Mediterranean films at the 13th Brussels film fest
babelmed - 26/11/2013
The 13th edition of Mediterranean film festival Cinemamed is to take place in Brussels from December 5 to 12. Euromed Audiovisual is to attend the event, notably screening the winning short films from its Made in Med competition as well other Mediterranean films developed through training initiatives funded by the EU programme.
In the official competition, eight films from different Mediterranean countries are to compete for the Grand Prix, the Special Jury Prize and the Cineuropa Award. Among these, from the South Mediterranean, are Moroccan director ’s, Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir’s and Israeli filmmaker Yariv Horowitz’s .
Fourteen films are to screen in the Panorama section.
Cinemas in Brussels will also re-screen some of the best Mediterranean feature films of this last year, including Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri's , Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad's Cannes awardee, and Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch’s .
But there will also be documentaries at the festival, with screenings of Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi's , a 2013 Oscar nominee that was supported by Euromed Audiovisual's Greenhouse development programme, and Moroccan filmmaker Karima Zoubir's , which took part in Euromed Audiovisual's Access programme. The public will also be able to watch Tunisian filmmakers Latifa Robbana Doghri and Salem Trabelsi's , and Egyptian filmmaker Amir Ramses’s.
Meanwhile, three short films that won Euromed Audiovisual's Made in Med competition will also screen: Syrian filmmaker Jalal Maghout's , Tunisian filmmaker Ahmed Hermassi's , and Egyptian filmmaker Mohamad El Wassify’s .
As 2013 marks 50 years of Moroccan and Turkish immigration in Belgium, this year’s edition will focus on film productions from these two countries to understand the phenomenon's demographic, socio-economic and cultural impact on Belgian culture.
The festival, which also falls on the 75anniversary of the Belgian Cinematek, will also feature concerts and a Mediterranean food and drink market.
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