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18/12/2014

I Am Nujoom, Roshmia and The Council awarded in DubaiI Am Nujoom, Roshmia and The Council awarded in Dubai

Awards for a Yemeni tale of underage divorce, and two docs following Palestinians, elderly and school-age

The awards are out for this year's Dubai Film Festival. In the feature film competition, for the first time, Best Fiction Feature went to a Yemeni film. Khadija al-Salami's I Am Nojoom, Aged 10 and Divorced (Yemen, UAE and France), is based on a...

Events and Festivals

15/12/2014

Egyptian filmmaker crowdfunds for celluloid ode to Bergman's PersonaEgyptian filmmaker crowdfunds for celluloid ode to Bergman's Persona

Maged Nader will be developing his short film in Egypt's only hand-processing lab

Fathy, a desperate young writer, buys a bottle of shampoo, only to discover its label is an image from a Swedish cinematic classic, Ingmar Bergman's Persona. How did it get there? Young Egyptian filmmaker Maged Nader's next short film project,...

Egypt

12/12/2014

Nabil Ayouch to release prostitution drama Expired in 2015Nabil Ayouch to release prostitution drama Expired in 2015

His next film Razzia, a sci-fi film on a tiny elite living cut off from the poor masses, is in development

Morocco’s best-known international director, Nabil Ayouch, is currently in Marrakech filming a stark social drama about prostitution, reports Variety. Following on from God’s Horses, which profiles a group of young men growing up in poverty,...

Industry, Morocco

11/12/2014

Moroccan cinema centre chief outlines film policyMoroccan cinema centre chief outlines film policy

Sarim Fassi Fihri aims to invest more in new screens, script development, circulation of films abroad and tax incentives

Over the past 10 years, cinema has occupied centre stage in Moroccan culture, both as a result of major international events, such as the Marrakech International Film Festival, and also the local popularity of Moroccan films, which over recent...

Industry, Morocco

10/12/2014

Euromed Audiovisual partners with Brussel’s Mediterranean Film FestivalEuromed Audiovisual partners with Brussel’s Mediterranean Film Festival

The programme screens short films awarded during its MADE in MED contest, invites directors to attend

The Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival, running from December 5 to 12, is screening a great variety of films from the South Mediterranean this year. As a festival partner for the third year in a row, Euromed Audiovisual invited several...

Events and Festivals

09/12/2014

New Roberto Cimetta fund to support cultural organisations and projectsNew Roberto Cimetta fund to support cultural organisations and projects

Submission deadline: January 31

The Roberto Cimetta Fund is handing out grants of no more than € 3,000 to support the sustainability of cultural organisations and projects. This funding line aims to promote cultural and artistic initiatives lead by Arab artists and cultural...

Opportunities

08/12/2014

Ten shorts by young Palestinian women filmmakers screen in GenevaTen shorts by young Palestinian women filmmakers screen in Geneva

Denied travel permits, two filmmakers are unable to attend, but join the discussions on Skype

Short films by Palestinian women filmmakers screened at a focus on “Palestine: To Film is to Exist” at the Film Meetings in Geneva, Switzerland, from November 28 to December 1. Ten films produced by Shashat Women Cinema were screened, among which...

Events and Festivals, Palestine

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

04/12/2014

Applications open for short film development workshopApplications open for short film development workshop

Application deadline: January 10

The Cimatheque – Alternative Film Centre in Cairo, Egypt, is now accepting applications for a Short Film Development Workshop mentored by Egyptian director Hala Lotfy to take place between February 20 and 26, 2015. Eight projects will be selected...

Opportunities, Egypt

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