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26/01/2014

What future for documentaries in the Arab world?What future for documentaries in the Arab world?

Attend the conference on January 28 at 3 pm at the Algiers European Film Days

Euromed Audiovisual is to hold a conference on documentary production in the Arab world on Tuesday, January 28 at 3 pm at the Filmathèque Zinet in Algiers. The event is to be held on the fringe of the Algiers European Film Days, a festival...

Euromed Audiovisual News, Algeria, Grant Project Activities

16/01/2014

Algiers to host its second European Film DaysAlgiers to host its second European Film Days

European features and South Mediterranean shorts from January 23 to February 1

With European filmmakers and screenwriters in attendance, the second edition of the Algiers European Film Days is soon to kick off at the Algerian capital's Filmathèque Mohamed Zinet. From January 23 to February 1, the event is to show European...

Events and Festivals, Algeria

09/01/2014

Algeria holds its first International Animation Film FestivalAlgeria holds its first International Animation Film Festival

The event is to run from January 8 to 11 in Algiers

The first edition of the Algiers International Animation Film Festival has kicked off at the Ibn Zeydoun cinema in Riad El-Feth, Algiers, according to L’Expression. The event is to be held until January 11. Animation is widely present in...

Events and Festivals, Algeria

13/12/2013

Rachid Bouchareb readies Enemy WayRachid Bouchareb readies Enemy Way

The French-Algerian filmmaker is close to completing post-production on his upcoming drama Enemy Way

French-Algerian filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb is close to completing post-production on his upcoming drama Enemy Way, starring Forest Whitaker and Harvey Keitel, reports Screendaily. Whitaker plays a former prisoner and Islamic convert who is...

Industry, Algeria

02/12/2013

Tariq Teguia, Algerian filmmaker of Zendj RevolutionTariq Teguia, Algerian filmmaker of Zendj Revolution

"The film is still being seen around Algeria thanks to… piracy"

Euromed Audiovisual met young Algerian auteur filmmaker Tariq Teguia in Rome, where he was a guest of honour at the third Cinemondo film festival, held in the Italian capital from November 21 to 26. Teguia speaks about Zendj Revolution, the...

Algeria, Events and Festivals

28/11/2013

Allouache: Arab filmmakers like preachers in the desertAllouache: Arab filmmakers like preachers in the desert

"Our films are only seen at festivals,” says the Algerian film director

Arab filmmakers are a little bit like preachers in the desert, according to Algerian film director Merzak Allouache: "Our films are only seen at festivals." The filmmaker was in Rome to attend Cinemondo, a festival that this year focused on North...

Events and Festivals, Algeria

09/11/2013

A dictionary of Algerian cinema and films on Algeria: 100 years in reviewA dictionary of Algerian cinema and films on Algeria: 100 years in review

Algerian cinema is reborn after years in a coma, reflects its author, Achour Cheurfi

Achour Cheurfi’s Dictionary of Algerian Cinema and Foreign Films about Algeria covers a century of Algerian cinema in 1,150 pages, with 1,500 notes on films, filmmakers and actors. The book was recently published by Casbah Editions, reports...

Industry, Algeria

04/11/2013

Algiers holds its first North African film festAlgiers holds its first North African film fest

Festival aims to promote co-production and distribution for North African films

The first edition of the Algiers North African Cultural Film Festival officially opened on November 3. Screenings are to continue until November 8 in two at the Algerian film library and in the El Mouggar room. Up to 35 films are competing during...

Events and Festivals, Algeria

21/10/2013

The best of South Mediterranean cinema in Paris for Le Maghreb des FilmsThe best of South Mediterranean cinema in Paris for Le Maghreb des Films

Sixty films from the South Mediterranean in Paris and its suburbs from November 9 to December 2

Sixty films -- fiction and documentary feature-length and short films, as well as videos -- will be screened around Paris and its suburbs as part of Le Maghreb des Films from November 9 to December 2. Two films by Algerian filmmakers are to open...

Events and Festivals, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia

30/09/2013

Amar Sifodil's Jours de cendre premieres in OranAmar Sifodil's Jours de cendre premieres in Oran

For his narrative feature debut, the Algerian director delves into film noir

After about 10 short films, Amar Sifodil has made his first feature film. Jours de cendre (lit. Ash days) premiered in the official competition at the Oran Arab Film Festival last Friday. The film tells the story of Fatma (Lamia Boussekine), a...

Algeria, Industry