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France / June 9th launch for YEMA, a VOD platform for films from North-Africa and the Middle-East


A new video-on-demand platform for North African and Middle-Eastern films, YEMA, has  announced its official launch on June 9th. YEMA describes itself as “the first VOD platform for North African and Middle-Eastern films.”To promote films from these countries the platform carefully selects content: “Every month, in addition to a rich and eclectic catalogue, our team …

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France / Entries welcome for URTI’s documentary Grand Prix


URTI (Union Radiophonique et Télévisuelle Internationale) is the oldest international broadcasting organization and the only one with worldwide reach. Funded by UNESCO and all international broadcasting organizations, it celebrates this year its 41st International Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary – the Arman Trophy. Participation in the Grand Prix is free and open to all public …

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France – Italy / Metropolitan FilmExport buys the French rights for the Italian film “Diabolik”


Metropolitan FilmExport has bought the French distribution rights of the Italian film Diabolik. Adapted from the famous comic series of the same name, the Menetti brothers’ film was released in Italy last December. Directors Marco and Antonio Manetti chose L’arresto di Diabolik, the third adventure of the iconic character created in 1962 by the Giussani …

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France / The selection for the Cannes Festival has been announced

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On April 14th Thierry Frémaux, director of the Cannes Film Festival, announced the official selection of films for the 75th festival, scheduled for May 17th – 28th. This year 21 films are in the running for the Palme d’Or. Among the directors, the Romanian Cristian Mungiu, who has already won several awards at Cannes. In …

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Lebanon – France / Cooperation between INA and the Lebanese public broadcaster


On April 8th the Lebanese Ministry of Information, the French Embassy in Beirut, the management of Télé-Liban and France’s Institut national de l’audiovisuel (INA) signed a cooperation agreement to preserve the Lebanese broadcasting archives. This partnership, called “Safeguarding, digitizing and enhancing media heritage”, is part of a solidarity fund for innovative projects. Financed to the …

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France  / “la guerre d’Algérie racontée par les femmes”, a podcast produced by INA


The Institut national de l’audiovisuel (INA) has produced a series of podcasts about the Algerian war: La guerre d’Algérie racontée par les femmes (The Algerian war as told by women). Directed by doctoral student Denis Leroux and produced by the Make Some Noise Studio, the series consists of six 40-minute interviews in which women from …

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Slovenia – France / Granny’s Sexual Life awarded the Grand Prix at the Tampere Film Festival

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The Finnish Tampere Film Festival, specifically for international short films, was held from March 8th to 12th. The international jury awarded the Grand Prix to Granny’s Sexual Life, a Franco-Slovenian short animated documentary. Directors Urška Djukic and Émilie Pigeard were given the “Kiss” statuette and €5,000. The film opens with four elderly women reflecting on …

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