Category: MAGHREB

News about audiovisuel in MAGHREB Region

Algeria / Death of the Algerian producer Youcef Goucem

Youcef Goucem

Youcef Goucem, head of the production company GoFilm, succumbed to his injuries on January 24th at the Douera hospital in the suburbs of Algiers. Two and a half weeks earlier, on January 7th, the Algerian producer set fire to himself in the offices of the private television channel Dzair TV. According to a friend, director …

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Tunisia / Opening of the first Pathé multiplex in Tunis

The first Tunisian multiplex was inaugurated on December 22nd last year. Designed by the French company Pathé Gaumont, it is located in the northern part of Tunis, near the Tunis City shopping centre. The initial idea, in particular putting the cinema in the Tunis City complex, came from producer Wassim Béji, whose credits include Jalil …

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Morocco / More than 890 films shot in 2018

Tournage au Maroc

In Morocco, 894 filming authorisations were issued during 2018. This figure was announced in a press release from the Ministry of Culture and Communication on December 31st. The authorisations were for foreign television channels as well as Moroccan and international film productions. Morocco is particularly attractive for any international production which needs desert and urban …

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Morocco / Zoom on the FilmExport web-site

FilmExport

Created in 2016, the Moroccan web-site Filmexport.ma is a platform to promote Moroccan cinema in all its forms on an international scale. The web-site’s main aim is to give visibility to the increasing number of national productions. Indeed the Moroccan film industry is in good shape – Moroccan film production is growing, driven by a …

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Algeria / Salim Aggar appointed head of the Cinémathèque Algérienne

Salim Aggar

On December 12th Salim Aggar was appointed director of the Algerian cinematheque by the Minister of Culture Azzedine Mihoubi. A journalist, film critic and film director, Aggar takes over from Lyes Semian. The Minister of Culture reminded Algerians of the film library’s central purpose: to develop digital, to train technicians and to organise meetings between …

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Tunisia / 1st edition of The Mediterranean Documentary First Film Festival

Festival du Premier Film Documentaire

The Mediterranean Documentary First Film Festival took place at the Ibn Rachiq Maison de la Culture in Tunis from December 26th to 29th. The festival was created by Cinéma Documentaire Tunisien, a very active association promoting documentary cinema, also organizing DocuMed – Regards documentaires méditerranéens. This latter festival specialises in new documentaries from the countries …

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Malta / Launch of the Valletta Film Lab, a platform for the “small” countries

Valletta Film Lab

The Film Grain Foundation has announced the launch of a film development and professional training platform, the Valletta Film Lab. The Foundation, which organises the Valletta Film Festival, wants to strengthen Malta’s film culture by organising various events which promote films made on the island and bring film-makers together. The Valletta Film Lab will do …

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