France / 36th Arte Mare – a festival of Mediterranean film in Bastia

Arte mare

Corsica’s oldest film festival took place in Bastia from October 6th to 13th. It highlights Mediterranean talent, while this year focussing particularly on film soundtracks. Spectators were able to meet composers and musicians such as Bruno Coulais, Serge Perathoner and Anne Gravoin. The festivities began with a pre-release screening of Les Invisibles, the second feature …

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Spain / Medimed – the Euro-Mediterranean documentary market

Medimed

The 19th Medimed, the Euro-Mediterranean documentary market, was held from October 11th to 14th in Sitges, south of Barcelona. Organized by Apimed, the Association Internationale des Producteurs Indépendants de la Méditerranée, Medimed is aimed at independent producers and directors who have a documentary project they want to develop, with particular emphasis on projects which take …

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France / CINEMED – 40th Festival of Mediterranean Cinema in Montpellier

Cinemed

Cinemed, the Festival of Mediterranean Film in Montpellier, will celebrate its 40th anniversary from October 19th to 27th, chaired by Marseille director Robert Guédiguian, who will also be the subject of a retrospective. The festival will open with the screening of the first two episodes of the TV series Il Miracolo, as yet unseen in …

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Cyprus-Italy / A festival of Italian films in Cyprus

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In collaboration with the Italian production company IMAGO, the Italian Embassy in Cyprus organized an Italian Film Festival in Nicosia and Limasol from September 19th to 25th. The event was made possible by a special grant from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of a bilateral agreement with Cyprus. The event opened with …

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France / Foreign sales record for French audiovisual programmes

tv france international

Foreign sales of French broadcasting programmes achieved a record high in 2017, according to the joint report of the Centre National du Cinéma and TV France International published on September 6th. The total value of foreign sales was €205.2m, an increase of more than €16 million on last year’s figures. TV France International’s chairman, Hervé …

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United Kingdom / 4th SAFAR Film Festival

safar film festival

For the fourth consecutive year, the UK’s only festival exclusively for Arab films was held in London from September 13th to 18th. This year audiences discovered many films which have never been shown outside the Middle East. The screenings took place at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and the French Institute. This year’s theme was …

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Lebanon / 13th Lebanese Film Festival

LFF 2018

The 13th Lebanese Film Festival was held from September 17th to 21st in Beirut Souks, Cinemacity. Many of those active on the country’s film festival circuit were there, Carol Mezher, for example, director of Films Femmes Francophones Méditerranée, who is collaborating with the Festival this year. She insisted that, for its 13th edition, the Festival …

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