Slovenia / Nejc Gazvoda shoots his third film, “Father Figure”

Novo Mesto, Slovénie

Slovenian director Nejc Gazvoda, has started filming his third feature film, Father Figure. Shot in the director’s home town, Novo Mesto, the film should be ready early next year. Father Figure follows a 14-year-old boy, Jan, and his mother Maja. After a painful divorce, Maja and her son move from Ljubljana to a small town …

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France / The selection for the Cannes Festival has been announced

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On April 14th Thierry Frémaux, director of the Cannes Film Festival, announced the official selection of films for the 75th festival, scheduled for May 17th – 28th. This year 21 films are in the running for the Palme d’Or. Among the directors, the Romanian Cristian Mungiu, who has already won several awards at Cannes. In …

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Cyprus / “Dog” wins awards at Cyprus Film Days

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The 20th Cyprus Film Days (CFD) took place from April 8th to 16th in two Cypriot towns, Limassol and Nicosia. The international jury – Karel Och, Alise Gelze, David Martinez, Daphne Alexander and Greg Stępniak – gave the Best Cypriot Film Award to Dog. The film’s director, Yianna Americanou, received €4,000. The principal actor, Dimitris …

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Morocco / An SNRT study day on the place of women

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The SNRT (Société nationale de radiodiffusion et de télévision) and its committee for monitoring equality organized a study-day entitled “The fiction of the SNRT: representation of the image of women in the collective imagination”. An audience of academics, researchers and broadcasting professionals reflected on the stereotypes produced by drama films. An article on the Yabiladi …

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Morocco / 2022 films benefiting from an advance on ticket sales have been announced

Centre Cinématographique Marocain

The Commission d’Aide à la Production des œuvres cinématographiques, chaired by Ghita El Khayat, has announced which films will receive an advance on box office takings. Taking all categories together – features, documentaries and shorts – the Commission considered nearly 80 films in its first session of 2022. Among them 5 features, 6 documentaries and …

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