Commission and the Public Security Directorate, represented by the director of Correctional and Rehabilitation Centres, signed a Memorandum of Understanding allowing prisoners to have access to film screenings. The project is called “Cinema for All”. Films will be shown in all the Kingdom’s penitential centres, with the exception of …

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The OPEN Media Hub launches a production support programme

OPEN Media Hub has launched a call for “expressions of interest for production support”, a programme to enable television and on-line journalists in countries bordering the European Union (EU), and in particular in the eight countries of the southern Mediterranean shore, to create content related to the European Union. This call is for short film …

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Egypt / Applications open for the Mediterranean Journalist Awards

The Anna Lindh Foundation for dialogue between cultures is inviting submissions for the 10th Mediterranean Journalist Awards. Each year the Mediterranean Journalist Awards reward the work of journalists who “tackle inter-cultural problems between and within Euro-Mediterranean societies”. This competition is open to all journalists from the written press, television, radio and on-line media, from one …

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Egypt / The Competition Authority judges beIN Sports “illegal”

The Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) has dealt a blow to beIN Sports, the Qatari bouquet of sports channels, by annulling its contract with the Egyptian operator Cable Network Egypt. According to the ECA’s decision, made public on July 12th, beIN Sports may have “violated Article 8 of the Law on the Protection of Competition by …

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