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08/11/2012

In Gaza, cinemas have closed down, films are in the streetIn Gaza, cinemas have closed down, films are in the street

After Gaza Sderot, Khalil El Muzayen is editing Gaza 36 mm, reports Le Monde

In the Gaza Strip, in Palestine, there are those who were born before the 1980s. And those who were born afterwards. The first group once experienced the magic of a film theatre. The second have never been to a cinema. It’s simple, there are...

Industry, Palestine

07/11/2012

Mohammed Bakri: “I will never give in”Mohammed Bakri: “I will never give in”

The Palestinian-Israeli director and actor recounts his exceptional journey

Notably after he made Jenin, Jenin (2002) [a controversial documentary showing the Palestinian view of the April 2002 Israeli attack on Jenin], Palestinian-Israeli artist and director Mohammed Bakri became the target of intense provocation that...

Industry, Palestine

23/10/2012

Tunisia, Algeria, Palestine Egypt, and Lebanon winners in Abu DhabiTunisia, Algeria, Palestine Egypt, and Lebanon winners in Abu Dhabi

The sixth edition of the festival wrapped up last Saturday

Seven films from Tunisia, Algeria, Palestine, Egypt, and Lebanon were awarded at the sixth Abu Dhabi Film Festival awards ceremony on Friday night. Last year, nine films from the South Mediterranean were awarded. In the festival’s main Narrative...

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

11/10/2012

Arab directors talk funding challengesArab directors talk funding challenges

Young Arab filmmakers spoke to Variety Arabia. Here is one story

When Palestinian director Enas I. Al-Muthaffar was asked to sell a feature she wrote entitled Altered Territory, she decided against it because “it’s her script, her story” and she wanted to personally direct the half-a-million dollar project....

Industry, Palestine

01/10/2012

Palestinian women in the limelight of EU-funded Shashat Film FestivalPalestinian women in the limelight of EU-funded Shashat Film Festival

The 8th edition of the 'Shashat Women’s Film Festival in Palestine', the longest running women’s film festival in the Arab world, opened on September 21 in Ramallah and will last until December 15, with more than 100 screenings across the West...

Events and Festivals, Palestine

21/09/2012

Palestinian director Annemarie JacirPalestinian director Annemarie Jacir

"It's very important to work locally"

Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir screened her second feature When I Saw you - a Jordan-Palestine coproduction - at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month. Filmmaker conducted the following interview with her. Extracts Why did you choose...

Palestine, Jordan

18/09/2012

Submit your film to the 2013 London Palestine Film Festival!Submit your film to the 2013 London Palestine Film Festival!

Submission deadline: December 20

The 2013 London Palestine Film Festival and its Pre-Festival Season are seeking submissions. Films and videos of all genres by filmmakers of all nationalities are eligible, as long as their subject matter is related to Palestine. After three...

Opportunities, Palestine

10/09/2012

Hiam Abbas, Palestinian director of InheritanceHiam Abbas, Palestinian director of Inheritance

“I tried to give each character some sort of symbolism”

Palestinian actress Hiam Abbas’ directorial debut, Inheritance, is competing at the Venice Days at the Venice Film Festival. A Palestinian family living in northern Galilee gathers to celebrate the wedding of one of their daughters, as war rages...

Israel, Palestine

09/09/2012

Video art breaks blockade on Gaza for the second timeVideo art breaks blockade on Gaza for the second time

A video art festival takes a second shot at breaking the blockade on Gaza to reach out beyond the coastal enclave

From July 16 to 19, Gaza held its second Video Art festival. This Windows from Gaza initiative screened 35 films from Palestine and the rest of the world. This edition was held in three different Palestinian towns. The town of Gaza hosted the...

Events and Festivals, Palestine

26/07/2012

Israeli-Palestinian shorts and Hiam Abbas’ directorial debut go to VeniceIsraeli-Palestinian shorts and Hiam Abbas’ directorial debut go to Venice

The sidebar sections International Film Critics Week and Venice Days at the Venice Film Festival (August 29 – September 9) announced their programs this week. The International Critics’ Week will open with Water, a collective work with directors...

Events and Festivals, Israel, Palestine

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