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31/07/2014

20 professionals to be trained in script writing and script editing techniques20 professionals to be trained in script writing and script editing techniques

The “Socrates” training initiative will be held between September and December

The Euromed Audiovisual Programme concluded the selection of the professionals that will be attending the “Socrates” training initiative organised in cooperation with the French Institute in Tunis. A total of 20 professionals will be following...

Programme Activities, Euromed Audiovisual News

30/07/2014

Films help Lebanese come to terms with dark pastFilms help Lebanese come to terms with dark past

Lebanon's civil war ended a quarter of a century ago, but its filmmakers remain fixated on this dark period, seeing their movies as a kind of catharsis to help heal collective trauma, reports AFP. The industry's focus contrasts sharply with a...

Lebanon

29/07/2014

Moroccan film Adios Carmen wins at Yaounde Black Screens film festMoroccan film Adios Carmen wins at Yaounde Black Screens film fest

Moroccan filmmaker Mohamed Amine Benamraoui’s feature debut Adios Carmen has won first prize at Cameroon's Yaounde Black Screens film festival, reports Morocco World News. Adios Carmen tells the story of Amar, a 10-year-old who lives alone with...

Events and Festivals, Morocco

22/07/2014

Palestinian director Najwa Najjar’s Eyes of a Thief ready for the screenPalestinian director Najwa Najjar’s Eyes of a Thief ready for the screen

After six years and a lot of drama, Najjar is now waiting to hear where Eyes of a Thief will have its world premiere

It has been six years coming, but finally the world is going to get to see the second film from Najwa Najjar, reports Alex Ritman for The National. Back in 2008, the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) gave this emerging Palestinian...

Palestine

18/07/2014

Indie filmmaker Ahmad Abdalla pays big-budget homage to old Egyptian cinemaIndie filmmaker Ahmad Abdalla pays big-budget homage to old Egyptian cinema

Decor, a psychological drama set in Cairo, is set to be released this September in Egypt

Ahmad Abdalla is proving to be a filmmaker increasingly difficult to pigeonhole, writes Alex Ritman for The National. Following his first two, hugely well-received feature films, Heliopolis and Microphone, it looked like the young Egyptian was a...

Egypt

18/07/2014

In Algerian cinemas, one in three films shown must be local, says new decreeIn Algerian cinemas, one in three films shown must be local, says new decree

According to the new ministerial decree, cinemas must also meet required screening conditions

Algerian cinemas are now required to devote one third of their annual programming to local productions and to comply with new screening standards, according to a new decree from the Algerian culture ministry, reports Algeria Press Service. Cinema...

Algeria

17/07/2014

MEDIMED documentary market seeks projects and productionsMEDIMED documentary market seeks projects and productions

Submission deadline: July 31

The MEDIMED documentary film market is seeking documentary projects in development and finished documentary productions from the European Union as well as Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia...

Opportunities

15/07/2014

Amr Salama's Made in Egypt to hit local and regional cinemas concurrentlyAmr Salama's Made in Egypt to hit local and regional cinemas concurrently

Made in Egypt producers decide to screen the film in GCC countries, Lebanon and Jordan simultaneously

Amr Salama’s highly anticipated film Made in Egypt will be released during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday at the end of July in 100 theatres across Egypt, reports Ahram Online. The film will concurrently screen in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries...

Egypt

14/07/2014

Tropfest Arabia 2014 calls for short films about timeTropfest Arabia 2014 calls for short films about time

Submission deadline: August 31

Tropfest Arabia’s fourth edition is calling for short films by Arab filmmakers on the theme of time. Shortlisted films will be shown at a public screening in Abu Dhabi in 2014, and will also be available for viewing online. To send a film in to...

Opportunities

11/07/2014

Karama human rights film fest calls for filmsKarama human rights film fest calls for films

Submission deadline : August 1

The Karama Human Rights Film Festival (KHRFF) is calling for short and feature-length fiction, documentary and animation films for its fifth edition, to be held from December 5 to 10 in Jordan. The festival, organised by Ma3mal 612 - Think...

Opportunities

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