Mediterranean / Dolce Fine Giornata, a story which questions European identity

In his latest film, Dolce Fine Giornata, Polish director and screenwriter Jacek Borcuch tackles many themes linked to current issues: the influence of the refugee crisis, the family and the limits of freedom. He brings these to life through the story of a poetess and grandmother, Maria Linde. She lives in the idyllic Tuscan countryside, …

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Tunisia / Evolution of the Tunisian film sector since 2014

The cultural and cinematographic sectors of the Tunisian economy are doing better and better. Between 2014 and the last quarter of 2019, the culture budget has almost doubled, to the benefit of the film industry. Over three years the CNCI has distributed €4,209,084 (13.2 million dinars) to 150 films in production. Tunisian-French co-productions have been …

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Spain / “Shooting in Spain” in Los Angeles

On November 7th and 8th Los Angeles hosted the first “Shooting in Spain” forum – an opportunity for professionals in the Spanish film industry to meet their American counter-parts. Those present included the Spanish Film Commission (SFC), the Secretary of State for Tourism (SETUR) and James Costos, former US Ambassador to Spain, as well as …

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Mediterranean / PriMed flies into Egypt and Italy for the Mediterranean Young People’s Award 2019

PriMed travels! A stopover in Egypt was the first stage of the 2019 Mediterranean Young People’s Award. PriMed went to Cairo, Alexandria and Port Said where 400 young people watched three selected films, discussed them, wrote their comments about them and finally voted for the one they thought best. An exercise designed to make them …

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France / Moments to look out for in the 23rd PriMed

On November 24th PRIMED returns – now in its 23rd year! PRIMED is the Mediterranean festival of documentary and news reporting, organized by the CMCA (Centre Méditerranéen de la Communication Audiovisuelle) in partnership with France Télévisions, RAI, ASBU and INA. It’s a week of more than 40 hours of free screenings, showing a selection of …

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Morocco / Filming “The Last Planet”

Last week marked the start of filming for The Last Planet, Terrence Malick’s latest film. It’s a hectic time for the director of The Tree of Life – on December 11th he launches A Hidden Life in French cinemas, following its success at Cannes in May. The production unit has been in Ouarzazate (Morocco) since …

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France / Reform of public broadcasting

In recent weeks there has been much discussion in the French media about the future of public broadcasting. The word reform has been used. A project presented on September 3rd by the Minister of Culture, Franck Riester, should be adopted in January 2020. It will create a new broadcasting landscape, out of which should emerge …

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