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News about audiovisuel in MAGHREB Region

Tunisia / Creation of Doc House, a structure for documentaries in Tunisia

Soumaya Bouallegui

Doc House, an independent organisation for encouraging and promoting documentaries in Tunisia and North Africa, was opened at the end of October by a group of Tunisian directors and academicians. Soumaya Bouallegui, a film director and Doc House’ executive director, said the goal is to encourage both the distribution of documentaries and networking among professionals. …

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Tunisia / Check out the winners of the Carthage Film Festival

Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage

Carthage Film Festival closed on November 10th in Tunis. The Tunisian film Fatwa, directed by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud and co-produced by the Dardenne brothers, won the festival’s most prestigious award, the Golden Tanit for a Feature Film. 13 films competed in the official competition. Fatwa also won Best Actor Award for Ahmed Hafiane’s performance. The …

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Tunisia / 4th “Cinéma au Musée”

The fourth “Cinéma au Musée” took place between September 13th to 16th at the Archaeological Museum in Sousse. Tunisian and foreign films were screened, with audiences able to enjoy them for free. The festival is run by Mohamed Challouf, chairman of “Afrique-Méditerranée”. The Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image is one of the event’s …

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Tunisia / Preserving film archives a key issue at a symposia in Hergla

cinéma hergla

For the past 13 years a cultural association, Afrique Méditerranée, has organised an annual film conference in the small coastal town of Hergla. This year it was held from August 25th to 28th, and at one of the round tables the association presented representatives of Tunisian broadcasting with guide-lines on how to preserve the country’s …

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Morocco / A 6th former creates the Moroccan Youth Film Festival

moroccan youth film festival

Farouk Essalhi, a 17-year-old high school student, and four of his classmates have created the Moroccan Youth Film Festival, which will be held at Rabat’s Renaissance Cinema on September 29th. In only three months the founder-organisers have managed to attract 700 participants from 74 countries. The jury will be chaired by Moroccan director and comic …

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Tunisia / Mohamed Lassaad Dahech to run Télévision Tunisienne

photo M. Lassad Dahech

Last July the head of the Tunisian government, Youssef Chahed, proposed three candidates for the post of chairman and CEO of the Établissement de la Télévision Tunisienne (ETT): Lassaad Dahech, Mahmoud Bounab and Khaled Njah. The Haute autorité indépendante de la communication audiovisuelle (HAICA) then reviewed each candidate’s files and interviewed them individually. As a …

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Morocco / 10th Fidadoc in Agadir

The 10th Fidadoc (Agadir Documentary Festival) was held from June 19th to 23rd. Created by producer Nouzha Drissi, the festival aims to revive the documentary genre in Morocco and promote it across the Kingdom, North and West Africa. The Franco-Moroccan director Hicham Falah is now in charge of the festival, he told the newspaper Le …

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