Italy / Sky Studios launches its series “Blocco 181”

Blocco 181

Sky Studios has launched its first Italian production, Blocco 181. This 8-episode series, directed by Giuseppe Capotondi, has been available across Europe on the Sky channel since May 20th. The Blocco 181 series is set in a huge social housing complex nicknamed Bloc 181, in the heart of Milan’s mixed-race suburbs. It’s an area where …

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Turkey / Yurt begins its post-production

Drapeau de la Turquie

Nehir Tuna’s first feature, Yurt, has begun post-production. This Turkish, German and French co-production has received several grants, including one for production and development from Sundance and another from the German-Turkish co-production development fund. Yurt is set in Turkey at the end of the 1990’s, with the country marked by religious tension and discrimination against …

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Morocco / FICAM  organises the 1st Moroccan forum for animated film

FICAM

FICAM (the Festival international du cinéma d’animation de Meknès) celebrated its 20th anniversary from May 6th to 11th. Organized jointly by the Aïcha Foundation and the Institut français, the festival celebrated Moroccan animated films by creating the first Moroccan animation film forum. The forum ran from May 6th to 8th, bringing professional animators together with …

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Egypt / MAD Solutions has sent 11 films to the Malmö Arab Film Festival

Mad Solutions

Eleven films, all distributed by the Egyptian company MAD Solutions, were shown at the 12th  Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF) in Sweden from May 4th to 9th. MAFF is the largest European festival dedicated to films from the Arab world. Each year the event attracts professionals as well as film-buffs. This year it presented 56 …

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France – Italy / Metropolitan FilmExport buys the French rights for the Italian film “Diabolik”

Diabolik

Metropolitan FilmExport has bought the French distribution rights of the Italian film Diabolik. Adapted from the famous comic series of the same name, the Menetti brothers’ film was released in Italy last December. Directors Marco and Antonio Manetti chose L’arresto di Diabolik, the third adventure of the iconic character created in 1962 by the Giussani …

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Spain / MEDIMED launches its call for projects

MEDIMED 2022

The Euro-Mediterranean documentary market and pitching forum MEDIMED is launching its call for projects and new documentary productions. The 23rd market will take place in Sitges, Spain from October 13th to 16th 2022. MEDIMED is an international documentary market specializing in promoting and distributing films and new projects from the European Union and Mediterranean countries. …

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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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