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09/10/2014

Syria Inside: “The Syrian Revolution for Dummies”Syria Inside: “The Syrian Revolution for Dummies”

After premiering in Beirut, the film is now available for all to watch on Youtube

At the start of Syria Inside, the viewer may wonder what they’re letting themselves in for. Surrounded by what look like cardboard cut-outs, two Syrian presenters host the show, carry out interviews whilst floating in mid-air, and broadcast a...

Events and Festivals, Syria , Lebanon

25/08/2014

Syrian, Lebanese filmmakers can apply to visual language workshopSyrian, Lebanese filmmakers can apply to visual language workshop

Application deadline: September 1

Young Syrian, Syrian-Palestinian and Lebanese filmmakers can apply for a workshop on visual language to take place in Beirut, from September 29 to October 3. Organised by Biddayyat in association with Screen Institute Beirut, under the...

Opportunities, Syria , Lebanon

10/06/2014

Ossama Mohammed, Syrian directorOssama Mohammed, Syrian director

“Cinema is the kingdom of liberation from clichés and standards”

Euromed Audiovisual met Syrian director Ossama Mohammed in Cannes, where his feature documentary Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait, co-directed by Simav Bedrixan, was screened at a Special Screening. He speaks about cinema in a time of...

Events and Festivals, Syria

28/05/2014

Morocco’s La Prod and France’s Iliade team for Gaya Jiji’s My Favorite FabricMorocco’s La Prod and France’s Iliade team for Gaya Jiji’s My Favorite Fabric

The Syrian director took part in this year’s Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde in Cannes

Lamia Chraibi’s La Prod, one of Morocco’s most go-ahead production companies -- and a member of the South Mediterranean distributors network MEDIS -- has teamed with Paris-based Iliade&Films, headed by Tatiana Bouchain and Oury Mylstein, to...

Morocco, Syria

19/05/2014

Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait: Cannes reviewSilvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait: Cannes review

Ossama Mohammed and Simav Bedirxan recount the horrors of the war in Syria with crude realism and poetic imagination

Shot by “1,001 Syrians” according to the caption, Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait is a relentless chronicle of the horrors of the war told through grainy, jumpy, pixillated eye-witness accounts shot on cell phones, according to The Hollywood...

Events and Festivals, Syria

15/05/2014

The cinema of Mohamed Malas: recreating a nation's historyThe cinema of Mohamed Malas: recreating a nation's history

Cairo art house cinema initiative Zawya hosts a retrospective of the Syrian director's work

In the final sequence of Mohamed Malas’ debut feature Dreams of the City – which he completed in 1984 – groups of men and women in Damascus celebrate the 1958 unity between Egypt and Syria. In elation, they dance and ululate, while pictures of...

Syria

14/04/2014

A Palestinian documentary, a Jordanian animation and a Syrian experimental short win the MADE in MED short film contestA Palestinian documentary, a Jordanian animation and a Syrian experimental short win the MADE in MED short film contest

The three winners will attend the Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner

The winners are out for the second edition of the MADE in MED short film contest launched last year by the European Union’s Euromed Audiovisual programme. The jury -- made up of Tunisian director Mahmoud ben Mahmoud, Algerian distributor Hachemi...

Euromed Audiovisual News, Programme Activities, Jordan, Palestine, Syria

24/12/2013

Talal Derki, Syrian director of Return to HomsTalal Derki, Syrian director of Return to Homs

"We kept the work secret"

Return to Homs is Syrian filmmaker Talal Derki's first feature-length documentary. The documentary made its world premiere during the 26th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam last November. Return to Homs tells the...

Events and Festivals, Syria

17/10/2013

Five Syrian women refugees in Carol Mansour's Not Who We AreFive Syrian women refugees in Carol Mansour's Not Who We Are

"It's more difficult being a woman than a soldier in today's world"

Afra'a, Umm Omar, Umm Raed, Samar and Siham: five women, five journeys with the same fate of being a refugee in Lebanon. All agreed to tell their stories to filmmaker Carol Mansour, whose documentary Not Who We Are was recently pre-screened in...

Syria , Libya, Industry

12/09/2013

Ladder to Damascus unlike other films popping up from the Arab SpringLadder to Damascus unlike other films popping up from the Arab Spring

Syrian director Mohamad Malas’ last film is in competition at the Toronto Film Fest

In large part, Mohamad Malas’ Ladder to Damascus is what a casual observer might expect: a film about a country in crisis. Given the political travails that have shaken his country since 2011, you might anticipate a lightly fictionalised...

Events and Festivals, Syria

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