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08/12/2014

Ten shorts by young Palestinian women filmmakers screen in GenevaTen shorts by young Palestinian women filmmakers screen in Geneva

Denied travel permits, two filmmakers are unable to attend, but join the discussions on Skype

Short films by Palestinian women filmmakers screened at a focus on “Palestine: To Film is to Exist” at the Film Meetings in Geneva, Switzerland, from November 28 to December 1. Ten films produced by Shashat Women Cinema were screened, among which...

Events and Festivals, Palestine

05/12/2014

Egyptian, Palestinian short films to premiere in DubaiEgyptian, Palestinian short films to premiere in Dubai

Short films by Lebanese, Tunisian and Jordanian filmmakers also selected for the festival

A myriad of short films by Arab filmmakers will be screening at the Dubai International Film Festival from December 10 to 17, starting with no less than three Egyptian films screening in the competitive Muhr Shorts section. Ahmed Ibrahim's Al...

Events and Festivals, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Tunisia, Jordan

07/10/2014

Short films by Palestinian women at three European film festivalsShort films by Palestinian women at three European film festivals

Produced by Shashat, the films are screening this month in Sweden, Croatia and Italy

Three films by four Palestinian women directors, three from the Gaza Strip and one from the West Bank, are screening at European film festivals this month. The three films were produced by Shashat in 2013, as part of the Remnants film collection...

Events and Festivals, Palestine

02/10/2014

Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Palestine and Israel reveal their choices for the 2015 OscarsEgypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Palestine and Israel reveal their choices for the 2015 Oscars

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 22, 2015

The shortlist of films that will battle it out to win Best Foreign Film at the Oscars next year has been revealed. We look at the films put forward by the Moroccan, Lebanese, Egyptian, Palestinian and Israeli selection committees. Moroccan film...

Events and Festivals, Israel, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine

16/09/2014

Dalia Al Kury, Jordanian-Palestinian filmmakerDalia Al Kury, Jordanian-Palestinian filmmaker

"I didn’t believe in my head, but in my heart I was scared of the djinn"

Jordanian-Palestinian director Dalia Al Kury's Possessed by Djinn was one of three documentary film projects from the South Mediterranean to be awarded post-production support at the Final Cut in Venice this year. The two others were...

Jordan, Palestine

12/09/2014

Yahya Alabdallah, Palestinian-Jordanian directorYahya Alabdallah, Palestinian-Jordanian director

"I want the decision-makers, when they watch the movie, to breathe a little bit and re-think what’s going on"

After his successful first feature film The Last Friday in 2011, Palestinian-Jordanian filmmaker Yahya Alabdallah attended the Venice Film Festival this August with his second film project, The Council. The documentary film project took part in...

Events and Festivals, Jordan, Palestine

03/09/2014

Suha Arraf’s Villa Touma: uniquely Palestinian, yet very EuropeanSuha Arraf’s Villa Touma: uniquely Palestinian, yet very European

The Palestinian director's first feature screens at the Venice Film Festival's Critics' Week

Israeli-Arab film director Suha Arraf is best known as the screenwriter of the critically acclaimed Eran Riklis films The Syrian Bride (2004) and Lemon Tree (2008), reports The National. She has also made three documentaries, the most recent of...

Events and Festivals, Israel, Palestine

13/08/2014

Scholarship for one Palestinian producer to attend EAVE’s European Producers Workshop 2015Scholarship for one Palestinian producer to attend EAVE’s European Producers Workshop 2015

Application deadline: September 19

The British Council is to offer a scholarship for one Palestinian producer to attend the European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE)'s European Producers Workshop 2015. The applications deadline is September 19. EAVE is a professional training,...

Opportunities, Palestine

22/07/2014

Palestinian director Najwa Najjar’s Eyes of a Thief ready for the screenPalestinian director Najwa Najjar’s Eyes of a Thief ready for the screen

After six years and a lot of drama, Najjar is now waiting to hear where Eyes of a Thief will have its world premiere

It has been six years coming, but finally the world is going to get to see the second film from Najwa Najjar, reports Alex Ritman for The National. Back in 2008, the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) gave this emerging Palestinian...

Palestine

10/06/2014

Palestine's Insan human rights film fest seeks filmsPalestine's Insan human rights film fest seeks films

Submission deadline: July 30

Palestine’s Insan Human Rights Film Festival, whose fourth edition is to take place in Ramallah from September 11 to 16, is currently seeking human rights-related narrative feature and documentary films produced in 2012 or 2013. As well as open...

Opportunities, Palestine

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