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27/11/2014

Loubia Hamra: farewell to French AlgeriaLoubia Hamra: farewell to French Algeria

Narimane Mari's narrative feature debut screened at Beirut's Cultural Resistance Film Festival

Narimane Mari began writing the script for Loubia Hamra as Algeria was preparing for the 50th anniversary celebrations of the War of Independence. "At that moment, so many stories resurfaced, chaotically, painfully, ceremoniously," she says. "I...

Industry, Events and Festivals, Algeria

24/11/2014

Human Capital opens European Film Festival in LebanonHuman Capital opens European Film Festival in Lebanon

Up to 41 European titles and Shady Abdesalam's The Mummy screen in Lebanon

Up to 41 recent European feature films two short films are to screen at the European Film Festival in Lebanon from November 26 to December, reports L’Orient Le Jour. The event is organised by the Delegation of the European Union in Lebanon, in...

Events and Festivals, Lebanon

20/11/2014

Marrakech International Film Festival 2014 reveals line-upMarrakech International Film Festival 2014 reveals line-up

Competing films include Marwan Hamed's The Blue Elephant and Mohamed Mouftakir's L’Orchestre des Aveugles

The 14th Marrakech International Film Festival (FIFM) will open on December 5 with James Marsh's The Theory of Everything, and will close on December 13 with J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year starring Jessica Chastain, who is expected to grace...

Events and Festivals, Morocco

18/11/2014

Moroccan film festivals unite in new federationMoroccan film festivals unite in new federation

Rabat, Tetouan, Agadir, Salé and Dakhla film fests join forces

The Rabat, Tetouan, Agadir, Salé and Dakhla film festivals have announced the creation of a Moroccan film festival federation, reports Le 360. These founding members aim to fill the existing gap in collaboration between the country's film...

Industry, Events and Festivals, Morocco

15/11/2014

Nassima Guessoum's documentary 10,949 Femmes awarded in AlgiersNassima Guessoum's documentary 10,949 Femmes awarded in Algiers

Special mention for Bahia Bencheikh and Meriem Achour's Us, Outside, developed during DOCmed 2011

Algerian director Nassima Guessoum on Wednesday received the grand documentary prize at the 5th Algiers Film Festival (JCA) for 10,949 Femmes (lit. "10,949 Women"), reports Le Temps d’Algérie. In her documentary, the filmmaker tells the story of...

Events and Festivals, Algeria

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

12/11/2014

Cultural Resistance Film Festival launches in LebanonCultural Resistance Film Festival launches in Lebanon

Jocelyne Saab is behind Lebanon's first Cultural Resistance Film Festival, from November 12 to 17

Jocelyne Saab knows a thing or two about resistance: She has needed plenty to make her vision a reality. For over a year, she has been planning the Cultural Resistance Film Festival, a film festival unlike any other in Lebanon to date, taking...

Events and Festivals, Lebanon

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

10/11/2014

Algiers Film Festival kicks off for its fifth yearAlgiers Film Festival kicks off for its fifth year

Far from Men opens the festival, Us, Outside features in the programme

Ministre of culture Nadia Labidi launched the 5th annual Algiers Film Festival (in French, Journées cinématographiques d’Alger or JCA) last Saturday evening. The festival, held in Algiers' El Mouggar cinema, took place from November 8 to 12, El...

Events and Festivals, Algeria

06/11/2014

Cairo's Panorama of the European Film announces its line-upCairo's Panorama of the European Film announces its line-up

Winter Sleep among the films at two main venues, including new arthouse screen Zawya

Cairo's autumn European film rendez-vous is back with award-winning titles from all over Europe at two cinemas: Galaxy and new arthouse screen Zawya. The seventh edition of the Panorama of the European Film, an event founded by Egyptian producer...

Events and Festivals, Egypt

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