Category: FESTIVALS

News about Festivals in Mediterranean

OPENING OF REGISTRATIONS FOR THE 26th EDITION OF PriMed

PriMed, the International Festival of Mediterranean Documentary and Reportage is launching film registrations for the 26th edition. Directors can register their documentaries for free, directly online on the festival website www.primed.tv.The deadline to send the works is April 15, 2022. Le PriMed – Prix International du Documentaire et du Reportage Méditerranéen est ouvert à tous …

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TUNISIA / “Communion” in official competition at the first Red Sea International Film Festival

Communion

Tunisian director Neijb Belkadhi’s “Communion” has been selected for the official competition of the first Red Sea International Film Festival. The event will take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from December 6th to 15th. “Communion” takes us back to March 2020 as the pandemic is beginning to spread: “A couple, a cat, a virus. During …

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GREECE FRANCE / “Petite Nature” wins the Golden Alexander at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Softie

“Petite Nature” by French director Samuel Theis won the Golden Alexander, the most prestigious award at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The film’s lead actor, Aliona Reinert, won Best Actor Award. The young actor plays Johnny, an intelligent, sensitive ten-year-old whose difficult family life in a council estate in eastern France is turned upside down …

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ALGERIA / The Franco-Algerian Nina Khada wins the Poulain d’Argent for Short Documentaries at Fespaco

Je me suis mordue la langue

French-Algerian director Nina Khada ’s new film “Je me suis mordue la langue” (I bit my tongue) won the Silver Poulain for Short Documentary at the 27th Pan-African Film and Television Festival (Fespaco) in Ouagadougou. “I bit my tongue”, a quest for identity In this 25-minute first-person documentary the film-maker tries to rediscover the language …

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EGYPT / Serbian director Emir Kusturica chair of the jury of the Cairo International Film Festival

Emir Kusturica

Serbian director Emir Kusturica is the chair of the jury of the 43rd Cairo International Film Festival running from November 26th to December 5th. The jury will decide the winners among the 13 films entered in the International Competition, which includes 8 European productions or co-productions. In all 98 films from 63 countries will be …

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PORTUGAL / «918 Gau» wins the International Competition of the 19th DocsLisboa

918 Gau

After its world premiere during the DocsLisboa festival, Arantza Santesteban’s “918 Gau” (918 Nights) won the event’s most prestigious award: the City of Lisbon Award for Best Film in International Competition. 10 years after her release from prison, the Spanish director has recreated the circumstances of her arrest in a first person narrative: “On October …

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ITALY / The 62nd Festival dei Popoli offers a retrospective on the work of French film-makers Nicolas Klotz and Elisabeth Perceval

Festival dei Popoli

Europe’s oldest documentary event, the Festival dei Popoli, will run in Florence from November 20th to 28th. This year, in addition to the two competitions – international (18 documentaries not yet shown in Italy) and Italian (7 premiers) – the festival is hosting the first Italian retrospective of the films of French directors Nicolas Klotz …

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