Carthage Film Festival announces its line-up

The Man from Oran, Decor, Theeb, The Valley and They Are the Dogs in the competition

Events and Festivals, Tunisia

Carthage Film Festival announces its line-up

From November 29 to December 6, thirty-six countries will take part in the 25th edition of the Carthage Film Festival (JCC).

Fifteen films are in the Feature Competition, whose jury is headed by American director Danny Glover. They include: two Algerian films (Lyes Salem's The Man from Oran and Narimane Mari's Loubia Hamra), an Egyptian film (Decor directed by Ahmad Abdalla), an Jordanian film (Naji Abu Nowar's Theeb), one Lebanese film (Ghassan Salhab's The Valley), one Moroccan film (Hicham Lasri's They Are the Dogs), one Palestinian film (Hany Abu Assad's Omar), one Syrian film (Samer Nadjari and Dominique Chila's Arwad) and one Tunisian film (Jilani Saadi's Bidoun 2).


Among the 19 documentaries in competition are Egyptian director Ahmed Nour's Waves, Jordanian director Mais Darwazah's My Love Awaits Me by the Sea, Palestinian director Khaled Jarrar's Infiltrators and Tunisian director Hamza Uni's El Gortdu.

The National Competition also returns to the event this year, with 12 Tunisian short films, including Walid Tayaa's Diary of an Ordinary Citizen and Fahd Chebbi's 4466. This section was removed in 2010. 

Sixteen international short films will also be competing.

The festival will open with Mauritanian director Abderrahman Sissako's Timbuktu.

For the first time since its creation, the event will also be held outside Carthage, in Tunisia's interior. Six cities have been selected for screenings: Kairouan, Jendouba (at a newly restored cinema), Thala, Gafsa, Medenine and Menzel Bourguiba.

Held since 1992, the Project Workshop has now been renamed Takmil ("finishing" in Arabic). It will support African and Arab film projects with post-production awards from organisations such as the French CNC (€20,000), OIF (€10,000), the EUNIC (€9,000), and ALECSO (€5,000). Up to 27 film projects are in the running.

For a full programme, please click here.


Translation: Yma de Almeida

Sources: Tekiano, DirectInfoBabnet

Photos: JCC (Facebook)


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