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18/07/2014

In Algerian cinemas, one in three films shown must be local, says new decreeIn Algerian cinemas, one in three films shown must be local, says new decree

According to the new ministerial decree, cinemas must also meet required screening conditions

Algerian cinemas are now required to devote one third of their annual programming to local productions and to comply with new screening standards, according to a new decree from the Algerian culture ministry, reports Algeria Press Service. Cinema...

Algeria

03/06/2014

Mustafa Ori, head of the Algerian Agency for Cultural InfluenceMustafa Ori, head of the Algerian Agency for Cultural Influence

“We would really like it to return to its former role in the film industry"

Mustafa Ori is the head of the Algerian Agency for Cultural Influence, or AARC. The agency attended the Cannes Film Festival this year to promote Algeria's films and filming locations, as well as to support 10 films at the Marché du Film, thus...

Events and Festivals, Algeria

27/05/2014

Euromed Audiovisual launches first comprehensive report on film and television in AlgeriaEuromed Audiovisual launches first comprehensive report on film and television in Algeria

This study is the sixth national report to be published as part of a project to collect and analyse data on the film and television sector

The European Union's Euromed Audiovisual III programme and the European Audiovisual Observatory have launched a new report on the film and audiovisual sector in Algeria. After five other reports on the film and audiovisual industries in Egypt,...

Programme Activities, Euromed Audiovisual News, Algeria

12/05/2014

Fadhma N’soumer celebrates heroine of the Algerian resistance movementFadhma N’soumer celebrates heroine of the Algerian resistance movement

Belkacem Hadjadj's biopic is due out in Algeria and France this autumn

Algerian film director Belkacem Hadjadj's latest film Fadhma N'soumer is a biopic about the heroine of the popular resistance in Kabylia [in the north of Algeria] during the early years of the French colonization, reports Le Matin. For 96...

Algeria

02/05/2014

Bahia Bencheikh el Fegoun, Algerian director of Us, OutsideBahia Bencheikh el Fegoun, Algerian director of Us, Outside

"Why accept to be nothing more than mindless mannequins?"

Algerian directors Bahia Bencheikh el Fegoun and Meriem Achour Bouakkaz' documentary Us, Outside follows 23-year-old Manel who has been wearing the veil for two years. Today, she is about to change her life and take it off, as she finds it...

Algeria, Events and Festivals

14/04/2014

Salem Brahimi's Abdelkader soon at the Algiers CinemathequeSalem Brahimi's Abdelkader soon at the Algiers Cinematheque

The documentary is to be shown at the end of April in Algiers and Tizi Ouzou

Algeria's Agency for Cultural Influence (AARC) is to release Salem Brahimi's documentary Abdelkader in Algeria, in partnership with the Algerian Cinematheque (CNCA) and Algerian national public television network (EPTV). The film will be screened...

Algeria

25/02/2014

In Algeria, a cinema becomes an administrative officeIn Algeria, a cinema becomes an administrative office

The disappearance of Oran's Djurdjura Cinema is the latest tragedy in a city of dwindling cinemas

To the great displeasure of its cinema lovers, the Algerian city of Oran's Djurdjura Cinema -- previously called Monaco Cinema -- has been transformed into an administrative office, reports Algerian newspaper El Watan. The former neighbourhood...

Algeria

20/02/2014

Malek Bensmaïl, Algerian director of La Chine est encore loinMalek Bensmaïl, Algerian director of La Chine est encore loin

"The more we make documentaries, the more powerful the next Algerian fictions will be"

Fifty years after the beginning of the Algerian war of independence, Algerian director Malek Bensmaïl set up his camera in a village in the region of Algeria seen as the “cradle of the revolution”, and asked its inhabitants about their views on...

Algeria

10/02/2014

Rachid Bouchareb's Two Men in Town: inevitable embroilmentRachid Bouchareb's Two Men in Town: inevitable embroilment

The French-Algerian director's American adventure is competing in Berlin

Five years after competing in Berlin with London River, Rachid Bouchareb is back, this time with a very American adventure set against the backdrop of the immense desert scenery of New Mexico: Two Men in Town. He has, however, been joined again...

Events and Festivals, Algeria

07/02/2014

Algeria gets new audiovisual lawAlgeria gets new audiovisual law

An Algerian writer reflects on his country's controversial new audiovisual law

The Algerian minister of communications has managed to push his new audiovisual law through parliament, writes Ali El Hadj Tahar in Liberté-Algérie of the controversial new legislation that, after 52 years of state monopoly over the audiovisual...

Industry, Algeria

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