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Eyes of a Thief, Two Men in Town and Us, Outside screen in AlgiersEyes of a Thief, Two Men in Town and Us, Outside screen in Algiers

Concerning Violence also to be shown at the festival from December 12 to 18

The fifth Algiers International Film Festival is to take place from December 12 to 18, with screenings of 15 documentaries and fiction films from Africa, Europe and Latin America at the Mouggar Cinema in Algiers, reports Le Temps d’Algérie. The...

Events and Festivals, Algeria


Loubia Hamra: farewell to French AlgeriaLoubia Hamra: farewell to French Algeria

Narimane Mari's narrative feature debut screened at Beirut's Cultural Resistance Film Festival

Narimane Mari began writing the script for Loubia Hamra as Algeria was preparing for the 50th anniversary celebrations of the War of Independence. "At that moment, so many stories resurfaced, chaotically, painfully, ceremoniously," she says. "I...

Industry, Events and Festivals, Algeria


Meditalents 2014-2015 kicks off in AlgiersMeditalents 2014-2015 kicks off in Algiers

Young Mediterranean scriptwriters start to develop the scripts for their first feature films

Twelve emerging screenwriters from the Mediterranean region gathered in Algiers from November 10 to 16 to develop the screenplay for their first feature film, as part of a first session for the latest edition of Meditalents. Selected screenplays...

Programme Activities, Euromed Audiovisual News, Algeria


Nassima Guessoum's documentary 10,949 Femmes awarded in AlgiersNassima Guessoum's documentary 10,949 Femmes awarded in Algiers

Special mention for Bahia Bencheikh and Meriem Achour's Us, Outside, developed during DOCmed 2011

Algerian director Nassima Guessoum on Wednesday received the grand documentary prize at the 5th Algiers Film Festival (JCA) for 10,949 Femmes (lit. "10,949 Women"), reports Le Temps d’Algérie. In her documentary, the filmmaker tells the story of...

Events and Festivals, Algeria


Maghreb des Films holds sixth edition in ParisMaghreb des Films holds sixth edition in Paris

Sixty Algerian, Moroccan and Tunisian films in the programme, until December 18

The sixth Maghreb des Films will run until December 18 in Paris, reports the Huffington Post Maghreb-Algérie. Algerian, Moroccan and Mauritanian are in the programme. Sixty films are in the programme, amongst them the Mauritanian film Timbuktu...

Events and Festivals, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia


Algiers Film Festival kicks off for its fifth yearAlgiers Film Festival kicks off for its fifth year

Far from Men opens the festival, Us, Outside features in the programme

Ministre of culture Nadia Labidi launched the 5th annual Algiers Film Festival (in French, Journées cinématographiques d’Alger or JCA) last Saturday evening. The festival, held in Algiers' El Mouggar cinema, took place from November 8 to 12, El...

Events and Festivals, Algeria


Amor Hakkar, Algerian director of The ProofAmor Hakkar, Algerian director of The Proof

"I deal with the impossibility of admitting and coming to terms with being infertile"

The Proof tells the story of Ali, a married taxi driver who is afraid that he is infertile. But it is also entwined with that of a young pregnant woman who accuses him of being the father of her child. It's a quiet, introspective film that...



Algerian filmmaker Lyès Salem to release The Man from OranAlgerian filmmaker Lyès Salem to release The Man from Oran

The political drama will hit Algerian and French cinemas this November

Six years after the release of Mascarades, Lyès Salem changes his tone and brings us The Man from Oran, a political drama that looks back over 30 years of politics and social life in Algeria, reports Vinyculture. With an excellent cast, in which...



Hike for your life, Far from MenHike for your life, Far from Men

David Oelhoffen's western set against the backdrop of the Algerian Revolution competes in Venice

Following his feature debut Nos retrouvailles in 2007, which was selected at the Cannes Critics’ Week, David Oelhoffen has kept a low profile. It has taken seven years for the French writer-director’s second feature to hit screens, in competition...

Events and Festivals, Algeria


Algeria and Africa honoured at the 2014 Hergla film meetingsAlgeria and Africa honoured at the 2014 Hergla film meetings

World premieres of Abdessalam Abu Askar's Gaza under Exposure and Lassad Jamoussi's Verbe Aimer

The 10th annual Hergla Film Meetings will begin on August 26, with a programme highlighting politics, the environment and African music, with a notable presence of Algerian cinema, according to news agency TAP. The Hergla Film Meetings, to be...

Events and Festivals, Algeria

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