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11/12/2014

Omar, The Wanted 18 awarded in CarthageOmar, The Wanted 18 awarded in Carthage

Post-production prizes for upcoming films from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Tunisia

This year, the Carthage Film Festival gave its top awards to two films by Palestinian directors. In the narrative feature competition, Hany Abu-Assad's Omar won the Golden Tanit, as well as Best Script, the Young Jury Prize and the Audience...

Events and Festivals, Tunisia

05/12/2014

Egyptian, Palestinian short films to premiere in DubaiEgyptian, Palestinian short films to premiere in Dubai

Short films by Lebanese, Tunisian and Jordanian filmmakers also selected for the festival

A myriad of short films by Arab filmmakers will be screening at the Dubai International Film Festival from December 10 to 17, starting with no less than three Egyptian films screening in the competitive Muhr Shorts section. Ahmed Ibrahim's Al...

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

04/12/2014

Euromed Audiovisual reviews results at the Mediterranean Film ForumEuromed Audiovisual reviews results at the Mediterranean Film Forum

Participants issue a plea for continued support to the region's audiovisual sector

The conference closed with participants composing of a plea to decision makers and institutions in the region, as well as the European Union, to continue to support the development of the region's audiovisual sector. As the European Union...

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

28/11/2014

Euromed Audiovisual holds Mediterranean Film ForumEuromed Audiovisual holds Mediterranean Film Forum

As the programme draws to a close, almost 100 film professionals are to gather in Tunis to discuss future priorities

The European Union's Euromed Audiovisual III programme is to host the "Mediterranean Film Forum" on December 2 and 3 in Tunis. Almost 100 film and audiovisual professionals from Europe and the South Mediterranean region will be participating in...

Euromed Audiovisual News, Programme Activities, Tunisia

26/11/2014

Lilia Blaise, journalist and director of 7 LivesLilia Blaise, journalist and director of 7 Lives

"Islamists, leftist activists, rebellious workers and trade unionists underwent the same torture and abuse"

Euromed Audiovisual met Lilia Blaise and Amine Boufaied, respectively Franco-Tunisian journalist and director, and Tunisian co-director of 7 Lives (7 Vies), a documentary that challenges the current popular nostalgia of Ben Ali's dictatorship....

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25/11/2014

7 Lives: nostalgia for the Ben Ali days called into question7 Lives: nostalgia for the Ben Ali days called into question

The documentary has resonated with audiences in Tunis, Paris and Beirut

“My barber has a portrait of Ben Ali hanging in his shop,” Tunisian filmmaker Amine Boufaied told journalist Lilia Blaise in 2013. And the idea for the documentary 7 Lives was born. The "7" refers to November 7, 1987, when a coup d’état brought...

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13/11/2014

Carthage Film Festival announces its line-upCarthage Film Festival announces its line-up

The Man from Oran, Decor, Theeb, The Valley and They Are the Dogs in the competition

From November 29 to December 6, thirty-six countries will take part in the 25th edition of the Carthage Film Festival (JCC). Fifteen films are in the Feature Competition, whose jury is headed by American director Danny Glover. They include: two...

Events and Festivals, Tunisia

10/11/2014

Maghreb des Films holds sixth edition in ParisMaghreb des Films holds sixth edition in Paris

Sixty Algerian, Moroccan and Tunisian films in the programme, until December 18

The sixth Maghreb des Films will run until December 18 in Paris, reports the Huffington Post Maghreb-Algérie. Algerian, Moroccan and Mauritanian are in the programme. Sixty films are in the programme, amongst them the Mauritanian film Timbuktu...

Events and Festivals, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia

16/10/2014

Arab screenwriters fly home from Djerba, with new script editing toolsArab screenwriters fly home from Djerba, with new script editing tools

Euromed Audiovisual's first Socrates scriptwriting and editing workshop wraps up in Tunisia

Euromed Audiovisual's three-day Socrates scriptwriting and editing workshop wrapped up in Djerba on Sunday. Organised in cooperation with the French Institute of Tunis, the workshop is just the beginning of an innovative initiative to last until...

Programme Activities, Euromed Audiovisual News, Tunisia

30/09/2014

7 ½: a documentary confronts Tunisians with their recent past7 ½: a documentary confronts Tunisians with their recent past

With his documentary, Néjib Belakhdi's sought to perform "act of citizenship"

Director Néjib Belakhdi has chosen to confront Tunisian cinema-goers with their recent past in his new socio-political documentary 7 ½, reports Tekiano. With a hand-held camera, Belkadhi interviews passers-by, politicians and experts. By...

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