CAIRO FILM CONNECTION OPENS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) today announced that the Cairo Film Connection (CFC), the co-production market is now open for submissions until August 5, 2021. Now in its 8th year, the Cairo Film Connection (December 4 through 6) has successfully provided funding (with more than 600 thousands USD over the past three years), partnership opportunities and support to more than 120 Arab filmmakers to date. Among them Yousry Nasrallah, Kaouther Ben Hania, Sameh Alaa, Mehdi Barsaoui, Bassel Ghandour, Haider Rashid, Mayye Zayed, etc. CIFF’s President,…

FRANCE – FAMECK – VAL DE FENSCH ARAB FILM FESTIVAL : CALL FOR FILMS

Organised by the Cité sociale and the Ligue de l’Enseignement – FOL Moselle, the Fameck Arab Film Festival is one of the major cultural events in the Grand Est region.  It offers more than 40 films, feature-length fiction films, documentaries, short films, many of which are new or previews, with the aim of promoting emerging cinema. The programme includes more than 110 screenings over ten days, embracing productions from countries such as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, etc. Several distinctions are awarded during the Palmarès: Grand…

Egypt: Alexandria Francophone Film Fest to kick off June 18

Tunisia will be the guest of honour at the first edition of the Alexandria Festival of Francophone Cinema, which will be held in Egypt from June 18 to 23. The festival will be held in the well-known Biblioteca Alessandrina and will celebrate both the 50th anniversary of the International Organization of the Francophonie and the Year of Tunisian and Egyptian Culture. There will be 45 films screened, most of which co-productions involving a total of 82 Francophone countries. The festival which will include workshops and cultural and scientific events will…

Cairo International Film Festival opens its doors for film submissions for its 43rd edition.

The Cairo International Film Festival announces the opening of registration for films wishing to participate in the festival’s 43rd edition which will be held from the 1st till the 10th of December 2021. Submissions from all over the world will be received until the 31st of August 2021 through the official festival website for feature-length and short films as well as through Film Freeway for the registration of short films only. Producer and president of the festival, Mohamed Hefzy, states that the concentration of Arab festivals in a period of…

Cairo International Film Festival unveils dates for it’s 43rd edition

The management of the Cairo International Film Festival announces that it will hold its 43rd edition from Dec 1st to Dec 10th 2021.  The closing ceremony is to be held on December 9th, followed by a screening of the prize-winning films the following day (Dec 10th).  Festival president Mohamed Hefzy stated that “The festival’s programming team and management are thrilled by the challenge that this upcoming edition offers, and we are eager to present a diverse and rich lineup of films and a selection worthy of the festival’s audience that…

Fares Landoulsi stars“Wled El Ghoul” for Ramadan

Tunisian actor and star Fares Landoulsi took part in the Tunisian drama “Wled El Ghoul” by Director Mourad Ben Cheikh. This new drama, due to premiere in Ramadan 2021, will mark Fares Landoulsi’s first appearance in a Ramadan drama, following his overwhelming success in Netflix’s Messiah series in 2020. Directed by Mourad Ben Cheikh and written by Rafika Boujday, the 30-episode “Wled El Ghoul” is a social drama that retraces the different aspects of the lives of several characters, their daily paradoxes and conflicts as their paths intersect. The story…

“The Man Who Sold His Skin” nominated for Academy Awards

Kaouther Ben Hania’s film “The Man Who Sold His Skin” was put forward for best foreign-language film ahead of the April 25 Oscars ceremony in Hollywood. The film, starring Italian actress Monica Bellucci alongside Syrian Yahya Mahyani and Belgian Koen De Bouw, tells the story of a Syrian refugee who allows a tattoo artist to use his back as a canvas in order to get to Europe. Ben Hania said she hoped the Oscar nomination would lead to more support for cinema and filmmakers in Tunisia. The French-Tunisian director, 43,…

El Gouna Film Festival Reveals the Dates of Its 2021 Edition

The festival renews its pledge to nurture and support the art of cinema in the Middle East and beyond for the 5th year in a row Celebrating 5 years as one of the leading film festivals in the MENA region, El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) continues its mission to reinforce and promote cinema in the Middle East and beyond by announcing the dates of its 5th edition, scheduled to take place from October 14 -22, 2021 in El Gouna. The 5th edition of GFF will follow the same approach that has been adopted in the past 4 years by the festival team,…

The Man Who Sold His Skin nominated for Best International Feature by The Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just announced nominations for nine categories for this years Oscars and amongst them was the list for Best International Feature – where Tunisian Film The Man Who Sold His Skin could be a strong contender to win. The Man Who Sold His Skin, written and directed by Tunisian director and screenwriter Kaouther Ben Hania has won twin awards in the Orizzonti section of the 77th Venice Film Festival. The film won the Edipo Re Award which is one of the festival’s collateral awards. Syrian actor…

Tunisian Star Fares Landoulsi takes part in Tunisian Drama “Wled El Ghoul”

Tunisian actor Fares Landoulsi has recently joined the cast of the Tunisian drama “Wled El Ghoul” by Director Mourad Ben Cheikh. This new drama, due to premiere in Ramadan 2021, will mark Landoulsi’s first appearance in a Ramadan drama, following his overwhelming success in Netflix’s Messiah series in 2020.  Directed by Mourad Ben Cheikh and written by Rafika Boujday, the 30-episode “Wled El Ghoul” is a social drama that retraces the different aspects of the lives of several characters, their daily paradoxes and conflicts as their paths intersect. The new…