Category: MAGHREB

News about audiovisuel in MAGHREB Region

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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Morocco / 1st Casablanca Arab Film Festival

Festival du Film Arabe de Casablanca

The first Casablanca Arab Film Festival was held from December 10th to 15th in the Ritz, Rialto and Rif cinemas. The festival offered Moroccan audiences a rich programme, with 8 films in competition and two broader overviews: one on Moroccan and the other on Arab films. In addition to screenings, the festival offered two master …

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Morocco / Marrakesh International Film Festival

Festival International de Cinéma de Marrakech

The 17th Marrakesh International Film Festival opened on November 30th at the Palais des Congrès with the screening of Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate. The director’s sixth feature is about the last years of Vincent Van Gogh’s life, performed by actor Willem Dafoe. After a year’s absence the festival made its comeback with many new …

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