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FRANCE / Candidate-calls for «Les rencontres du cinéma italien»

Dolce Cinema has announced the launch of the 11th «Rencontres du Cinéma Italien» . It will be held in France – in Grenoble and the department of Isère – from November 18th to 26th. Devoted to Italian cinema, the event helps French audiences discover, or rediscover, the latest Italian films, helping the two cultures to …

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ITALY / Ticket sales increase in Italian cinemas


According to Cinetel data two significant increases in the Italian cinema industry marked 2023: a 61.6% increase in revenue (€95.6 million) and a 58.6% increase in the number of admissions compared to 2022. The new figures show the Italian film industry is on an upward curve and stabilizing after the disruptions caused by the pandemic, …

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TUNISIA / Harga wins the Best Television Series Award at Italy’s Matera Fiction Fest


Directed by Lassaad Oueslati, the Tunisian series Harga won the Targo d’oro at the first Matera Fiction Fest in Italy, which took place from June 1st to 4th. The first edition of this international festival for television series concentrated on productions from Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Italy and France. The organisers hope it will …

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ITALY / Roberto Sergio appointed head of Rai and Giampaolo Rossi set to be managing director


Following Carlo Fuortes’ resignation, Rai’s board of directors announced in a press release dated May 15th that Roberto Sergio will take over as CEO with immediate effect. Mr. Sergio has said he will appoint Giampaolo Rossi as the company’s managing director. Having graduated in political and communication science, Roberto Sergio joined Rai in 2004. Until …

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ITALY / Carlo Fuortes, Rai’s CEO, resigns

On May 8th, in a letter to the Minister of Economy and Finance, Carlo Fuortes tendered his resignation as head of Italy’s public broadcaster, Rai. In the letter he explains that his departure is due to the pressure exerted on him by Giorgia Meloni’s government. “Since the beginning of 2023,” he explains, “there has been …

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Morocco / The difficulty re-opening Moroccan cinemas

Centre Cinématographique Marocain

The Centre Cinématographique Marocain (CCM) has published its 2021 cinema report. Looking at the statistics it is clear there has been a significant drop in the number of cinema admissions across the country. Between 2017 and 2019 admissions increased, with 1,883,425 in 2019, the year before cinemas had to close because of the Covid pandemic. …

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ITALY / “Zero”, the Netflix drama series about immigration, in the top 10


“Zero”, an eight-part Italian series released on April 21st, rose straight to Netflix’s Top 10. Taken from the novel “Non ho mai avuto la mia età” (I have never been my age) by Antonio Dikele Distefano, an Italian writer of Angolan origin, the series goes beyond the themes of friendship, adolescence and love, managing to …

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