Category: MACHREK

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

Lebanon / 13th Lebanese Film Festival

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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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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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