TUNISIA / The 35th FIFAK postponed again to August 14th 2021

35e FIFAK

The 35th Festival International du Film Amateur de Kélibia (FIFAK), which was first going to take place last year, then this year from August 7th to 14th, has had to be postponed yet again. Organized by the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image (CNCI) and the Fédération Tunisienne des Cinéastes Amateurs (FTCA), Tunisia’s oldest film festival – created in 1964 – …

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JORDAN / A 90-second film denounces eviction of Palestinian families

Omar Rammal

In 90 seconds, young Palestinian director Omar Rammal recounts 73 years of Israeli occupation and eviction of Palestinian families. 90 seconds of distress, during which a Palestinian family’s candid testimonies, with each member showing us their favourite place in their home, are set against the violence of Israeli settlers who, at the same time, are …

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MOROCCO / End of sitcoms on public television

SNRT

The chair of the Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de la Télévision (SNRT), Fayçal Laâraïchi, announced to the Moroccan Parliament that by 2024, public Moroccan television would no longer be showing sitcoms. The CEO of SNRT added that the measure would “offer Moroccans new ways of viewing broadcast content, in order to meet their expectations.” Sitcoms would …

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SWITZERLAND / Lebanon guest of honour of the 16th International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva

16e Fifog

The International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva (Fifog) honours Lebanon for its 16th edition, which runs from June 21st to 27th. Lebanese writer, journalist and activist Joumana Haddad will be honorary president. “Hope … a little, a lot, passionately” The central theme of this year’s rich programme is hope. There are two competitions, one for features, another …

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TUNISIA / Registration for the 32nd Carthage Cinematographic Days open until August 15th

32e JCC

Created in 1966, the 32nd Carthage Cinematographic Days (JCC) is scheduled from October 30th to November 6th, 2021 in Tunis. The call for applications is open for short and feature-length dramas, animation and documentary films from Africa and the Arab world. 13 Tanits, the JCC awards, will go to the best films and best actors in the competition. …

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UNITED KINGDOM / SAFAR Film Festival, the only festival solely for Arab cinema, is back after the pandemic

SAFAR

Organized and founded in 2012 by the Arab British Centre, SAFAR Film Festival is the only UK film festival dedicated to the Arab world. This year’s hybrid edition, running from July 11th to 17th, is organized around the theme of “generational encounters in Arab cinema”, through contemporary and classic films about the emerging generation, family disparities …

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FRANCE / The 33rd International URTI Radio Grand Prix launches its call for candidates

URTI Radio Grand Prix

The Union Radiophonique et Télévisuelle Internationale (URTI) has launched its 33rd annual competition for the International Radio Grand Prix. This year’s theme: “the question of gender in tomorrow’s world”. The application deadline is September 1st 2021. Participation in the URTI Grand Prix is open to all international public and private radio organizations as well as associations and institutions working in …

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