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News about audiovisuel in MAGHREB Region

Morocco / First Fez International Film Festival

The first Fez International Film Festival (FIFF), initiated by an association of the same name, will be held from November 13th to 17th. The organisers’ aim is to strengthen the town’s cultural identity and promote the Moroccan film industry as a whole. They hope it will “help boost the production, making and promotion of national …

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Tunisia / International success for Moufida Fedhila’s film “Aya”

Aya

Moufida Fedhila’s “Aya” is having a brilliant career in festivals. So far this year the film has won the Tanit d’Or at Carthage, the audience prize at the Noisy-le-sec festival of Franco-Arab film, the jury prize at the “Cinéma du monde” festival in Paris and the Gold FIFOG in Geneva. It has now been selected …

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Algeria / EPTV invests nearly 2 million euros in making programmes for Ramadan 2018

For the third consecutive year, Algerian television has decided to broadcast its own productions during Ramadan rather than buying foreign programmes. Tewfik Khelladi, EPTV’s Director General, announced that 18 home-grown programmes will be broadcast during Ramadan 2018, with a budget of 250 million Algerian dinars (about 1.8 million euros). To produce that many programmes while …

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Tunisia / A day dedicated to Tunisia during FIFOG

The 13th Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève (FIFOG) ran from April 21st to 29th. During the event the organisers devoted a day to the Tunisian embassy’s cultural activity in Switzerland. This was marked by the screening-discussion of two Tunisian films in the FIFOG competition: Elyes Baccar’s “Tunis By Night”, in the presence of …

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Morocco / 2M launches a competition to reward less sexist advertising

2M’s Parity and Diversity Committee is trying to reduce clichés and fight stereotypes. Since its creation in 2013 many projects promoting the status of women have been started. In 2015 a study day on the way women are perceived in Moroccan media highlighted the importance of advertising in the perpetuation of stereotypes. The committee then …

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Tunisia / Series of screenings to celebrate the work of Mohamed Malas

Mohammed Malas

Between April 17th to 22nd the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image and the Cinémathèque tunisienne organised a series of screenings called “Preservation of the work of Mohamed Malas”. Born in 1945, this well-known Syrian director graduated from the Ecole normale at Damascus. He began his film career in the 1970s in Russia. In …

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Tunisia / 3rd Gabès Film Festival

gabes festival

The 3rd Gabès Film Festival was held from April 20th to 26th. Its goal: to revive the city’s film culture. It took place in the Agora Gabès, a new cultural space inaugurated for the event. Festival chairman Mahmoud Jemni emphasised that the festival’s scope has broadened since the “Gabès Arab Festival” became the “Gabès Film …

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