Med Screen

Beirut DC - Lebanon

Med Screen
Name of the projectMED SCREEN
Promoter of the projectBEIRUT DC
Contact personHania Mroué
Contact detailsFurn el Chebback, PO Box 116-5118 - Beirut - Lebanon
Fax961 1 293 212
Partner 1Europa Cinemas
Contact personClaude-Eric Poiroux/ Menem Richa
Partner 1 contact details54 rue Beaubourg, 75003 Paris – France
Telephone / Fax33 1 42715370 / 33 1 42714755
E-mail /
Partner 2Ankara Sinema Dernegi
Contact personAhmet Boyacioglu
Partner 2 contact detailsABAY KUNANBAY CAD. 20/13, ANKARA – 06700 - Turkey
Telephone / Fax90 312 466 34 84 / 90 312 466 43 31
Partner 3AIACE
Contact personRomano Fatorossi
Partner 3 contact detailsVIA PIOLTI DE'BIANCHI n. 19, MILANO 20129 - Italy
Telephone / Fax39 02 76115394 / 39 02 75280119
Duration36 months - starting February 2006
Content Enhancing the visibility of Mediterranean films and increasing their chances of being sold in Europe and the MEDA region is the main objective of Med-Screen project. Support is provided to raise awareness of such films, starting from the shooting phase, through a series of initiatives that aim to assist film rights-holders to find buyers and attract distributors for their films. Over the 3-year duration of the project Med-Screen will:
  • Organize "Arab Film Weeks" in cinemas in Europe and the eight Arab MEDA countries where the show-cased films would not normally be distributed and create interest in the films
  • Support rights-holders of Arab films to attend the main film markets in Europe (such as Cannes and Berlin) to increase the films’ chances of being acquired and released in cinemas
  • Establish a website for Arab cinema, which functions as an online directory for professionals and film-lovers (
  • Fund the shooting and release of 'Making of…' of Mediterranean films in a shorter version for websites and in a longer version to be included as a special feature on the DVD release.
  • networking between Mediterranean professionals.
Description4 Calls for proposals to be issued for all activities in Cannes 2006
Role of the partners -
Targetfestivals, exhibitors, DVD editors, right holders, producers
Others (publications...)brochure will be published for Cannes 2006 - web site ready early 2007
Long term objective
  1. structuring Mediterranean films' exhibition in the EU and the MEDA countries;
  2. creating a professionnal network and know-how exchanges;
  3. ameliorating the circulation of Mediterranean films in the EU and the MEDA countries

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