Category: MACHREK

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

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

MedFilm4all

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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Lebanon / 12th NDU International Film Festival

NDU FILM FESTIVAL

The 12th International Film Festival of NDU University took place from November 25th to December 2nd. Located 12 kilometres north of Beirut, in Zouk Mosbeh, and founded in 2007, this festival of short films remained faithful to its original theme: “The power of youth” – promoting young directors by showing their films to a wider …

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Lebanon / Beirut Art Film Festival

Beirut Art Film Festival

The Beirut Art Film Festival (BAFF) will run throughout November in different parts of the Lebanon, and from November 20th to 25th in Beirut itself. For its fourth year this non-competitive event has chosen the theme of “Tomorrow”, marking its commitment to Lebanese youth and the protection of the environment by looking to the future. …

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Lebanon / 13th Lebanese Film Festival

LFF 2018

The 13th Lebanese Film Festival was held from September 17th to 21st in Beirut Souks, Cinemacity. Many of those active on the country’s film festival circuit were there, Carol Mezher, for example, director of Films Femmes Francophones Méditerranée, who is collaborating with the Festival this year. She insisted that, for its 13th edition, the Festival …

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Jordan / 30th European Film Festival in Amman

The European Film Festival is taking place in the Jordanian capital from September 19th to 29th. Created by the European Union, in partnership with the Jordanian Royal Film Commission, the Ministry of Culture and the Tourist Board, together with the Municipality of Amman, the festival will be screening 19 European films. Also on the programme …

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Jordan / 24th Franco-Arab Film Festival

The 24th Franco-Arab Film Festival was held from June 24th to July 1st in Amman. 11 films from the Middle East (Iraq, Jordan, Palestine) and North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia) were screened, as well as some French films. This year the themes were migration, justice and freedom. The festival is organized by the Institut …

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