Cairo Int’l Film Festival announces dates of its 45th edition

The management of the Cairo International Film Festival revealed that the event’s 45th edition will take place between 13 and 22 November. The festival will open on 13 November at the main stage of the Cairo Opera House, while its activities will span numerous venues at the opera grounds and other locations. The festival will be presided over by renowned artist Hussein Fahmy, while its new artistic director will be director, film critic and researcher Essam Zakaria, who succeeds Amir Ramses. The festival’s 45th edition was supposed to take place last November but was postponed due to…

Fares Landoulsi’s starring role in new Russian series

It’s not every day that one of a country’s most famous actors is hired to play the lead in a TV series in a completely different country. That’s exactly what happened to Fares Landoulsi, arguably one of Tunisia’s most famous actors, best known for his role in the series ‘Messiah’ and ‘Ouled El Ghoul’. Tunisian actor Fares Landoulsi announced on social media his new involvement in a new project, saying “A scoop and good news for you all, I’ve been preparing for some time for my new project, my new…

Tunisia InfoHub, new official platform to promote Tunisia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad has announced the launch of the Tunisia InfoHub media platform on social media (Facebook, YouTube and Instagram) as part of its efforts to promote Tunisia in the economic, tourism, cultural, artistic, sporting and scientific spheres, enhance its influence and publicise its advantages. This platform will also highlight the most important activities of the Ministry’s senior executives, the actions of diplomatic, permanent and consular missions abroad and their initiatives while showcasing our community abroad by celebrating Tunisian skills and the achievements of…

Four Daughters by Kaouther Ben Hania wins Best Documentary at the César Awards

Four Daughters by Kaouther Ben Hania, nominated for an Oscar, won the Best Documentary prize at the César Awards, the French equivalent of the Oscars. The ceremony, which crowned Anatomy of a Fall as the best film, was held on Friday evening at the Olympia theater in Paris. Upon accepting her award, Ms. Ben Hania turned her attention to the situation in Gaza, declaring: “It’s so horrible, and no one can say they didn’t know about it. This is the first live massacre on our phones”. The film competed for…

“Career of journalist at TAP News agency and League of Arab States” by Mohamed Mamoun Abbassi

The Career of a Journalist at Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) News Agency and the League of Arab States”, a book written by Mohamed Mamoun Abbassi, former journalist and editor-in-chief of TAP News Agency, was recently published by Berg Publishing House. In this book, the author recalls his career path, over a third of a century (1974-2007) at Tunis Afrique Presse News Agency, in addition to 10 years of assignment to the Arab League, during the period when the Arab League’s headquarters were transferred from Cairo to Tunis (1979-1990). Abbassi considered…

CineMakna Days of Poetic Films –  20-23 décembre – 2023

The fourth edition of the festival, directed and established by the filmmaker Younes Ben Hajria, with Tunisian actress Fatma Ben Saidane serving as the honorary president, took place from December 20 to 23, 2023. The event, held under the theme “In this cinema… What deserves to live,” provided a platform for the audience in the Moknin region and the Monastir governorate to discover contemporary Palestinian films and those addressing humanitarian concerns. The opening featured an exhibition titled “Darwish’s Suspensions” by Yasser Jeradi. Following the exhibition, the screening of Mohammed Bakri’s…

Tunisian actress Hend Sabri quits as WFP ambassador over Gaza war

Tunisian film star Hend Sabri has resigned as World Food Programme goodwill ambassador in protest at what she called the use of starvation as a weapon of war in Gaza. Sabri, a leading figure in Arab cinema, said that she had decided with “a heavy heart and deep sadness” to step down after 13 years with the United Nations agency. In a statement published on social media platform X late Wednesday, Nov. 22, the 44-year-old said that she had asked the WFP leadership to push for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire…

Ithra takes part with 3 films at Red Sea Festival and awards prize for best Saudi film

The aim is to encourage local filmmakers and support the Kingdom’s booming film industry King Abdulaziz World Cultural Center Ithra presents its latest film production at the Red Sea International Film Festival, which holds its third session in Jeddah from November 30 to December 9, 2023. Ithra is participating with three films and presenting a special pavilion at the festival market, highlighting the center’s pioneering initiatives to encourage local filmmakers and support the Kingdom’s growing film industry. The festival will feature the first regional screening of the feature film “Hajan”,…

South Korean Embassy to Tunisia organizes tasting ceremony

The South Korean Embassy to Tunisia, in partnership with the Académie Internationale de Cuisine de Tunis, Tuesday organized a tasting ceremony of the finest Korean cuisine. The ceremony began with a speech by South Korean Ambassador to Tunisia, Sun Nahm-kook, who praised the deep relationship between South Korea and Tunisia, The concert then began with a series of Korean and Tunisian songs. The embassy then presented the main Korean dishes to the audience. TunisianMonitorOnline

15 Projects From 8 Arab Countries in the Tenth CFC

The Cairo Film Connection (CFC) announced the projects that have been chosen to take part in the tenth edition of Cairo Film Industry Days, scheduled to take place within the proceedings of the 45th CIFF, which will be held from 15 to 24 November. Basically, the list includes 15 cinematic projects from 8 countries in post-production and development phases; 5 from Egypt, 2 from Tunisia, 2 from Iraq, 2 from Lebanon, and 1 from Sudan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, and Algeria. CFC Projects As for the post-production phase, 5 projects were…