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Nominees for the 4th Arab Critics’ Awards for European Films

European Film Promotion and Arab Cinema Center Announce the Films Nominated for the Arab Critics’ Awards for European Films

76 Critics From 15 Countries Participate in Selecting the Award

 

European Film Promotion (EFP) and Arab Cinema Center (ACC) have announced the list of European films that will be competing in the 4th Arab Critics’ Awards for European Films. The list includes 23 European films, where 76 Arab critics from 15 countries will watch the films on Festival Scope, the digital partner platform. The list of finalists will be out soon, and the winner will be announced at the 44th Cairo International Film Festival (November 13–20).

In alphabetical order, here are the names of the new critics who have been added to the jury for the Arab Critics Awards for European Films: Ahmed Gasmi (Tunisia), Arwa Tageldeen (Egypt), Amal Magdy (Egypt), Ayah Tantawy (Egypt), and Hossam Sayed (Egypt).

“We are absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to show a fine selection of 23 films from 23 countries throughout Europe to such a distinguished jury of Arabian film critics. It is a pleasure and an honor to continue our partnership with the Cairo International Film Festival and the Arab Cinema Center to make European cinema visible in the Arab world“stated Sonja Heinen, Managing director of the European Film Promotion

“ We are happy with the 4th edition of the Arab Critics’ Awards for European Films, which is launched in partnership with European Film Promotion and the Cairo International Film Festival. The announcement of the Arab Critics Awards for European Films during CIFF has grown in prominence, adding prestige to the films that win," stated Alaa Karkouti and Maher Diab co-founders of the Arab Cinema Center.

"We were pleased to present the Arab Critics' Awards for European Films during the Cairo International Film Festival in prior years. It's our pleasure to continue for the third consecutive year, as it aligns with one of the festival's primary objectives, which is to introduce the audience to the best of international cinema production," commented Hussein Fahmy, President of the Cairo International Film Festival.

The List of European Films (in alphabetical order):

 

.DOG | Director: Yianna Americanou | Cyprus, Greece

 

A BALLAD | Director: Aida Begić | Bosnia and Herzegovina | World Premiere at Sarajevo Film Festival

A LONG BREAK | Director: Davit Pirtskhalava | Georgia | World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

 

BEAUTIFUL BEINGS | Director: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson | Iceland | World Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival

 

EO | Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Poland | Jury Prize and Best Composer award at Cannes Film Festival

 

GENTLE | Director: László Csuja, Anna Nemes | Hungary | World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival

 

IL BOEMO | Director: Petr Vaclav | Czech Republic, Italy, Slovakia | World Premiere at San Sebastián International Film Festival

 

JANUARY | Director: Viesturs Kairiss | Latvia | World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

 

KALEV | Director: Ove Musting | Estonia | World Premiere at Locarno International Film Festival

 

MAGNETIC FIELDS | Director: Yorgos Gousis | Greece | Best Debut Film award and FIPRESCI Prize at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

 

MATTER OUT OF PLACE | Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter | Austria | World Premiere at Locarno International Film Festival

 

MOJA VESNA | Director: Sara Kern | Slovenia | World Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival

 

MR. LANDSBERGIS | Director: Sergei Loznitsa | Lithuania | Best Feature-Length Documentary at Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA)

 

NELLY & NADINE | Director: Magnus Gertten | Sweden | Teddy Jury Award at Berlin International Film Festival

 

RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH | Director: Andreas Dresen | Germany | Best Screenplay award and Best Leading Performance award at the Berlin International Film Festival

 

SAFE PLACE | Director: Juraj Lerotić | Croatia | Best First Feature film and Best Emerging Director | Locarno International Film Festival

 

Saint Omer | Director: Alice Diop | France

 

THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD | Director: Teona Strugar Mitevska | North Macedonia | World Premiere at the Venice International Film Festival

 

THE WOODCUTTER STORY | Director: Mikko Myllylahti | Finland | World Premiere at Locarno International Film Festival

 

TO THE NORTH | Director: Mihai Mincan | Romania | World Premiere at the Venice International Film Festival

 

UNREST | Director: Cyril Schäublin | Switzerland | World Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival

 

UNRULY / USTYRLIG | Director: Malou Reymann | Denmark | World Premiere at Locarno International Film Festival

 

VICTIM | Director: Michal Blaško | Slovak Republic | World Premiere at the Venice International Film Festival

 

WORKING CLASS HEROES | Director: Miloš Pušić | Serbia | World Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival

 About European Film Promotion (EFP)

European Film Promotion (EFP) is an international network of film promotion institutes from 37 European countries, each representing their national industry and talents abroad. Under the EFP flag, these organizations promote the diversity of European cinema at key film festivals and markets outside of Europe. EFP is financially supported by the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union and by its member organizations.

 

The Hamburg-based office supports the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, and the Ministry of Culture of the City of Hamburg.

For more information, please visit: www.efp-online.com

 

About Arab Cinema Center (ACC):

 

Founded by MAD Solutions in 2015, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) is a nonprofit organization registered in Amsterdam. The ACC is an international promotional platform for Arab cinema as it provides the filmmaking industry with a professional window to connect with its counterparts from all over the world, through several events organized by ACC. The ACC also provides networking opportunities with representatives of companies and institutions specialized in co-production and international distribution, among others. The ACC's activities vary between film markets, stands, and pavilions, networking sessions and one-on-one meetings bringing together Arab and foreign filmmakers, welcome parties, meetings with international organizations and festivals, and the issuance of the Arab Cinema Magazine to be distributed at the leading international film festivals and markets.

Furthermore, a newsletter subscription is now available on the ACC's website, allowing users to obtain digital copies of the Arab Cinema Magazine. The newsletter provides news on the activities of ACC, notifications of application dates for grants, and festivals, offers from educational and training institutions, updates on Arab films participating at festivals, exclusive news on the Arab Cinema LAB, and highlights from the ACC partners and their future projects.

 

About Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF)

The Cairo International Film Festival is one of the oldest and most celebrated festivals in the Arab world and Africa. It is the only festival in the Arab and African region to be accorded category “A” status by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations in Paris (FIAPF).

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$US3 Billion spent annually by participants to produce films
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Our AFM Newsletters run each day with three bumper pre roll editions and a wrap edition:  

2019 Complete Coverage

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