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CYPRUS / Rosemarie wins first prize at the Cyprus Film Days

“Cyprus Film Days” is the country’s most important film event. The 15th session took place from April 27th to May 6th in Limassol and Nicosia. For the first time since the festival’s creation a Cypriot film won first prize. Adonis Florides’ Rosemarie received the “Glocal Images” Best Film Award in the international competition. The film …

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MALTA / A budget increase for the “Malta Film Fund”

The Malta Film Commission has announced that for the first time the Malta Film Fund will receive a total budget of €300,000. The Fund awards seven different grants: two for development funding, one for production, two for short films and two for distribution, including registration fees for international festivals. The reason for the budget increase …

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LEBANON / Nadine Labaki’s 3rd feature in post-production

  After Caramel and Maintenant on va où ? the Lebanese film director Nadine Labaki completed shooting her latest feature film in Beirut in March. Carphanaüm, a provisional title, is about children’s rights. Preparation for the film took three years, much of which Labaki spent with abused children. She went to detention centres, juvenile courts, even …

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NORTH AFRICA / Panorama des cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient highlights women directors

The 12th PCMMO runs until May 14th in Paris and Seine Saint-Denis. Of the 53 films shown, 31 are made by women. Indeed this festival has always encouraged and supported women’s cinema. This year’s guest of honour is Hiam Abbass, a Palestinian actress and director who also stars in A mon âge, je me cache …

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FRANCE NORTH AFRICA / Two north African films chosen for the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

The official selection of films to be shown at the Cannes Film Festival has been published, with two north African films chosen in the “Un certain regard” section. This year’s festival, the 70th, will run from May 17th to 28th. One of the films is “Aala Kaf Ifrit” (Beauty and the Dogs) by young Tunisian …

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ITALY / “Liberami” voted Best Italian Documentary of the year

  On April 27th Doc / It, the association of Italian documentary directors and producers, announced the winners of the 7th Doc / It Professional Awards, which since 2010 has rewarded the best of Italy’s documentary production. The award for Best Documentary of the Year went to Federica di Giacomo, whose “Liberami” explores exorcism in …

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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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