Italy / Rai prepares an international channel in English

The new five-year services contract signed between Rai (public broadcaster) and the Italian Ministry of Economic Development provides for an English-language channel which should go on air soon. At some point in 2018 this channel will broadcast 24 hours a day, offering news, documentaries, films, series and live sports events – all entirely in English. …

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France / The Italian film “Manuel” a major success at Cinémed

Dario Albertini’s Manuel won three awards at the 39th Cinémed, the festival of Mediterranean cinema in Montpellier, which ended on October 28th. The jury, chaired by French actress and director Aure Atika, awarded the Golden Antigone to this social drama directed by former documentary-maker Dario Albertini and produced by Bibi Films and Timvision. Manuel is …

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Tunisia / The Tunisian Cinémathèque will be inaugurated in March 2018

The opening of the Cinémathèque Tunisienne was made official on November 7th in Tunis, during the 28th Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage (JCC). Last June, director and documentary artist Hichem Ben Ammar (J’en ai vu des étoiles, 2006 ; Un conte de faits, 2010) was appointed by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs to complete the project and …

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Tunisia / New directors for the channels Wataniya 1 and 2

On October 25th Télévision Tunisienne’s acting CEO, Majid Mraihi, announced changes at the top of the country’s two leading public channels, Wataniya 1 and 2. Awatef Dali takes over from Iheb Chaouch as director of Wataniya 1, while Imed Barboura is appointed head of Wataniya 2, replacing Chadia Boukdhir. A graduate in international economic relations, …

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Spain / The government wants to take control of the media in Catalonia

Having activated Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution on Saturday October 21st, suspending Catalonia’s autonomy, Madrid now wants to place the Catalan public broadcasters under state supervision, including the television channel TV3. This measure would allow the Madrid government to put new leaders in place at TV3 and dismiss those currently in office. In a …

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Italy / A reportage by Envoyé Spécial wins an award at Bologna

The 11th Terra di Tutti festival, held in Bologna between October 13th and 15th, presented awards to several French documentaries and television reports. Focussing on social cinema, Terra di Tutti this year offered 35 documentaries and TV reports from around the world, including twenty in competition. In a selection strongly influenced by the twin themes …

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Spain / The winner of the 2017 Mostra Viva del Mediterrani

This year’s Mostra Viva del Mediterrani ended on October 15th. Four awards were given to Mediterranean-based directors. Agnès Varda and JR’s Visages, Villages wins the Best Feature Film Award. This French documentary is a road trip across rural France, with the two directors talking to people outside the major towns. The Best Short Film Award …

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