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Omar m'a tuer, running for the Moroccan Oscars 2012Omar m'a tuer, running for the Moroccan Oscars 2012

Released in Morocco in June 2011, le movie by Roschdy Zem Omar m'a tuer, coproduced by Morocco and France, has been proposed by the Centre cinématographique marocain to run for the best feature film in foreign language at the Oscars 2012....

Industry, Events and Festivals


Lebanon picks Labaki’s Where Do We Go Now? for Oscar raceLebanon picks Labaki’s Where Do We Go Now? for Oscar race

The film had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on the 9th of September 2011. Nadine Labaki’s Where Do We Go Now?will be Lebanon’s submission for the Foreign Language Oscar race. Her previous film Caramel was...

Industry, Events and Festivals, Lebanon


Tunisia: creation of a National Cinema CentreTunisia: creation of a National Cinema Centre

TAP agency announced the news mentioning a Culture Minister source

The Cnci will have the objective to implement the public policies in favour of cinema and audiovisual. The Centre will finance the creation, production, distribution of audiovisual works. The Cnci will also be responsible of controlling the...

Industry, Institutions, Tunisia


From Locarno to Cairo, Cinema has no bordersFrom Locarno to Cairo, Cinema has no borders

Stefano Savona: a trainer in Cairo, a guest of the 64° Festival del Film Locarno

A world premiere on Tahrir! On August the 6th, a documentary by Stefano Savona, an Italian Director that has recorded trough his camera the Egyptian Revolution, has been presented at the 64° Locarno Film Festival. Stefano Savona is also one of...

Events and Festivals, Industry, Egypt


A new platform for performing artists in the Mediterranean

Meetphool, a professional platform where members of the performing arts community from the Mediterranean can showcase their work, share professional expertise, and build their networks, is to be launched thanks to EU support to cultural...



Middle East and Africa Rapid Digital TV Conversion Continues, But Few Pay

Digital TV research

According to the UK based company "Digital TV Reaseach", despite the recent social and political turmoil, rapid conversion to digital TV continues in the Middle East and Africa, digital TV penetration for the 18 countries covered in the Digital...



France’s CNC to replace Fonds Sud with new fund

New fund will have annual budget of €6 million

France’s National Cinema Centre CNC is set to launch a new fund aimed at world cinema in January 2012, to replace its existing Fonds Sud and Aid to Foreign Language Films (AFLE) funds, the state body announced last week in Cannes. The new fund,...

Institutions, Industry


Tribute to Egypt, guest countryTribute to Egypt, guest country

Cannes Film Festival

Yesterday, on May 19, the Cannes Film Festival invited Egypt and paid homage to its cinema represented by the collective work, 18 Days, which was screened in the Salle du Soixantième in the presence of the filmmakers and an audience that gave a...

Industry, Events and Festivals, Egypt


Greenhouse's 3rd year project Pop Islam to be broadcast on Arte on April 4, 2011Greenhouse's 3rd year project Pop Islam to be broadcast on Arte on April 4, 2011

Greenhouse's project Pop Islam by Ismail El Mokadem from Egypt questions what is an Islamic clip

4Shbab is the first Islamist musical channel ever launched in the Arab world. 4Shbab's story takes place in Cairo, Egypt. The two main characters are the channel’s boss Abu Haiba and veiled model Yasmine Osman as they try to achieve their dreams....



Lipstikka screened at the Berlin Film Festival

Director Jonathan Sagall participated to the Mediterranean Film Business School (Euromed Audiovisual II)

On 17th February Jonathan Sagall's Lipstikka will be screened at the Berlinale 2011. Lipstikka is among the eight titles competing for the coveted Golden Bear Award. The movie, starring Clara Khoury and Natali Atiya, is a psychological thriller...

Events and Festivals, Industry, Israel

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