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Qarantina, a work of art from a traumatized country, Iraq

 LA ARAB FILM FESTIVAL    ASAAD ABDUL MAJEED, THE HITMAN UPSTAIRS An Iraqi film, Qarantina, shot in Baghdad was by far the most powerful film shown at this years LA Arab Film Festival. Considering the war torn conditions still going on in Iraq even after the withdrawal of American forces, it is a wonder that somebody has actually been able to conceive and shoot a dramatic feature film there -- in the city of Baghdad no less.  The production company was Ger...

16th Arab Film Festival opens in LA

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by Alex Deleon for <filmfestivals.com> The sixteenth edition of the Arab Film Festival (which travels to five cities in California) opened here on Friday, October 19 with a festive reception at the Screen writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. This is an intensive three day event which will screen as many films as can be squeezed into a long weekend. The opening night film was "Man Without a Cell Phone", a debut feature by Palestinian filmmaker Sameh Zoabi who has won various...

One Day After Peace

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Director: Erez Laufer & Miri Laufer.
Can the means used to resolve the conflict in South Africa be applied to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? As someone who experienced both conflicts firsthand, Robi Damelin wonders about this. Born in South Africa during the apartheid era, she later lost her son, who was serving with the Israeli Army reserve in the Occupied Territories. At first she attempted to initiate a dialogue with the Palestinian who killed her child. When her overtures were rejected, she embarked on a journey back to South Africa to learn more about the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee in overcoming years of enmity. Robi’s thought-provoking journey leads from a place of deep personal pain to a belief that a better future is possible.

Egyptian Cinema at the Ankara Film Festival.

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Organized by The World Mass Media Research Foundation and supported by Turkish Ministry of Culture, the 23rd. Ankara International Film Festival will take place between 15 – 22nd March. Festival will be showcasing a special selection of the latest Egyptian Cinema which will include films that address contemporary cultural movements and social sentiments across the Egyptian landscape. Without a doubt, one of most talked about issues of the 2011 was, collapsing of the thirty year d...

8th Dubai Festival to unveil 171 films from 56 nations

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8th Dubai International Film Festival runs December 7 to 14,• 46 world premieres, 25 international premieres and 78 Middle East premieres • Award-winning films and A-list talent from the Americas, Europe, Asia Africa and the Arab world • 89 films vie for prestigious Muhr Awards with total prize money of over US$600,000 The eighth Dubai International Film Festival, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler o...

Trailer for Koutaiba Al-Janabi's feature film "Leaving Baghdad"

Award winning Iraqi film maker Koutaiba Al-Janabi's debut feature film, Leaving Baghdad, about the brutal Saddam Hussein regime, shown through the story of the everyday person, who gets caught up in the turbulances of the country's politics. The film provokes the question of guilt, conscience, collaboration, escape. Universal questions, that were asked in connection with Nazi Germany, with the communist regimes, with ...

New York: Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2011

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Running its 22nd edition in cooperation with the Film Society of Lincoln Center the Human Rights Watch Film Festival presented from June 16 – 3019 films from 12 countries and premiered 17. As in past editions, most productions selected were first rate prompting animated debates reinforcing the audience commitment to human rights issues. Thus the viewers enjoyed again reflexive cinema at its best. Most filmmakers were present to discuss their productions and to provide additional insights into...

Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival

This was the new Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival. Pacha Pictures is a new Cairo (and Paris) basedsales/distribution company set in place to give focus on Middle Eastern and Egyptian films and see to it thatthey acquire world distribution deals. They will start with about 15 titles a year and grow. Leave it to the Egyptiansto set new trends in every way! photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival

This was the new Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival. Pacha Pictures is a new Cairo (and Paris) basedsales/distribution company set in place to give focus on Middle Eastern and Egyptian films and see to it thatthey acquire world distribution deals. They will start with about 15 titles a year and grow. Leave it to the Egyptiansto set new trends in every way!photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival

This was the new Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival. Pacha Pictures is a new Cairo (and Paris) basedsales/distribution company set in place to give focus on Middle Eastern and Egyptian films and see to it thatthey acquire world distribution deals. They will start with about 15 titles a year and grow. Leave it to the Egyptiansto set new trends in every way!photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival

This was the new Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival. Pacha Pictures is a new Cairo (and Paris) basedsales/distribution company set in place to give focus on Middle Eastern and Egyptian films and see to it thatthey acquire world distribution deals. They will start with about 15 titles a year and grow. Leave it to the Egyptiansto set new trends in every way! photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Leaving Baghdad

Leaving Baghdad

Director: Koutaiba Al-Janabi.
Leaving Baghdad is a road movie that follows Sadik, the personal cameraman to the leader Saddam Hussein, at the end of the nineties. Sadik is trying to escape the grip of the regime, being pursued from country to country, encountering smugglers and crooks on his journey. Sadik suffers from paranoia and constant fear. The Iraqi secret police are after him because he is carrying evidence of the atrocities committed by the regime. Sadik is dreaming to go to London, to join his wife who is, however, unwilling to help. In his despair and loneliness, Sadik writes letters to his son, Semir. These letters turn into a confession and reveal Sadik's past and the real reason for his fleeing , the endless waiting and his paranoia.

Peace talks and Cairo Exit

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  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...

Mohamed's Son or Babylon

On December 08, 2010, The Son of Babylon screened for a packed Olympia Theater in Thessaloniki. The majority stayed for a fascinating Q and A with visionary director Mohamed Al-Daradji   "Mohamed Al-Daradji, born in 1978 in Iraq, was recently awarded the title of Middle East Filmmaker of the Year by Variety, a prestigious moniker befitting the industrious and prolific director, producer and c

Women directors, international women's issues spotlighted

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TFA presents two Official Selections from the eighth annual Tallgrass Film Festival for November’s Third Thursday Screening, co-sponsored by WSU’s International Education and Center for Women’s StudiesThe Tallgrass Film Association (TFA) will present two official documentary selections from the eighth annual Tallgrass Film Festival (TFF) as the TFA Third Thursday series continues in November. AFTER THE REVOLUTION (Mexico/Ireland), which had its North American premiere at the 2010 TFF will ...

Importing Creativity From Israel panel & press conference in Los Angeles

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 The Southern California Israeli Chamber of Commerce & Greenberg Traurig Invite you to a Breakfast Presentation By The Operating Room IMPORTING CREATIVITY FROM ISRAEL   The exclusive panel discussion and press conference will focus on the efforts, challenges and potential of importing Israeli entertainment content to the United States and Hollywood. As part of the panel discussion, exciting recent developments and production deals will be announced. Panel Participants:HOWA...

HIGH POWER

Director: lavi vanounou.
Messiah is alive and kicking in Tel Aviv.One day a man who claims to be the Messiah appears in the middle of Tel Aviv city and preaches to the angry people passing by, annoyed by his prophecies.

Other Israel Film Festival

Founded in 2007, Other Israel Film Festival uses film to foster social awareness and cultural understanding. The Festival presents dramatic and documentary features and shorts, as well as engaging panels about history, culture, and identity of Arab citizens of Israel, who make up twenty percent of Israel’s population. Our mission is to promote awareness and appreciation of the diversity of the state of Israel, provide a dynamic and inclusive forum for exploration of and dialogue about the Arab experience in Israel, and encourage cinematic expression and creativity dealing with these themes. Our programming is guided by our mission to showcase quality cinema that brings to the big screen the human stories and daily lives of the Arab Citizens of Israel who are rarely seen outside the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival Lineup

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By Maria Esteves - January 14, 2010 The 14th Annual 2010 New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (NYSJFF10) commence February 4 - 11, 2010, at the Center for Jewish History. The festival sponsored by American Sephardi Federation/Sephardic House (ASF) and Yeshiva University Museum, annually celebrates the rich, vibrant history, customs and culture in Sephardic Jewry cinema. This year's 20th Anniversary of the festival's inception honors NYSJFF founders Dr. Janice Ovadiah, Mr. Morrie Yohai, and I...

14th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival Official Lineup

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By Maria Esteves - January 14, 2010 The 14th Annual 2010 New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (NYSJFF10) commence February 4 - 11, 2010, at the Center for Jewish History. The festival sponsored by American Sephardi Federation/Sephardic House (ASF) and Yeshiva University Museum, annually celebrates the rich, vibrant history, customs and culture in Sephardic Jewry cinema.  This year's 20th Anniversary of the festival's inception honors NYSJFF founders Dr. Janice Ovadiah, Mr. Morrie ...

“Bridging The Borders with 88 Keys (52 White and 36 Black) Interview with Israeli Musician, Idan Raichel

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“Bridging The Borders with 88 Keys (52 White and 36 Black)” Israeli pianist/keyboardist,composer, producer, and vocalist, Idan Raichel, dreams of uniting nations by building bridges made out of 88 Keys across to Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine with the hopes of allowing world musicians the freedom to unite, join forces, and perform together without conflict, mistrust, and political red tape, while respecting one another’s cultural diversifications. The musician places importance on the fa...

"The Mummy" lives on, thanks to Scorsese

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Shadi Abdel Salam (1930–1986)   CAIRO ~ Though Martin Scorsese had to cancel his visit to Egypt at the last moment, his presence was strongly felt at the Cairo International Film Festival here on Wednesday night when the classic version of The Mummy was screened. If it hadn't been for Scorsese this Egyptian classic might have just crumbled into obscurity, as has much of this country's history But as the result of financial support from the Martrin Scorsese...

Film festivals in Egypt

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Are you looking for film festivals in Egypt? Use our country festival search engine to search by Call for entry, Date and Submission Fee. http://www.fest21.com/en/festivals?filter0=&filter1=&filter2=Egypt&filter3=**ALL**&filter4=**ALL** You can also search festivals accepting film submission on fest21.com ...
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