Egypt / Mr. Purple and the freedom to choose

Mr. Purple is a short Egyptian animated film directed by Osama Abu Zaid, produced by Ahmed Abdel Rahim, with music by Hany Shenouda and the voice of Ramy Hussein. Trailer The film explores the concept of freedom of choice. The director emphasizes the need for diversity and its impact on our lives. The story is …

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Malta / Go invests in wireless television

During June the Maltese telecommunications company Go announced it had invested more than €6 million to revolutionize Maltese television. The company has introduced a wireless television service which requires no professional installation, set-top box, or cable. To receive the service, customers need only pay a subscription fee. In each household any number of devices can …

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Spain / Green light for Buendía Estudios

On June 17th the European Commission approved the launch of Buendía Estudios. This content creation and production company came out of an agreement between Telefónica (Spanish telecommunications company) and Atresmedia (Spanish audiovisual group which owns the Antena 3 channel). The new company will create original audiovisual content in Spanish for international distribution. Buendía Estudios has …

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Montenegro / CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator at Cannes

CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator is a training programme for women directors and producers from South East Europe. The organization was given considerable visibility during the recent Docs-in-Progress at Cannes Docs, when four projects by former CIRCLE trainees were selected for the Cannes Film Market Online. CIRCLE Women is organized by two Serbian companies, Wake Up …

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Turkey / Results from the International Migration Film Festival

From June 14th to 21st Turkey hosted the International Migration Film Festival, although due to the health situation this year’s event took place online. Over fifty films were screened and hundreds of film-makers, members of the press and participants were able to meet remotely. More than 30 million people viewed the films on the Festival …

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Spain / Financial grants in Catalonia by the ICEC

In June the Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals (ICEC – Catalan Institute of Cultural Enterprises) launched a new funding system to stimulate international co-productions. They are looking for projects which have at least 40% of their budget provided by an international producer and another part covered by a Catalan partner. However the percentage covered …

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Morocco / Filming starts agains

In a statement the CCM (Centre Cinématographique Marocain) announced that the authorities have lifted the restrictions on audiovisual and film-making activities so that filming can now resume. At the end of June the CCM published a guide on the health guidelines to follow. To make this return to work successful there are strict rules to …

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