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14/11/2014

Daniel Ziskind, representative of Egyptian production company ZAD in EuropeDaniel Ziskind, representative of Egyptian production company ZAD in Europe

"I’m convinced that great directors from this region of the world will emerge, and that Arab cinema will be increasingly exported"

Euromed Audiovisual met with Daniel Ziskind, representative of Egyptian production company ZAD in Europe. The company has just released the film El Ott by Ibrahim El Batout with Amr Waked, an Egyptian star known for his role as the French police...

Industry, Egypt

14/11/2014

Jordan has much to offer Canadian filmmakers, says producerJordan has much to offer Canadian filmmakers, says producer

A co-production treaty between Canada and Jordan is reportedly in the works

Jordan's suitable environment and efficient workforce are among the main attractions that continue to bring Canadian filmmakers to the country, Canadian producer Niv Fichman said on Sunday, according to the Jordan Times. Fichman said he is in...

Jordan, Industry

13/11/2014

Med Culture: supporting Morocco in developing its cultural sectorMed Culture: supporting Morocco in developing its cultural sector

Med Culture to hold a national focus group on development in culture in Rabat

Following two roundtable consultations held in Rabat with the Moroccan authorities and stakeholders in the cultural sector in March, the EU-funded regional programme Med Culture is organising the first meeting of a national focus group on...

Morocco

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 line-upCairo's Panorama of the European Film announces 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

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

31/10/2014

Amor Hakkar, Algerian director of The ProofAmor Hakkar, Algerian director of The Proof

"I deal with the impossibility of admitting and coming to terms with being infertile"

The Proof tells the story of Ali, a married taxi driver who is afraid that he is infertile. But it is also entwined with that of a young pregnant woman who accuses him of being the father of her child. It's a quiet, introspective film that...

Algeria

31/10/2014

Hefzy, Abdalla reteam on Black Tea adaptationHefzy, Abdalla reteam on Black Tea adaptation

Hefzy also co-producing Mohamed Khan’s next film Before the Summer Crowds

Egyptian producer Mohamed Hefzy and director Ahmad Abdalla are reuniting for an adaptation of Lebanese writer Rabee Jaber’s 1995 novel Black Tea, reports Melanie Goodfellow for Screen Daily. “Set mostly in Beirut, the story follows a young man...

Egypt

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