TURKEY AZERBAIJAN / Turkey and Azerbaijan sign cinema and audiovisual cooperation agreement

Accord Turquie Azerbaïdjan

Representatives from Turkey and Azerbaijan met in Ankara to agree on a series of agreements and strengthen their bilateral cultural cooperation. Azerbaijani Minister of Culture Anar Karimov and Turkey’s Minister of International Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu praised the unity of their countries. Their cultural alliance will ensure “the promotion of the translation and publication of modern …

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ALGERIA / Candidate call for the 2021 Ali-Maâchi Award

Prix Ali Maâchi 2021

The candidate call for the 2021 President’s Award for Young Creators, Ali-Maâchi, has been launched by the Algerian Ministry of Culture and Art. Young writers and artists from various artistic fields are asked to participate. The award is open to writers, musicians and composers, actors, choreographers and dancers, visual artists and film-makers between the ages …

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TURKEY / After “The Ottoman” more Turkish series soon available in the Arab world

Kurulus Osman

The Arab streaming platform Noor Play has bought the rights to the Turkish series “Kuruluş: Osman” (The Ottoman) for distribution in Arab countries. Noor Play promises that more Turkish productions will be available on its platform.“Kuruluş Osman” is about Osman Gazi, founder of the Ottoman Empire, and is the sequel to an earlier series about …

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PORTUGAL / “Contado por mulheres”, filming starts for ten films made by ten well-known women directors

Contado por Mulheres

“Contado por mulheres” (Told By Women) is a series of ten Portuguese literary works adapted as films for television by ten female film-makers. Ten stories to make people weep, laugh and talk about the tragedies of the past and challenges of today. The films will be shot between April and August in ten towns in …

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LEBANON / “Sarde After Dinner”, the podcast to discuss the situation in Lebanon without taboos

Sarde After Dinner

“Sarde After Dinner” is the Lebanese podcast that dares. Its two creators discuss the important issues tearing the Lebanon apart with unprecedented freedom of expression. The idea came out of a meeting between audiovisual enthusiast Mouin Jaber and Médéa Azouri, a columnist for the Lebanese daily L’Orient le Jour, and their shared desire to reach out …

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ITALY / This year’s Integrazione Film Festival

IFF 2021

The 15th Bergamo film festival – the Integrazione Film Festival (IFF) – is being held from April 7th to 11th. Organized by Ruah, a social cooperative, in collaboration with Lab 80 Film, this year’s IFF will be streamed and, if the context permits, shown live at Bergamo’s Auditorium. It’s an international competition for short films and documentaries …

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MOROCCO SYRIA / Three films from Morocco and Syria sweep the board at the Oued-Noun Festival

Festival du Cinéma de Oued-Noun

The 9th Oued-Noun Film Festival was organized online from February 26th to 28th. Usually it takes place in southern Morocco, on the edge of the Sahara in the city of Guelgim. This year’s jury was chaired by Laurine Bauby, a French actress and director, accompanied by Moroccan actress Latefa Ahrar and Tunisian academic Wassim Korbi. The 3 …

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