09/01/2012

Belgian festival of Arab cinema honours EgyptBelgian festival of Arab cinema honours Egypt

The event will take place from 13 to 15 January in the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium

The cinema programme of the Belgian Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR CINEMA is to present a selection of the best recent films about Egypt from January 13 to 15. This will as part of as part of Aflam, a new festival of Arab cinema. One year on from the...

Events and Festivals, Egypt

29/12/2011

Egypt’s award-winning Asmaa hits Cairo’s cinemasEgypt’s award-winning Asmaa hits Cairo’s cinemas

After winning Best Director from the Arab World and Best Actor at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Amr Salama’s Asmaa, Egypt’s first feature film to tackle the social stigma surrounding HIV/Aids, has hit Cairo’s cinemas. The film tells the story of...

Industry, Egypt

04/12/2011

Amr Waked will direct Antara about Arab pre-Islamic heroAmr Waked will direct Antara about Arab pre-Islamic hero

After R for Revolution, Egyptian actor and filmmaker Amr Waked has revealed details of Antara, his ambitious new “Arab superhero” project.

According to Screen, "Antara will be a three-part “heroic fantasy film” about Antara Ibn Shaddad, known in pre-Islamic times for his bravery and strength. Waked (whose acting credits include Syriana and Salmon Fishing In The Yemen) he has...

Industry, Events and Festivals, Egypt

21/11/2011

Top films come to Cairo in 4th European Film Festival

The fourth edition of the Panorama of European Film will take place in Cairo from 23 to 29 November. In view of the the fundamental changes currently taking place in Egypt, a special section will be dedicated this year to the theme of...

Events and Festivals, Industry, Egypt

15/11/2011

Khaled El Hagar, Egyptian film directorKhaled El Hagar, Egyptian film director

Khaled speaks about the Arab Spring’s effects on cinema in the region

A series of interview with film directors who attended the first regional Euromed Audiovisual III conference in Tunis. A question was asked: what are the effects of the Arab spring on the cinema industry in the region?“We are still in the...

Egypt

12/11/2011

Nadia Kamel, Egyptian filmmakerNadia Kamel, Egyptian filmmaker

"I was dreaming of institutions which would broadcast everything produced in recent years”

Born in 1961 in Cairo, has worked with Youssef Chahine, Yousry Nasrallah, Nabil Ayouche. Her latest film, SalataBaladi(Salade maison), came out in 2008. Did you film the revolution in Tunisia? How does one film the revolution ? What viewpoint,...

Egypt

09/11/2011

Ibrahim El Batout, Egyptian filmmakerIbrahim El Batout, Egyptian filmmaker

“Young generations will be able to do a lot”

Born in Cairo in 1963, his most recent film is Hawi (2010). Did you film the revolution in Egypt? No, I did not film the revolution in Egypt because I was still in shock, I was totally overwhelmed by what was happening and I wanted to live it,...

Egypt

09/08/2011

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

08/06/2011

Nagham Osman, Egyptian directorNagham Osman, Egyptian director

DOCmed - EuroDoc 2011

A series of interviews about the Arab Spring with producers who attended the Eurodoc 2011 workshop in Marija Bistrica, Croatia, from 5th to 10th June 2011. Around 28 documentary producers from 15 countries & 10 Arabic producers were invited to...

Grant Project Activities, Egypt

07/06/2011

Hala Galal, Egyptian producerHala Galal, Egyptian producer

DOCmed - EuroDoc 2011

A series of interviews about the Arab Spring with producers who attended the Eurodoc 2011 workshop in Marija Bistrica, Croatia, from 5th to 10th June 2011. Around 28 documentary producers from 15 countries & 10 Arabic producers were invited to...

Grant Project Activities, Egypt