LEBANON / 3rd edition of «Girls for Change » organised in Beirut

Girls for Change 2021

The Beirut Film Society (BFS) is organizing its 3rd training programme “Girls for Change”, to teach and empower 100 young women from refugee communities and Lebanese host communities. “Girls for Change” enables the young women to learn and use audiovisual skills to express their thoughts, emotions and hopes for the future. Launched in 2018 in …

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ITALY / The Covid crisis alters the country’s film festival industry

AFIC

The Associazione festival italiani di cinema (AFIC) has published the results of a survey conducted in 2020 showing how festivals across the country are changing. Of the 142 Italian film festivals participating in the study, “62% say they are considering a hybrid form for their next edition”. More than a third of festivals see this obligatory change …

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NORTH AFRICA / Special productions for Ramadan 2021

Ramadan 2021 2M

In Morocco and Algeria, Ramadan begins on April 14th and ends on May 12th. In Europe, Tunisia, Turkey, Egypt, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon the month of Ramadan in the year 1442 AH begins on Tuesday April 13th. The Muslim’s holy month is also the month with the highest audience figures for Arab television, thanks mainly to …

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TURKEY AZERBAIJAN / Turkey and Azerbaijan sign cinema and audiovisual cooperation agreement

Accord Turquie Azerbaïdjan

Representatives from Turkey and Azerbaijan met in Ankara to agree on a series of agreements and strengthen their bilateral cultural cooperation. Azerbaijani Minister of Culture Anar Karimov and Turkey’s Minister of International Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu praised the unity of their countries. Their cultural alliance will ensure “the promotion of the translation and publication of modern …

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ALGERIA / Candidate call for the 2021 Ali-Maâchi Award

Prix Ali Maâchi 2021

The candidate call for the 2021 President’s Award for Young Creators, Ali-Maâchi, has been launched by the Algerian Ministry of Culture and Art. Young writers and artists from various artistic fields are asked to participate. The award is open to writers, musicians and composers, actors, choreographers and dancers, visual artists and film-makers between the ages …

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TURKEY / After “The Ottoman” more Turkish series soon available in the Arab world

Kurulus Osman

The Arab streaming platform Noor Play has bought the rights to the Turkish series “Kuruluş: Osman” (The Ottoman) for distribution in Arab countries. Noor Play promises that more Turkish productions will be available on its platform.“Kuruluş Osman” is about Osman Gazi, founder of the Ottoman Empire, and is the sequel to an earlier series about …

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PORTUGAL / “Contado por mulheres”, filming starts for ten films made by ten well-known women directors

Contado por Mulheres

“Contado por mulheres” (Told By Women) is a series of ten Portuguese literary works adapted as films for television by ten female film-makers. Ten stories to make people weep, laugh and talk about the tragedies of the past and challenges of today. The films will be shot between April and August in ten towns in …

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