MIDDLE EAST

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

Belgium / Brussels honours Mediterranean cinema

The Brussels Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen, or “Med” for the initiated, celebrates its 17th edition from December 1st to 8th.   70 films of every kind and from many countries will be offered in this year’s selection, including 9 being shown for the first time. This year more than ever “Med” honours women, whether through …

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PriMed proud to present Manon Loizeau’s film “Syrie, le cri étouffé”.

As part of the 21st PriMed, Manon Loizeau was at Marseille’s Bibliothèque de l’Alcazar on Thursday November 23rd to present her film. The Centre Méditerranéen de la Communication Audiovisuelle (CMCA), the festival organizer, is proud to have shown this heart-rending documentary about a situation as intolerable as it is revolting. The PriMed jury awarded it …

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France / The Italian film “Manuel” a major success at Cinémed

Dario Albertini’s Manuel won three awards at the 39th Cinémed, the festival of Mediterranean cinema in Montpellier, which ended on October 28th. The jury, chaired by French actress and director Aure Atika, awarded the Golden Antigone to this social drama directed by former documentary-maker Dario Albertini and produced by Bibi Films and Timvision. Manuel is …

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Israel / The government discusses the possibility of closing public television

Five months after reopening the Israeli public broadcasting service, currently known as Kan, Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu has said he wants to dismantle it once and for all. The Israeli press reported the content of a discussion between Netanyahu and his ministers at a coalition party meeting on October 15th. Interior Minister Aryeh Deri apparently …

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The OPEN Media Hub launches a production support programme

OPEN Media Hub has launched a call for “expressions of interest for production support”, a programme to enable television and on-line journalists in countries bordering the European Union (EU), and in particular in the eight countries of the southern Mediterranean shore, to create content related to the European Union. This call is for short film …

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Italy / Sofia Djama’s “Les Bienheureux” wins awards at Venice

The first full-length feature by Algerian director Sofia Djama, presented in the Orizzonti section at the 74th Venice International Film Festival (August 30th – September 9th), was well received and won three awards. The Orizzonti jury, chaired by Italian director Gianni Amelio, awarded its Best Actress Award to Lyna Khoudri, who features alongside Sami Bouajila …

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Italy / The 12th Sole Luna Festival announces its awards

The 12th Sole Luna Festival, purely for documentaries, came to an end with the awards ceremony on July 9th in Palermo. 23 feature-length documentaries and 8 short ones took part in the festival this year in the 3 official competitions. Among them, Nima Sarvestani’s “Prison sisters” (Sweden / Iran) won over the international jury and …

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