Fares Landoulsi to take part in Berlinale Talents summit 2022

Tunisian International Film Star Fares Landoulsi has been summoned by Berlinale Talents to take part in the Berlinale Talents summit to be held on February 12-17. Fares Landoulsi was selected from over 2,250 applicants from 116 world countries.In addition to his participation in the Summit and its networking platform, he is invited to join the Acting Studio as a member. This intensive workshop during the festival week will offer Tunisian Actor Fares Landoulsi valuable possibilities to deepen his experience within his field of work. “Super excited and honoured to be…

ALIA by Zahra Berrada in an exclusive preview

Ali presents the story of a young Moroccan immigrant who is torn between the conservative environment of his family and his passion for the cabaret where he cross-dresses at night to become Alia. Tunisian Star and actor Fares Landoulsi performs the main character of Ali, a 22-year-old Moroccan man.  He lives with his religious father in Paris, where they both emigrated 15 years ago. Ali works in a bakery during the daytime, and at night, he becomes Alia, a radiant transvestite singer who performs in an oriental cabaret in Paris.…

RED SEA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST FILMS OF ITS INAUGURAL EDITION

The first eight films announced to make up the Festival’s ‘Arab Spectacular’strand bringing compelling authentic stories from Iraq, Palestine, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco The Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF) which is set to take place from 6-15 December today announced the first slate of films in its ‘Arab Spectacular’ strand. The line-up of films is part of over a 100strong programme of the best Arab and international films which will be presented alongside red-carpet premieres, workshops, masterclasses, and networking within the industry market The Red Sea Souk,…

Tunisia film festival opens

The opening ceremony of the first edition of the post-COVID-19 JCC on Saturday evening October 20, was marked by the presence of Minister of Cultural Affairs Hayet Guettat Guermazi who, in a statement to the media, said she was very flattered to find again the joy of living through the cinema and to see this beautiful world come to attend this festival, after long periods of interruption and confinement. The festival showcases 57 diverse films from 45 Arab and African countries, with screenings not only in cinemas but also in…

Jeddah Old Town to be home for Red Sea International Film Festival

The Red Sea International Film Festival will be situated in the iconic Jeddah Old Town, a piece of Jeddah’s history that has been perfectly preserved and maintains the soul of Jeddah’s culture and architecture designs. Launching the festival there is an opportunity to showcase Saudi Arabia’s attractions and offer a better understanding of the region, its culture, and its people by inviting people from around the world to see the true portrayal of the Kingdom. The festival will enable guests to discover Saudi Arabia, the gracious and generous Arabian hospitality,…

Cairo Film Connection announces the selection of 15 projects in its 8th edition
during the 43th CIFF

A new edition shining a light on up and coming talent and returning celebrated filmmakers with their latest projects The Cairo Film Connection (CFC) unveiled the selection of 15 feature narrative and documentary projects in the development and post-production phases. CFC takes part within the framework of Cairo Industry Days, in partnership with the Arab Cinema Center, during the 43rd edition of Cairo International Film Festival running from November 26th to December 5th. The Cairo Film Connection selection committee has whittled down a list of 110 project submissions from across…

RED SEA SOUK ANNOUNCES THE SELECTED PROJECTS AND FILMS IN POST-PRODUCTION FOR ITS FIRST EDITION

The Red Sea Souk, an initiative designed to discover and connect Arab and African filmmakers from the region, will host its first edition this December 8 – 11, 2021 as part of the Red Sea International Film Festival. It will comprise a Project Market, screenings of films in-progress, an exhibition space hosting the main players of the region, high-level panels and industry talks and many networking opportunities with industry professionals and decision-makers from around the world. The Red Sea Souk is committed to supporting filmmakers from the Arab World and…

Karim Abdel Aziz to receive the Faten Hamama Award for Excellence at 43rd Cairo International Film Festival

The Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) has announced that the eminent Faten Hamama Award for Excellence will be granted to Egyptian actor Karim Abdel Aziz. The CIFF 43rd edition (26 November-5 December) will see Abdel Aziz be honoured for his outstanding career through the award. Festival President. Mohamed Hefzy stated that “the festival is always keen to honour the figures who combine talent, popularity, devotion to cinema, and this applies to the star Karim Abdel Aziz, who will be awarded the Faten Hamama Award for Excellence.” Hefzy added that  “I…

A Dike of Tunisian Filmmaker Bilel Bali to compete in El Gouna Film Festival

A Dike; Tunisia Directed by Bilel BaliA young girl working in a bar arrives late to work; she cannot escape the growl of her boss nor the harassment of her homosexual colleague. Then, when she gets home, she is faced with tragedy. El Gouna Film Festival has selected 16 Arab films for the fifth edition. The festival is scheduled to take place from October 14 to 22, 2021, in the resort town of El Gouna. The lineup includes films from Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, and Tunisia. Set for its world premiere, The Sea Ahead (Lebanon) by…

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,…