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France / Candidate call for FIGRA’s Coup de Pouce

Entries are now open for the pre-selection of the FIGRA 2018 Coup de Pouce Award. Directors with a project for a 2nd film (documentary or TV report) are invited to send in their application. FIGRA (Festival International du Grand Reportage d’Actualité et du Documentaire de Société) is preparing its 25th session, next year from March …

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Spain / Medimed hosts the future of Euro-Mediterranean documentary

The 18th Medimed, the Euro-Mediterranean documentary market, will be held in Sitges, Catalonia from October 12th to 15th. As every year, Medimed’s programming focuses on pitching sessions, in which directors and producers present their documentary film projects to a panel of buyers, broadcasters and distributors. 29 projects from 16 countries in Europe and the southern …

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Italy / The winners of the 69th Prix Italia

Last weekend the 69th Prix Italia, organised by Rai (Radiotelevisione italiana), presented its awards to fifteen radio and television programmes from across the world. The Italia Prize picks out the most creative work on television, radio and the web, and among this year’s winners are two French programmes: De guerre en fils, a 6 × …

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France / A new documentary slot on France 2

At a press conference on September 26th, France’s leading public channel announced its documentary programming will be strengthened for the 2017/2018 season. 6 documentaries are already scheduled for prime-time broadcast on France 2 this year: they include wild-life (“Le plus bel ami de l’homme”, “Planète bleue” and “La vie secrète des animaux du village”), history …

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Italy / A new DG for Telecom Italia

Having joined Telecom Italia in July, Amos Genish was appointed to the company’s general management team in late September. Genish’ career has taken him from the Israeli army, where he served as captain, to the management of Vivo, a Brazilian subsidiary of the Spanish Telefonica group. In January this year he joined the French giant …

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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 / First scenes in the can for Mario Martone’s new film

On August 21st Mario Martone (“L’amour meurtri”, “Frères d’Italie”) began shooting his seventh full-length feature “Capri – Batterie”. Filming is scheduled to last eight weeks, split between the island of Capri and the Cilento region in Italy, south of Salerno, where in 2010 the Neapolitan director shot “Frères d’Italie”. The screenplay for his new film …

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