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The Middle East Goes to Rotterdam

  Rotterdam dates (January 25th- February 5, 2012) Vanessa McMahon – Rotterdam: While Western technology and social media has influenced modern life in the Middle East, as experienced with the wave of revolutions across the Arab world over the past year, the West has likewise been greatly influenced by the Middle East, with its growing economy and growing West-to-East diaspora... READ MORE HERE:

Leipzig Festival to focus on Documentary Films from the Arab World

    The Reality of a Revolution - Documentary Films from the Arab World   In its focus on the Arab world, DOK Leipzig features films from Tunisia and Egypt The upheaval in the Arab world is far from over, yet the 54th DOK Leipzig will be presenting the first documentary films from Tunisia and Egypt. Six films will be shown in the Focus on the Arab Spring which is part of the Official Programme. Most of the films will come to Leipzig straight out of the cutting room....

Peace talks and Cairo Exit

  DIFF 2010 ‘Cultural Bridge Day' on Dec. 16 promotes intercultural dialogue through cinema The ‘Cultural Bridge Day' opened with the screening of Egyptian director Hesham Issawi's Cairo Exit, a powerful account of life in contemporary Cairo about two star-crossed lovers. The film shines the spotlight on the social and cultural taboos that riddle the city's diverse population. Masoud Amralla Al Ali, Artistic Director, Dubai International Film Festival, said: &quo...

Film festivals in Egypt

Are you looking for film festivals in Egypt? Use our country festival search engine to search by Call for entry, Date and Submission Fee.**ALL**&filter4=**ALL** You can also search festivals accepting film submission on ...

Nashwa Al Ruwaini elected as member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Media Personality and CEO of UAE-based production company Pyramedia, Nashwa Al Ruwaini, was unanimously elected last week as a member of the prestigious International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. With over 20 years of experience in the television industry in the Middle East, Nashwa has built a massively successful reputation for content creation in the Middle East.  After 11 years of presenting and creating content for the Middle East Broadcasting corporation (MBC), Nashwa estab...

A brief presentation of Amal Euro-Arab Film Festival

AMAL is an Arab word that means hope. It is also the name of the International Euro-Arab Film Festival, organised for the first time in 2003, by Fundación Araguaney-Puente de Culturas (Bridging Cultures) and held in Santiago de Compostela. It is the only festival in Europe aiming to present the social and cultural reality in Arab countries to a more and more increasing audience . Over the last six years, thanks to the exhibition of Arab and Euro-Arab productions and co-productions reflectin...

Carthage Film Festival Jcc

Takes place in the ancient city of Carthage in Tunisia, residence of Presidentthe Republic .

Biennale Des Cinemas Arabes A Paris

Cette biennale est consacrée au cinéma arabe dans toute sa diversité et est organisée par l`institut du monde arabe.

Nashwa Al Ruwaini aims to tackle Arab stereotypes

Nashwa Al Ruwaini aims to tackle Arab stereotypes through initiatives launched during MEIFF 2008Nashwa Al Ruwaini, recently returned from Los Angeles after launching MOST at the Paley Center for Media, aims to tackle Arab stereotypes in the Western media through several initiatives launched during the second Middle East International Film Festival. Among them is MOST, short for Muslims on Screen and Television, which aims to shed light on the image of Muslims in the Arab World, especially in the...

Amal particpation tiples over last year

In this V edition the participation with respect to previous years has been tripled.AMAL means hope in Arab, the same hope that has been the motor of our Foundation since 1984, and of the Euro Arab Film Festival since 2003; promoting an active work in the cultural exchange. This hope is the one that moves us to try to improve every year and to increase the participation and quality of the Festival. Our values continue being the same as in the first edition: to approach to the West the reality of...

The Yacoubian Building screened in London Fest

The Yacoubian Building is reputed to be the most expensive Egyptian film of all time, and is an exceptional piece of filmmaking. Adapted from Alaa El Aswany's novel of the same name, the highly-anticipated picture follows the lives of fictional characters living in the Yacoubian Building; home to members of Cairo's upper-class since 1937. El Aswany's novel deals with power, corruption, sex, exploitation, poverty and extremism. It is one of the best-selling Arabic-language works of fiction in rec...

First Djerba TV Festival already a success

Christian Cappe, President of 2C Associés, and Jean-François Boyer, Vice-President of the USPA (the Syndical Union for Audiovisual Production), have successfully launched, with the sponsorship of the Tunisian Ministry of Tourism and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the first International Festival dedicated to television works : the « Djerba TV Festival ». The first edition of the festival kicked off on the 27th April and runs till the 1st of May.The Festival aims to valorize the vari...

Tiburon International Film Fest Awards to Stolen Life

Winners of 2006 Tiburon International Film Festival Golden Reel Awards The winners of the Golden Reel Awards were announced on March 17, 2006 at the 5th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival, during a special ceremony: Best Film: Stolen Life, by: Li Shaohong (China) Best Director: Vladan Nikolic, for Love, (USA)Best Actor: Self Medicated, by: Monty Lapica (USA)Best Actress: Marzia Tedeschi, for: For Bread Alone (Italy/Morocco)Best Documentary: In the Shadow of the Palms, by: Wayne Coles-Ja...

Paris episode for “Ad-Darb” for al Jazeraa children 's cahnnel competition

Ayla Ojjeh and Sarah Ibrahim are Paris’ Arab Communities’ ambassadors in the last episode of the regional competition; “Ad-Darb”Paris – France, 15 December 2005: Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC) concluded its three-day tour in Paris, during which it engaged the Arab viewers on top of the school students who came from different parts of Paris to participate in its regional competition “Ad-Darb”.Al Jazeera Children Channel, the region’s first “edutainment” channel, has con...