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17/04/2014

Bab El Fella, a film from the heart of TunisBab El Fella, a film from the heart of Tunis

Moslah Kraiem’s directorial debut follows a serial killer in the old medina of Tunis

Tunisian filmmaker Moslah Kraïem's first film is set in Bab El Fella, one of the popular neighbourhoods of the old medina of Tunis near the Jellaz cemetery, reports Kapitalis. Bab El Fella opened in Tunisian cinemas on April 7: Al Hambra in la...

Tunisia

04/04/2014

El Challat, a Tunisian Jack the Ripper, now out in cinemasEl Challat, a Tunisian Jack the Ripper, now out in cinemas

Ben Kaouther Hénia's first feature is inspired by a true story from 2003

In her first fiction feature El Challat (in French, Le Challat de Tunis), for 90 minutes, Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hénia recounts the true tale of a "serial" gasher who made headlines in Tunisia in 2003, reports JetSetMagazine. It's the...

Industry, Tunisia

25/03/2014

Sousse Children and Youth Film Fest kicks off in TunisiaSousse Children and Youth Film Fest kicks off in Tunisia

250 young Tunisians to attend the festival's workshops

The 10th Sousse International Children's Film Festival (FIFEJ) opened on Sunday night with the screening of Syrian director Mohammad Malas’ Ladder to Damascus, reports Direct Info. The festival will last until Saturday, March 29. During the...

Events and Festivals, Tunisia

13/03/2014

Mediterranean audiovisual operators to gather in TunisiaMediterranean audiovisual operators to gather in Tunisia

COPEAM to hold their annual conference from April 10 to 13 in Tunis

The Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (COPEAM) are to discuss "reshaping cooperation" at their 21st annual conference and general assembly, to be held this year from April 10 to 13 in Tunis. Over the last two years,...

Events and Festivals, Tunisia

14/02/2014

North African films do well in French cinemas in 2013North African films do well in French cinemas in 2013

Laïla Marrakchi’s Rock The Casbah does best, attracting 63,000 viewers

While Egyptian films did extremely well in French cinemas in 2012, Moroccan and Tunisian films made the most admissions among films from the South Mediterranean region in French cinemas in 2013, according to Images Francophones. Moroccan director...

Industry, Tunisia, Morocco, Lebanon

07/02/2014

Tunisian Filmmaker Association to hold its annual meetingTunisian Filmmaker Association to hold its annual meeting

Tunis cultural centres to host the event, with film screenings and prizes for best films

The Association of Tunisian Filmmakers (ARFT) is to hold the third edition of its annual meeting at the Ibn Kheldoun and Ibn Rachiq cultural centres, as well as at the Quatrième Art in Tunis from February 13 to 16. Many film professionals are...

Events and Festivals, Tunisia

08/01/2014

Over 20,000 ticket sales for Tunisian film BastardoOver 20,000 ticket sales for Tunisian film Bastardo

Tunisian director Nejib Belkadhi's feature tops 20,000 admissions in less than a month

More than 20,000 people in Tunisia have seen Nejib Belkadhi's latest film Bastardo since its national release on December 8, according to the Tunisian magazine Mag 14. The film tells the story of Mohsen, or Bastardo, who is found in a dustbin and...

Industry, Tunisia

20/12/2013

Latifa Doghri and Salem Trabelsi, Tunisian directors of Boxing with HerLatifa Doghri and Salem Trabelsi, Tunisian directors of Boxing with Her

"These women chose boxing to acquire a place in society, to be seen, to exist"

Tunisian directors Latifa Doghri and Salem Trabelsi screened their first documentary Boxing with Her at the 13thBrussels Mediterranean Film Festival last December. The film follows Tunisian women boxers in their daily struggle to defend their...

Events and Festivals, Tunisia

13/12/2013

Med Film Factory-supported A Full Moon Night gets greenlightMed Film Factory-supported A Full Moon Night gets greenlight

Tunisian director Fares Naanaa's film to start shooting in February 2014

Tunisian director Fares Naanaa’s A Full Moon Night, winner of the top Dubai Film Connection (DFC) prize last year, will start shooting in February 2014, reports Screendaily. A Full Moon Night was also supported by Euromed Audiovisual through its...

Grant Project Activities, Tunisia

11/12/2013

I’m Not Dead investigates contemporary FranceI’m Not Dead investigates contemporary France

French-Tunisian director Mehdi Ben Attia screened in Brussels

The French production I’m Not Dead, the second feature as a director of French-Tunisian screenwriter (and jury member) Mehdi Ben Attia, has been screened in the frame of the 13th Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival. I’m Not Dead stars Belgian...

Events and Festivals, Tunisia