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07/09/2013

In Damascus, a 'Cinema Paradiso' struggles to stay openIn Damascus, a 'Cinema Paradiso' struggles to stay open

Decades-old film theatre in Damascus struggles to stay open in light of escalating violence

The Fardos cinema used to attract poor customers from the outskirts of Damascus, but war has driven its clientele away and forced it to show the same films for two years. At one time, Fardos -- Arabic for Paradise -- drew in customers eager to...

Syria

17/07/2013

Round Trip: a Syrian romance, from constraints to more constraintsRound Trip: a Syrian romance, from constraints to more constraints

Meyar al-Roumi tells us the old story of man and woman, set in a Syrian context

Round Trip, Syrian director Meyar al-Roumi’s first fiction feature, recently screened in two festivals in France —Lyon's Cinémas du Sud and the Cabourg Film Festival — after its premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) last year....

Syria

29/06/2013

Syrian film professionals flee country as fighting continuesSyrian film professionals flee country as fighting continues

The number of Syrian actors leaving the country continues to increase

Since the bloody events in Syria started, a significant number of actors, directors and producers have left the country, reports Asharq Al-Awsat. Some of them have left permanently because of their political stances. Others left for security...

Industry, Syria

11/06/2013

Egyptian, Jordanian documentary projects awarded in IsmailiaEgyptian, Jordanian documentary projects awarded in Ismailia

Film projects by one Syrian and two Palestinian filmmakers awarded support

A documentary project about Egyptian youth trying to revive an abandoned cinema, one about sexual harassment in Egypt, and a tale of friendship and sacrifice were awarded at the end of the Ismailia Film Festival's first co-production platform on...

Egypt, Syria , Palestine, Events and Festivals

10/06/2013

MADE in MED: Young South Mediterranean talents in CannesMADE in MED: Young South Mediterranean talents in Cannes

Euromed Audiovisual invited four filmmakers to promote their shorts in Cannes

Last month, Euromed Audiovisual invited the three Arab filmmakers who won Euromed Audiovisual's MADE in MED short film contest and the winner of the Libya Movie Awards to promote their films at the Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner. At the...

Events and Festivals, Syria , Egypt, Tunisia, Libya

19/05/2013

MADE in MED talents arrive in CannesMADE in MED talents arrive in Cannes

Meet them at the Short Film Corner from May 19 to 24!

The three Arab filmmakers who won Euromed Audiovisual's MADE in MED short film contest have arrived in Cannes to promote their films at the festival's Short Film Corner! At the festival, filmmakers Ahmed Hermassi from Tunisia, Mohamad El-Wassify...

Events and Festivals, Egypt, Tunisia, Syria , Programme Activities

14/05/2013

Dina Nasser’s Tiny Souls wins MADE in MED Audience AwardDina Nasser’s Tiny Souls wins MADE in MED Audience Award

Powerful insight into the situation in Syria through the eyes of innocent children

After a month of voting on the Euromed Audiovisual website, the public has finally agreed on its favourite short film out of 14 selected for the MADE in MED short film contest's Audience Award. The winner is Dina Nasser’s Tiny Souls, a short film...

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

19/03/2013

Ahmed Atef, Egyptian director of Bab SharqiAhmed Atef, Egyptian director of Bab Sharqi

"Art must move souls"

He is a film critic at Al Ahram, one of the biggest Egyptian newspapers, writes journalist O. Hind for Algerian newspaper L’Expression. After having studied in Egypt, France, Germany, Spain and the United States, Ahmed Atef started his career as...

Egypt, Syria

15/03/2013

Two minutes for Syria: 20 videos, two years of warTwo minutes for Syria: 20 videos, two years of war

Mobile phones bear witness to the distress of the Syrian people

To commemorate two years of conflict in Syria, photographer Sarah Moon and filmmaker Béatrice Soulé selected 20 short videos filmed by Syrians with their mobile phones. The two-minute films are viewable online and are being broadcast by several...

Events and Festivals, Syria

06/03/2013

In cinema, the Syrian revolution ends at Bab SharqiIn cinema, the Syrian revolution ends at Bab Sharqi

Egyptian director's feature about the Syrian revolution screens in Cairo

Bab Sharqi (lit. "The Eastern gate") is the first feature film to be entirely about the Syrian revolution, writes Houda Belabd for Al-Ahram. Its screening at the Journalists' Syndicate in Cairo was standing room only. Bab Sharqi is the name of...

Industry, Syria , Egypt

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