MOROCCO / 21st Tetouan International Festival of Mediterranean Cinema

festival tétouan 2015The 21st Tetouan International Festival of Mediterranean Cinema will be held from March 28th to April 4th 2015.
This year there are sixty films from around the Mediterranean in the programme. Experienced film-makers and new talent will be present to promote their films. Palestinian, Syrian, Moroccan, Lebanese, Tunisian, Algerian, French, Spanish and Italian films addressing a variety of issues to do with the Mediterranean – for example occupation and exile, human rights and issues of identity and difference. Every screening will be followed by a discussion with the director, independent speakers and journalists. Tributes will be made to leading figures of Mediterranean cinema.
The screenings will be in several places: Avenida, Teatro espanol, the French Institute and the Maison de Culture. Screenings are planned in other areas of the Tangier and Tetouan region.
16 Mediterranean countries are invited to promote their films and compete in the 3 categories of the official competition (Feature films, shorts and documentaries).
On the sidelines of the Competition, cinema lovers will be able to watch new films as part of the Panorama programme. Landmark films in the history of Mediterranean Cinema will be presented in the Retrospective programme.
In addition to the screenings, the festival has concocted a rich, diverse cultural programme: a symposium on “Cinema and broadcasting media”; two round tables; the first “Cinema, City and Environment” (organized in partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development) and the second “Moroccan cinema and production challenges” in partnership with the Moroccan Chamber of Producers.
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