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LEBANON / Gold Bear for Best Short for “Les Chenilles”

Les Chenilles

A first film by Lebanese directors Michelle and Noel Keserwany, Les Chenilles, won the Golden Bear for Best Short at the 73rd Berlinale. Co-produced in France by Dewberries Films and the Lyon Biennale, the story is about two young women from the Levant, Asma and Sarah, both waitresses in the same restaurant in Lyon. Initially …

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THE ARAB WORLD / The Red Sea Fund unveils its supported projects

Red Sea Fund

The Red Sea Fund, linked to the Saudi Red Sea International Film Festival, has announced the 36 selected projects which will receive its financial support. According to its organisers the Fund is “unleashing the biggest funding boost for the industry this year”, with an overall grant of $14 million (€13 million). Selected Saudi, Arab and …

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France / Dulac Distribution unveils three films

Dulac Distribution

The French company Dulac Distribution is preparing to release three feature films which show families and individuals confronted with the social and political situation in North Africa and the Middle East. Scheduled for release on November 2nd, Lotfy Nathan’s film Harka follows Ali, a young Tunisian who dreams of a better life. He leads a …

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Lebanon / Wissam Charaf, first Arab director to win the Europa Award at Venice

Dirty-Difficult-Dangerous

At the closing of the Giornate degli Autori (Authors’ Days), the members of the jury awarded the Europa Cinemas label to Franco-Lebanese director Wissam Charaf for his film Dirty Difficult Dangerous. He is the first Arab director to receive this award. Created in 2004, the Giornate degli Autori is a parallel section to the Venice …

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The Arab World / The Lebanese streaming platform Aflamuna presents 15 films financed by AFAC

Aflamuna

Since April 28th and until June 1st 2022, 15 films financed by AFAC (Arab Fund for Arts and Culture) are being shown on the video-on-demand platform Aflamuna: 15 years of Arab cinema. Created in 2007, AFAC is an independent foundation helping artists, writers, researchers and intellectuals from the Arab world working on artistic or cultural …

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The Arab World / Netflix and AFAC have awarded 5 Arab women producers and directors

Netflix

In partnership with the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), Netflix has announced the five Arab women directors and producers who will receive the Netflix Fund for Creative Equity. Created in 2021 this fund “is a dedicated effort to create new opportunities for under-represented communities within entertainment,” according to the Netflix web site. The …

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

Télé-Liban

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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