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05/11/2014

The Valley, Mother of the Unborn and Theeb awarded in Abu DhabiThe Valley, Mother of the Unborn and Theeb awarded in Abu Dhabi

Awards also for The Wanted 18, Queens of Syria, Return to Homs and The Man from Oran

The Abu Dhabi Film Festival wrapped up last weekend with awards for narrative and documentary features by Lebanese, Jordanian, Palestinian, Syrian and Egyptian filmmakers. In the Narrative Competition, Lebanese director Ghassan Salhab won Best...

Events and Festivals

30/10/2014

Eyes of a Thief, Gate of Departure to compete at Cairo International Film FestivalEyes of a Thief, Gate of Departure to compete at Cairo International Film Festival

El Ott, Theeb, Challat, Silvered Water and Decor also to screen at a new, revived edition

The much-awaited 36th Cairo International Film Festival has unveiled its programme, with Arab and European titles in its new and revived sections. The festival is to run at the Cairo Opera House from November 9 to 18. In the festival's...

Events and Festivals, Egypt

29/10/2014

Amr Waked, Egyptian actor and producer of Ibrahim El Batout’s El OttAmr Waked, Egyptian actor and producer of Ibrahim El Batout’s El Ott

"For me, it’s a very philosophical film"

Egyptian actor Amr Waked, recently seen on international screens in Luc Besson’s Lucy, is working with Ibrahim El-Batout for a second time on El Ott, reports ScreenDaily. In El Ott, which premiered in the Abu Dhabi Film Festival on Monday...

Events and Festivals, Egypt

28/10/2014

Euromed Audiovisual teams up with MeditalentsEuromed Audiovisual teams up with Meditalents

Soon, Socrates script editors will work with the screenplay development programme

Euromed Audiovisual has teamed up with Meditalents, a screenplay development programme for screenwriters from the Mediterranean region working on their first feature film. It is supporting Meditalents's 2014-2015 class with flights for...

Events and Festivals, Euromed Audiovisual News, Programme Activities

28/10/2014

Auteur cinema returns to RabatAuteur cinema returns to Rabat

The festival celebrates Moroccan and Spanish cinema, invites Palestinian director Elia Suleiman

The 20th Rabat Auteur Film Festival is back this year in the Moroccan capital from October 24 to November 2. Its Panorama of Moroccan films is to include Mohamed Amine Benamraoui's Adios Carmen and Mohamed Ahed Bensouda's Behind Closed Doors. The...

Events and Festivals, Morocco

27/10/2014

Ken Loach's Jimmy's Hall to open 23rd European Film Weeks in MoroccoKen Loach's Jimmy's Hall to open 23rd European Film Weeks in Morocco

Eight European films will tour around Morocco from November 5 to 26

The 23rd edition of the European Film Weeks in Morocco will take place from November 5 to 26 in Marrakech (November 5-12), Tangier (November 10-17) and Rabat (November 19-26). This year’s edition will open with Jimmy’s Hall by British director...

Events and Festivals, Morocco

27/10/2014

Falcon Films swoops on Ibrahim El-Batout’s El OttFalcon Films swoops on Ibrahim El-Batout’s El Ott

Film that premieres in competition at Abu Dhabi stars Egyptian actor Amr Waked as a gangster who challenges a child organ trafficker

Pan-Arab distributor Falcon Films has acquired Middle East and North Africa rights to Egyptian director Ibrahim El-Batout’s El Ott ahead of its premiere in competition at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF), reports ScreenDaily. The picture,...

Events and Festivals, Egypt

24/10/2014

Scriptwriting workshop for students, films at the European Film Festival in JordanScriptwriting workshop for students, films at the European Film Festival in Jordan

The 26th European Film Festival will run from October 26 to November 7

The 26th European Film Festival will take place in Amman from October 26 to November 7, kicking off in Zarqa and touring four governorates: Zarqa, Irbid, Tafileh and Aqaba. Thirteen European films will be screened at the Institut Francais, the...

Events and Festivals, Jordan

24/10/2014

South Mediterranean films and filmmakers at Montpellier 2014South Mediterranean films and filmmakers at Montpellier 2014

Euromed Audiovisual partners with Cinemed to invite guests from the region

This year's Cinemed Montpellier International Mediterranean Film Festival is almost upon us, with a great selection of films and guests from the South Mediterranean. The festival runs from October 25 to November 1. This year, Euromed Audiovisual...

Events and Festivals, Euromed Audiovisual News, Grant Project Activities

20/10/2014

Haifa's top prize goes to Asaf Korman's debut feature, Next to HerHaifa's top prize goes to Asaf Korman's debut feature, Next to Her

The title was awarded three major prizes at the Haifa Festival

The 30th Haifa International Film Festival ended yesterday with a clear winner: Asaf Korman's debut feature, Next to Her, won the three major prizes: the Best Israeli Feature Film; Liron Ben-Shlush won the script prize; and the film also won the...

Events and Festivals, Israel