Category: MIDDLE EAST

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

Lebanon / Death of the director Jocelyne Saab

The Lebanese artist Jocelyne Saab died on January 7th in Paris. She was 70. Born in Beirut in April 1948, she studied economics in Paris. Back in Beirut, her career as a journalist began when she was hired by writer Etel Adnan to work on the newspaper Al Safa. She worked a lot as a …

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Turkey / 11th TRT International Documentary Awards

TRT Awards

Turkish Public Television (TRT) has announced its 11th International Documentary Awards. Supporting both amateur and professional documentary film-makers, the festival helps develop the documentary genre. It also gives audiences the chance to see high quality international documentaries. The festival’s long term aim is to become an event where film-makers from all over the world come …

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Turkey / Serdar Karagoz joins Turkish public television

Serdar Karagoz

On October 15th Ibrahim Eren,  General Manager of Turkey’s state-run broadcaster TRT, appointed Serdar Karagoz as editor-in-chief of the International News Channels – TRT World and TRT Arabic. This appointment is part of a restructuring of Turkish public television. Serdar Karagoz is a Political Science graduate of Istanbul’s Bilgi University. He also has a master’s …

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Turkey / A film festival at Ayvalık organised by Başka Sinema

ayvalik film festival

To celebrate its fifth anniversary, Başka Sinema, a Turkish independent film distributor, is organising a festival on the Aegean coast from October 5th to 10th. The festival director is Azize Tan, who has run the distribution company since 2016. He has also supervised the Istanbul Film Festival for almost ten years. There will be public …

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Turkey / Candidate calls open for the 6th International Bosphorus Festival

The 6th International Bosphorus Festival has launched its call for applicants, and this will remain open until August 17th. The festival will run from October 26th to November 3rd. Organized by the Bosphorus Film Association and the Istanbul Media Academy, it is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Communication is handled by the …

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Turkey/ 13th “Meetings on the Bridge”, a network and co-production platform

meetings on the bridge

The 37th Istanbul Film Festival ran from April 6th to 17th. As part of it there was a showcase for film projects being developed in Turkey and neighbouring countries, “Meetings on the Bridge”. The aim is to bring together directors and producers from these countries so they can share their projects and possibly collaborate on …

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Lebanon / Launch of “Girls for change” project

drapeau liban

A project called “Girls for Change” was inaugurated in Beirut on March 29th. Created by Sam Lahloud, founding chairman of the Beirut Film Society, the project is supported by Unicef, ​​in partnership with Canon and the International Film Festival of Notre Dame University. Having set up the Beirut Women’s Film Festival, Sam Lahloud has created …

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