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19/09/2012

Hala al Abdallah: “I want to thank filmmakers from around the world who stood up in support of Syria”Hala al Abdallah: “I want to thank filmmakers from around the world who stood up in support of Syria”

At this weekend’s Syrian Film Days, directors Hala Alabdalla and Oussama Mohammad discussed cinema and revolution in Syria

On Saturday at Brussels' Syrian Film Days, filmmakers Hala al Abdallah and Oussama Mohammad spoke of longstanding activism and of the power of images in the current uprising against the government in Syria. The Syrian revolution is a revolution...

Programme Activities, Syria , Events and Festivals

17/09/2012

Syrian Film Days kick off in BrusselsSyrian Film Days kick off in Brussels

President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso attended the film festival

The Syrian Film Days garnered great public and political attention this weekend, after the four-day film festival kicked off last Friday at the Bozar in Brussels. On Sunday, President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso notably...

Events and Festivals, Syria

17/09/2012

Oussama Mohammad: Omar Amiralay was a “refined and rebellious Syrian hero”Oussama Mohammad: Omar Amiralay was a “refined and rebellious Syrian hero”

This weekend's Syrian Film Days opened with a homage to the late Syrian documentary filmmaker

The Syrian Film Days kicked off last Friday in Brussels with a homage to departed Syrian film director Omar Amiralay, who in 1972 made the first-ever feature-length documentary in Arabic, the highly critical Everyday Life in a Syrian Village. The...

Programme Activities, Syria , Events and Festivals

14/09/2012

Hala al Abdallah and Ossama Mohammed: images as resistanceHala al Abdallah and Ossama Mohammed: images as resistance

Belgian daily Le Soir interviewed the Syrian film directors at the Syrian Film Days, an event co-organised by Euromed Audiovisual

When she receives us, the director of the magnificent I Am the One Who Brings Flowers to Her Grave (2006), a film that was screened at many film festivals and awarded in Venice, is supporting a group of hunger strikers fighting for Bashar al...

Events and Festivals, Industry, Syria

29/08/2012

In Belgium, Euromed Audiovisual gives homage to SyriaIn Belgium, Euromed Audiovisual gives homage to Syria

The Syrian Film Days will be held at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels from September 14 to 17

In partnership with Bozar Cinema, the Halles de Schaerbeek, and Cinematek, the European Union’s Euromed Audiovisual programme will give homage to Syria and Syrian cinema from September 14 to 17 at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. The...

Programme Activities, Euromed Audiovisual News, Events and Festivals, Syria

21/08/2012

Four South Mediterranean documentaries to premiere in TorontoFour South Mediterranean documentaries to premiere in Toronto

Four documentary co-productions from the South Mediterranean are to make their international debut at the Canadian film fest

The Toronto International Film Festival recently unveiled a flurry of new additions to its lineup, including four documentaries from the South Mediterranean region. “There is great satisfaction in discovering films from new voices in non-fiction...

Events and Festivals, Lebanon, Syria , Algeria, Israel

18/07/2012

Syrian filmmakers Diana El Jeiroudi and Orwa Nyrabia honoured in SarajevoSyrian filmmakers Diana El Jeiroudi and Orwa Nyrabia honoured in Sarajevo

After winning the European Documentary Network’s EDN Award earlier this year, Syrian filmmakers and DOX BOX founders Diana El Jeiroudi and Orwa Nyrabia last week received another award at the Sarajevo Film Festival. “We are honoured to receive...

Events and Festivals, Syria

11/06/2012

Syrian DOCmed participant selected for Crossroads grantSyrian DOCmed participant selected for Crossroads grant

A DOCmed documentary project from Syria is one of five film projects from the South Mediterranean to receive funding and professional support from the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) Crossroads programme. Hazem Alhamwi, a 2011 participant...

Syria , Grant Project Activities, Events and Festivals

21/03/2012

Banned Syrian documentaries at DOX BOX CairoBanned Syrian documentaries at DOX BOX Cairo

At DOX BOX Cairo, a Syrian documentary filmmaker tells a familiar story of censorship

When Syrian director Nidal al-Dibs spoke to a Cairene audience about his documentaryBlack Stone on DOX BOX Global Day last Thursday, the filmmaker, who has only ever had two screenplays approved by the Syrian government's National Film...

Events and Festivals, Syria

15/03/2012

Syria’s DOX BOX Global Day 2012Syria’s DOX BOX Global Day 2012

On and around March 15, in more than 30 venues worldwide

Banned Syrian classics and clandestine films to screen in more than 30 venues worldwide as part of DOX BOX Global Day on and around March 15, the first anniversary of Syria’s uprising. The screening will mark the DOX BOX Global day, which is an...

Events and Festivals, Syria

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