Category: MIDDLE EAST

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

Turkey / Filming of “When I’m Done Dying” completed

The filming of When I’m Done Dying lasted 4 weeks and has just ended in Istanbul. Written and directed by the young Turkish filmmaker Nisan Dağ, the film is now being edited. The film is about a 19-year-old rapper — Fehmi — from a difficult suburb of Istanbul. Despite his talent, Fehmi’s addiction to drugs …

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Palestine / “Their Algeria” wins first prize at Docs-in-Progress

The Cannes Film Market’s Doc Corner gave its first award, called Docs-in-Progress and worth €10,000, to Their Algeria, a documentary by Lina Soualem, a Franco-Palestinian-Algerian actor/director. The award was announced on May 21st, DocDay. Their Algeria was chosen from 24 works-in-progress, presented by six countries: Palestine, Argentina, Canada, South Africa, Norway and Chile. On the …

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Israel / 130 films shown during the 21st Docaviv

The Docaviv festival is being held from May 23rd to June 1st in Tel Aviv. With 130 films and nearly 300 screenings scheduled, Docaviv is Israel’s largest festival specifically for documentaries. For its 21st edition, programming is geared particularly towards the dialogue between humans and nature. The festival, which takes over the Cinematheque and other …

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Jordan / Documentaries from PriMed 2018 screened at Amman

In collaboration with the Royal Jordan Film Commission the CMCA organised a series of screenings in Amman, Jordan. The documentaries were screened at the Rainbow Cinema – Jebel Amman from April 22nd to 25th starting at 7pm. This free event was organized as part of the PriMed festival promotion. Monday 22nd > 7pm MISSING FETINE …

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Cyprus / The 17th Cyprus Film Days in full swing!

The Cypriot festival opened on April 12th, and runs until April 20th at the Rialto Cinema in Limassol and the Zena Palace Cinema in Nicosia. Co-organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Cinema, Cyprus Film Days shows international and Cypriot feature films. The festival’s programming revolves around two main sections: “Glocal …

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Israel / Celebration of Italian films at Cinema Italia 2019

The 6th Cinema Italia festival was held from April 4th to 11th in 6 Israeli towns. For a week, the cinematheques in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Herzliva, Rosh Pina and Sderot welcomed the best of Italian cinema. The programme was in two sections: Contemporary Cinema and Heritage Cinema. The first category featured 10 films, including …

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Palestine – Israel – France / Only a few days left to help finance the documentary “Hakawati, les derniers conteurs”

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Directors Karim Dridi and Julien Gaertner have launched a call for participatory funding for their next documentary Hakawati, les derniers conteurs, on the platform Kiskissbankbank. If the amount reaches €10,000, that sum will be handed over to the production company Mirak Film to complete post-production and translate the dialogue from Arabic into French. The film …

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