23/04/2012

Euromed Audiovisual supports documentary projects at FIDADOC

FIDADOC, the first Moroccan festival and meeting platform exclusively dedicated to documentary filmmaking, will be back in Agadir for its fourth edition from April 24 to 28

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Euromed Audiovisual supports documentary projects at FIDADOC


FIDADOC, the first Moroccan festival and meeting platform exclusively dedicated to documentary filmmaking, will be back in Agadir for its fourth edition from April 24 to 28.

This year Euromed Audiovisual is partner of the festival, inviting several professionals to attend the event and present their projects to commissioning editors and decision makers.

In total 12 professionals will be invited to take part to this “market”, seven of them having participated either to DOCmed or Greenhouse, two training initiatives financed by the Programme.
Five other Lebanese and Tunisian professionals have been selected by the Capacity Development Support Unit of the Euromed Audiovisual III in order to facilitate the access to the TV market (2M) and to strengthen professional networks to improve cooperation and exchange.

Participants from Euromed Audiovisual’s financed project DOCmed:

  • Bahia Bencheikh El Fegoun (Algeria)
  • Hazem Alhamwi (Syria)

Participants from Euromed Audiovisual’s financed project Greenhouse:

  • Mia Bittar (Lebanon)
  • Abu Sidu (Palestine)
  • Youssef Ait Mansour (Morocco)
  • Sarah Lamrini (Morocco)
  • Marouane Bahrar (Morocco)

Other professionals invited by the Capacity Development Support UInit:

  • Ridha Tlili (Ayen Ken Productions, Tunisia)
  • Lassaad Oueslati (Perspective Production, Tunisia) 
  • Dima al Joundi (Crystal Films, Lebanon)
  • Hichem Benammar (5/5 Production, Tunisia) 
  • Chawki Knis (Association Tunisienne d’Action pour le Cinéma, Exit Productions, Tunisia)

At the festival, professionals will be able to network, discuss their projects with commissioning editors, and meet other professionals, including Reda Benjelloun, commission editor of the new documentaries slot for Morocco’s first private television channel 2M (see news).

The festival will open with Jerôme Le Maire’s Belgian documentary Le Thé ou l'électricité (lit. “Tea or electricity”) and close with La vie sans Brahim (lit. “Life without Brahim”) by Laurent Chevallier (Jury Prize in 2009 with La pépinière du désert). The closing film was produced in 2003 by the founder of the festival Nouzha Drissi, who tragically passed away last December. A tribute to Drissi in also part of this year’s event: archive images were edited by her friend Maureen Mazurek and will be shown to the public.

The FIDADOC programme this year also includes the screening of 12 eclectic titles, some of them examples of successful co-production between Mediterranean territories:

  • Quand je serai grande, je serai footballeur - Diane Sara (France, Tunisia)
  • Tahrir: Liberation Square - Stéfano Savona (Italy, France, Egypt)
  • Tinghir Jerusalem, les échos du mellah - Kamal Hachkar (Morocco, France),
  • The Virgin, the Copts and Me - Namir Abdel Messeeh (Egypt, France, Qatar)
  • Le Thé ou l'Electricité - Jérôme le Maire (Belgium, Morocco, France)
  • Bovines - Emmanuel Gras (France)
  • Jiha - Ridha Tlili (Tunisia)
  • Life - Patrick Epape (Cameroon, Belgium)
  • Los Ulises - Agatha Maciaszek, Alberto Garcia Ortiz (Spain)
  • Nous sommes ici - Abdallah Yahya (Tunisia)Soy Libre - Andrea Roggon (Germany, Cuba)
  • The Vanishing Spring Light - Xun Yu (Chine, Canada)

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