Spain / The Arab and Mediterranean Film Festival of Catalonia launches its call for films

The 13th Arab and Mediterranean Film Festival of Catalonia will be held from November 7th to 17th 2019 in Barcelona. This year the films will no longer be presented according to their nationality, the section “Pais” (country) being replaced by “In perspective”. The new programming will look at various themes and help us see them …

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France / Focus on the CNC’s grants for international films

On April 4th the Institut Français and the Centre Nationale du Cinéma (CNC) organised a special evening to celebrate their funding system for international films, Aide aux cinémas du monde. Since these grants were initiated in 2012, 350 films from 90 countries have been helped. In the words of Frédérique Bredin, chair of the CNC, …

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France / Candidate call for an in-residence workshop “Perfectionnement de l’écriture d’un film court”

GREC (Groupe de recherches et d’essais cinématographique) is launching a call for applications for the in-residence workshop “Improving the writing of a short film”, organized in partnership with the Cinémathèque Gnidzaz in the southern French town of Martigues. This intensive 15-day programme will be held from June 27th to July 11th in Martigues. Twelve applicants …

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Italy / Many new things for the Integrazione Film Festival

The festival “C’è tempo per…l’integrazione” has changed its name for this 13th edition, and becomes the Integrazione Film Festival. Based in Bergamo and Sarnico (Italy), the festival programmes films about integration, identity and intercultural relations. Five days are devoted to these issues, with screenings and events taking place from Wednesday 10th  to Sunday 14th April. …

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France / TV5 Monde launches its new label “TV5 Monde webcréations”

On March 15th the French channel announced the launch of its new label for the development of original and exclusive digital content. TV5 Monde webcréations will produce short, creative formats, at the same time promoting young talents. The programmes are broadcast on the channel’s digital media and on social media. Targeting 15-35 year olds, the …

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Algeria / Lotfi Chriet appointed to run EPTV

On March 26th EPTV, the Algerian public television service (Entreprise Publique de Télévision), announced the appointment of Lotfi Chriet as director general. He replaces Tewfik Khelladi, who has been at the head of EPTV since 2012. Before joining Algerian television, he had been director of National Radio, having previously worked in the president’s communication department. …

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Italy / The Italian television market is rising, according to a report by the APA

Giancarlo Leone, chair of the Associazione produttori televisivi, presented a report on the Italian broadcasting industry during a study day for media professionals at Rome’s Ara Pacis Auditorium. The report, the first of its kind, is based on studies of broadcasting production by various research institutes such as E-Media or Geca Italia. It finds national …

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