France/ Award Winners of the 41st Cinemed

Cinemed, the Montpellier Festival of Mediterranean Films, closed on October 26th. This year’s president was the Mayor of Palermo, Leoluca Orlando, and the guest of honour director André Téchiné. The festival included many discussions, retrospectives and discoveries. The awards ceremony began with a preview of Dominik Moll’s film Seule les Bêtes. This year the Antigone …

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Romania/ 26th Astra Film Festival

The twenty-sixth Astra Film Festival was held in Sibiu, Transylvania, from October 14th to 20th. The award for Best Romanian Documentary went to Alex Brendea for Teach (80min). In his first film as a director, this young documentary maker implicitly criticises the Romanian education system: he follows a maths teacher, Dorin Ioniţӑ, who has rejected …

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Tunisia/ Second Mediterranean Festival of First Documentaries

The second Mediterranean Festival of First Documentaries will be held in Tunis between December 25 th and 28 th . Organized by the Association du Cinéma Documentaire Tunisien, the festival aims to show-case talented young film-makers from the Mediterranean region by screening twenty-four documentaries from thirteen countries, all available free during the three-day festival. With …

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