07/05/2013

Euromed Audiovisual brings Arab transmedia projects to Brussels

Lebanese and Moroccan filmmakers to attend the Millenium film fest this June

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Euromed Audiovisual brings Arab transmedia projects to Brussels

Two Arab transmedia projects, developed during the Euromed Audiovisual-funded Dia Sud Med training initiative, are to be presented during Brussels' Millenium international documentary film festival from May 31 to June 9.

Euromed Audiovisual is proud to have invited two film students from Morocco and Lebanon to the festival to present their transmedia projects on June 2 at the festival's Web-Doc Meetings.

Selwa Mjadli, who studied at Moroccan film school ESAV, will present Jalssa (lit. "Hearing"), a transmedia project born of an obsolete Moroccan justice system practiced far from the public eye. The project was born of a will to introduce justice issues into the public debate and to inform the average citizen. Jalssa wants to involve web users as jurors on major social issues by reconstructing fictitious trials.

As for Mohamed Sabbah, a student at Lebanese film school ALBA, he will present TheTree of Forbidden Love, a project for a participatory website where people can tell their forbidden love stories that a network of filmmakers will then turn into short films, images, sound, drawings and text.

Based in Brussels? Meet the directors of these original and intelligent projects from May 31 to June 9 at the Millenium film festival!

The Dia Sud Med project brings together three South Mediterranean film schools: the Graduate School of Visual Arts (ESAV) in Marrakech, the Higher Institute of Multimedia Arts of the Manouba (ISAMM) in Tunis, and the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA) in Beirut.

Among its other activities, the initiative offers audiovisual students and professionals at these three schools training modules on the creation of transmedia projects for the web.

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