Future Lab Tunisia to build premises for anchoring sustainable and constructive community

Credit goes to Facebook Page Future Lab Tunisia Future Lab Tunisia has taken the initiative to build new premises for hosting its activities in the middle school Ibn Khaldun in Manouba, Tunis. This initiative is meant to anchor the educational and cultural project of Future Lab Tunisia in its school environment and in the neighbourhood where it has been operating for more than two years.  The Kamel Lazaar Foundation will lay the foundation stone for the construction of premises specially dedicated to the project. These premises include a large rehearsal…

ISESCO document on digital culture proposes to create search engine for Islamic world

The ISESCO Guidance Document on “Digital Culture: Opportunities and Challenges”, adopted by the 11th Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers, which was hosted by Tunisia on December 17 and 18 this year, proposed the creation of an electronic search engine for the Islamic world, to highlight its cultural production and information materials, and facilitate its circulation at the global level and within the specialized departments. The document deals with three axes, the first of which is the definition of digital culture and its history, the second is the challenges and prospects…

CIFF President makes US VARIETY’S most influential media figures list

US magazine “Variety” has announced its annual list of the 500 most influential personalities who make up the media and entertainment industry in the world.  Among these figures were Egyptian producer and scriptwriter Mohamed Hefzy, president of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), and businessman Naguib Sawiris, founder of the El Gouna Film Festival. The list is chosen by the magazine’s editorial board, which conducts extensive research of its choices, to reflect the achievements of the 500 personalities over the past 12 months. The list includes a number of prominent…

ISESCO to renovate house of Scholar Ibn Khaldoun in Tunisia

The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) launched an initiative to renovate the house of the scholar Abd al-Rahman Ibn Khaldoun in the centre of Tunis, as part of its new vision and future strategy, which adopts the protection and preservation of heritage in the Islamic world countries. Dr Salem bin Mohammed Al-Malik, Director-General of ISESCO, announced the initiative during his speech at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Tunis Capital of Islamic Culture event, which was held in the city of Culture in the Tunisian capital on Thursday…

Invader Installs ‘Star Wars’ Mosaics Across the Island of Djerba

Last month, Invader snuck onto the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris to install one of his famous mosaics. For his latest invasion, the notorious street artist paid a visit to the island of Djerba in Tunisia to install a total of 58 new pieces. One of the more eye-catching works is a series of Star Wars characters to celebrate the premiere of the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie, an article by Keith Estiler published in hypebeast reads. Some of these pixelated figures were installed in the locations featured in the cult film…

CIFF Deputy Director Ahmed Shawky reveals outcomes of 41st session of the festival

Honouring actress Menna Shalaby was too late 40 thousand viewers of the session’s films 550 foreign guests, 150 of whom came at their own expense to follow the festival activities Cairo International Film Festival does not fear competition Cairo International Film Festival refuses to pay for stars to pass on the red carpet Deputy Director of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) critic Ahmed Shawky, one of the architects of the success of the 41st festival, we find him close to all the guests of the session, speaking at all…

4th edition of Kairouan Festival of Arab Poetry

Minister of Cultural Affairs Mohamed Zine El Abidine will chair the opening of the 4th edition of the Kairouan Festival of Arab Poetry, which will run until December 7, 2019 with the participation of Tunisian poets and guests from Libya, Algeria, Syria and Mauritania, will be held on Thursday morning December 5, 2019 at the Arts Palace in Bardo, Tunis. The opening ceremony will also be attended by an important delegation from Sharjah, comprising Abdullah Mohammed Al Owais, Head of Culture and Information Department, Mohammed Ibrahim Al Qaseer, Director of…

41st session of Cairo Film Festival closes

The 41st session of the Cairo International Film Festival, which kicked off on November 20 with the film “Irish” by Director Martin Scorsese closed on Friday evening. The festival was marked by the screening of more than 150 films from 63 countries, including 35 films in its first international screenings in addition to the 84 films in its premiere in the Middle East and North Africa. The closing ceremony of the Cairo International Film Festival was an opportunity to announce the films awarded in the competition. Special mention of the…

Interview with Director of 41st edition of Cairo International Film Festival: CIFF contributes to film industry

Director of the Cairo International Film Festival: The budget of the Cairo Film Festival is about 40 million pounds The audience is the primary goal of the festival Cairo International Film Festival contributes to the film industry Yes El Gouna is a strong and successful competitor The festival will not pay international stars to attend it Cairo / by Douha Essaafi For the second year in a row, Mohamed Hefzy continues to preside over the Cairo International Film Festival, carrying a new vision, ambition and determination to overcome all obstacles…

Backstage of 41st edition of Cairo International Film Festival

-How Mohamed Hefzy restored the lustre to the Cairo Film Festival -Menna Shalabi admits: A psychiatrist treated me for the influence of some personalities Cairo: By Douha Essaafi  One of the most prestigious Arab festival, the Cairo International Film Festival, was unveiled on November 19th, where the Egyptian Opera House was adorned with the finest blazers to welcome the festival’s guests from all over the world, and the stars competed to appear in remarkable forms on the red carpet. Raja Al-Jeddawi, Laila Alawi, Dina, Rania Youssef, Nadia El-Gendy, Mona Zaki,…