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French media to air Shaam News Network filmsFrench media to air Shaam News Network films

Part of an initiative to say "stop" to the massacre in Syria

Almost two years since the beginning of the Syrian civil war that, according to the UN, has so far killed as many as 70,000 people, several protests are to be organised in support of the Syrian people and against president Bashar el Assad, writes...

Events and Festivals, Syria


Lebanese-Syrian series shoots in northern LebanonLebanese-Syrian series shoots in northern Lebanon

One of several Syrian audiovisual productions relocated to Lebanon

Before the beginning of the Syrian uprising almost two years ago, the Syrian television drama industry was booming, and even competing with regional market leader Egypt. Today, as the Syrian crisis continues, the industry is having to find...

Industry, Syria


Filmed in Beirut, will Syrian Drama sell?Filmed in Beirut, will Syrian Drama sell?

Syrian TV producers have relocated to Lebanon

While fighting continues to rage across Syria, closing in on the capital of Damascus, Syrian producers of television drama series are working hard to find alternative ways to deliver content to various Arab satellite stations, writes Al-Akhbar....

Industry, Syria , Lebanon


Lebanese and Syrian producers can apply for DOCmed Local 2013Lebanese and Syrian producers can apply for DOCmed Local 2013

Submission deadline: February 11, 2013

DOCmed is a Euromed Audiovisual-funded training project designed for Arab producers with a specific documentary project for international co-production. For the third year in a row, DOCmed is offering young film professionals the opportunity to...

Opportunities, Grant Project Activities, Lebanon, Syria


Charif Kiwan, Syrian filmmakerCharif Kiwan, Syrian filmmaker

Recounting the revolution without dwelling on victimhood

Since April 2011, a group of young Syrian documentary filmmakers has been using cinema as a language to recount the revolution. Instead of immediate event coverage and a flurry of images without hierarchy, they seek instead to offer their viewers...

Events and Festivals, Syria


Hazem Al Hamzawi, Syrian director and producerHazem Al Hamzawi, Syrian director and producer

"In the Arab world we need to know more about producing"

Euromed Audiovisual caught up with the Syrian filmmaker at the 34th Mediterranean Film Festival - Cinemed - in Montpellier. What are you doing here in Montpellier? I’m in meetings to pitch my project. The title of my project is Caravan in a Room...

Events and Festivals, Syria


Erasmus Mundus opens applications for scholarships, special focus on Syrian studentsErasmus Mundus opens applications for scholarships, special focus on Syrian students

Among the courses proposed, DOC NOMADS, European Master on documentaries, send applications before December 15, 2012!

The European Commission announced that applications for the Erasmus Mundus scholarships for non-European students are now open. The scholarships are open also to Syrian students. The European Commission is indeed keen to ensure that during the...

Opportunities, Syria


Hala al Abdallah, Syrian directorHala al Abdallah, Syrian director

"A documentary is a real weapon"

At the Syrian Film Days in Brussels this month, Syrian director Hala al Abdallah spoke to Euromed Audiovisual about As If We Were Catching A Cobra, her latest feature-length documentary that was recently screened at the Toronto International Film...



Oussama Mohammad, Syrian directorOussama Mohammad, Syrian director

What would happen to the Syrian people without images?

At the Syrian Film Days, held last weekend in Brussels, Syrian director Oussama Mohammad screened his films Stars In Broad Daylight (1988) and Sacrifices (2002). He also paid tribute to his friend, the late Syrian documentary filmmaker Omar...



Ziad Majed, Lebanese researcher and political analystZiad Majed, Lebanese researcher and political analyst

“Film can create solidarity with the Syrian people”

Euromed Audiovisuel interviewed Lebanese researcher and political scientist Ziad Majed at the Syrian Film Days, where on September 16 he contributed to a roundtable discussion about the current situation in Syria. The event was organised by...

Programme Activities, Euromed Audiovisual News, Syria

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