Category: CINEMA

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GEORGIA / Spotlight on “My Happy Family”

My Happy Family, a Georgian film by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross, won the Golden Olive Tree, the Best Cinematography Award and the FIPRESCI at the 18th Festival of European Film in Lecce, southern Italy. It is about an ordinary Georgian family, with three generations living together under the same roof. In this patriarchal society, …

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FRANCE SERBIA / Inauguration of the Acid Trip at Cannes

For the first time the Association du Cinéma Indépendant pour sa Diffusion (ACID) will organize three screenings at the Cannes Film Festival. These screenings, called collectively the ACID Trip, will be on May 19th, 20th and 21st. The idea is to give a free hand to a foreign independent film body for three screenings. The …

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ROMANIA / Box office increase for domestic films

  The Romanian Cinematographic Centre has published a study showing that between 2015 and 2016 the audience for films produced in Romania more than doubled. Over the past two years, the number of tickets sold for Romanian films has risen from 204,000 to 428,000. Takings total €1.45 million, an increase of 140% for 2016. Paul …

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ISRAEL PALESTINE / “In Between”, a first film by Maysaloun Hamoud

“In Between”, Palestinian director Maysaloun Hamoud’s first feature film, was released in French cinemas in mid-April. Although the film has been praised by international critics and won awards at several festivals (Haifa, San Sebastian, Toronto), this has not prevented the 35-year-old Palestinian film-maker, born in Budapest and raised in Dir-Hana, Israel, from receiving death threats …

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Call for candidates for the URTI Grand Prix for Independent Documentary

The Union Radiophonique et Télévisuelle Internationale (URTI), in partnership with UNESCO and every international broadcasting organization, is organizing the 36th International Grand Prix of Independent Documentary – the Arman Trophy. The competition honours the best independent, creative documentaries with 4 awards: the Grand Prix (500 dollars to the award winning director), Silver Medal, Bronze Medal …

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CYPRUS / Support for 23 Cypriot film projects

The Cypriot Ministry of Education and Culture has unveiled which film projects will receive funding in 2016-2017. Answerable to the Ministry, the 9-member Cinema Advisory Committee has decided to fund 23 projects: 9 as part of a writing programme for shorts and feature films, 14 in a programme to help short film production. The funding …

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MOROCCO / Film production has brought 280 million dirhams into Morocco

Morocco is now one of the leading film locations in the world, whether for cinema or television, for big budgets or small productions. In April 2015 The Guardian even called Morocco the second best international base for making films. The Centre Cinématographique Marocain announced that in 2016 MAD 280 million (about €26 million) had been …

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