Montenegro / Eurimages supports the project “Melting of the Ruler”

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During its third project evaluation session, the Eurimages committee decided to support 24 feature-length films, including 4 documentaries and 3 animated films, for a total of €6,707,000. Among those chosen, director Ivan Salatić received €170,000 to develop his second feature, Melting of the Ruler. Combining several stories, Salatić’sfilm is set in 19thcentury Montenegro, at the …

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Spain / “As Neves”, Sonia Méndez’ first full-length feature

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Last December actress/director Sonia Méndez shot As Neves (As Snow), her first feature. The film is set in a remote village in Galicia as a group of teenagers are celebrating carnival. During the party, a pornographic video featuring one of the girls, Paula, is shared. Shattered, Paula runs off and disappears without a trace. While …

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Morocco / “Parmi nous” chosen at the Sundance Festival

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Franco-Moroccan director Sofia Alaoui’s first feature Parmi nous (English title: Animalia) will be taking part in the Sundance Film Festival’s international competition from January 19thto 29th. This is the second time a film by Ms. Alaoui has been shown at Sundance. In 2020 her short film Qu’importe si les bêtes meurent, received the Grand Jury …

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Croatia / ZagrebDox Pro: Dox of War opens its project call

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The call for projects for the next ZagrebDox Pro programme is open until January 31st. Entitled Dox of War, this year’s focus will be on documentaries dealing with war. Through a one-year online mentorship and a five-day workshop (March 27th-31st), ZagrebDox Pro offers film-makers with a documentary project the chance to develop their work with …

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Arab World / MAD Solutions launches MAD Crew Celebrity

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Production and distribution company MAD Solutions has launched MAD Crew Celebrity: a new division specializing in promoting the careers of directors, writers, producers as well as DP’s, costume designers, composers and editors. Modelled on their actors’ agency MAD Celebrity, this new off-shoot will be managed by Angie Skaik under the supervision of MAD Celebrity’s Executive …

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Jordan / Support for TV series with the “Project Market-Amman”

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On December 15th the Halaqat project, led by Jordan’s Royal Film Commission (RFC), wrapped up its mission in Amman with Project Market-Amman. The Halaqat project was launched back in October 2021, in partnership with the Drosos Foundation. It created an intensive programme to guide and support writer/director/producer teams developing Jordanian television series. For 12 months …

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Algeria / The ban on “Ben M’hidi” lifted

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Banned in Algerian cinemas four years ago, Ben M’Hidi has now been approved by the viewing committees of the Ministry of Culture and the Arts and the Ministry of Mujahideen and Rights Holders. Directed by Bachir Derrais and written by Mourad Bourboune, the film traces the life of Larbi Ben M’hidi, from his childhood in …

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