Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Producing in the Mediterranean Countries: Projects call

Producing in the Mediterranean Countries: October 30-31, 2012

In the framework of the 34th Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier, CINEMED, in partnership with EURODOC, is holding two days of workshop and a seminar "Producing in the Mediterranean region" with representatives of film funds and televisions, actives in the documentary and fiction field.
This workshop is designed for independent producers and directors from the Maghreb and Middle East countries and French professionals. They will take part to the coproduction round tables, cases studies presentation and seminar. 

Call for Entries: Berlinale Talent Campus 2013

From the Berlinale Talent Campus:

"Once again we have opened the doors for up-and-coming filmmakers around the world to apply for the Berlinale Talent Campus. The application deadline is the 20th of September 2012.

We kindly ask you to forward this call for entries to everyone, who could benefit from our programme!

If you have any questions regarding the Berlinale Talent Campus and its affiliated programmes, please do not hesitate to contact us at campus@berlinale.de "

HAF 2013 - Call for Submissions

Submit NOW with early bird discount!

The 11th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) will take place from 18 to 20 March 2013 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. We welcome fiction and non-fiction /documentary film projects to showcase a wide range of talents.

HAF 2013 is now open for project submission! Apply online on or before 31 August 2012 to enjoy a discounted rate at HKD650/USD85 (original price: HKD800/USD105). Apply now and seize your chance to win up to HKD350,000 cash awards with HAF AwardHAF/FOX Chinese Film Development Award and HAF Script Development Fund!

Selection criteria and required application materials:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

L'atelier « Produire au Sud » à la recherche de projets

Date limite de soumission des candidatures : 3 août 2012

L’appel à candidatures de l’Atelier Produire au Sud s’adresse aux jeunes producteurs et réalisateurs originaires des 3 Continents (Amérique latine, Afrique, Asie) développant leur première ou deuxième fiction de long-métrage pour le cinéma.

Produire au Sud a pour objectif de soutenir et d’accompagner le développement de films en apportant aux projets et équipes sélectionnés une formation spécifique à la coproduction cinématographique internationale. L’atelier Produire au Sud Nantes (France) sélectionne six équipes de deux personnes (producteur, réalisateur) qui participent à un séminaire de 7 jours et bénéficient de master classes collectives et de rendez-vous individuels menés par des professionnels européens et internationaux du secteur cinématographique.


Berlinale Talent Campus calls for applications


Submission deadline: September 20

The 11th Berlinale Talent Campus is to invite 300 emerging filmmakers from all over the world (directors, screenwriters, producers, distributors, actors, cinematographers, editors, production designers, sound designers/score composers, and film critics) to take part in its activities during the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. 
The Campus will take place from February 9 to 14, 2013 with the title "Some Like It Hot".

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Who Got Funds: Update

From Commission Cinéma du Fonds francophone : 

- Aides à la Production

Silence radio
Raynald Bassil (Liban)
LM fiction - 100’
40 000 €

A la recherche de Dona Cesaria
Dima Al-Joundi (Liban)
LM documentaire - 90’
20 000 €

- Aides à la Finition

Fouad Alaywan (Liban)
LM fiction - 95’
15 000 €

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Med Film Factory - Lebanese participation

Med Film Factory's participating teams & projects (2nd cycle) from Lebanon:

'1982' – writer/director Oualid Mouness & producer Feyrouz Serhal - Lebanon.

'COLD COFFEE' – writer/director Toufic Khreich & producer Lara Ayoub - Lebanon.

'TREES ALSO DIE' – writer/director Rabih Al Amine & producer Ihab Al Amine - Lebanon.

For more info on Med Film Factory click here

Who Got Funds - July Update


ADFP 2012 winning projects are:


Project Title: Contrepoids
Director: Selim Mourad

Producer: Jana Wehbe
Country: Lebanon
As the apparent last male descendant of his family, the filmmaker is researching his family tree in the hopes of discovering a male descendant other than himself to ensure the continuity of the family name into the next generation. Being attracted to men, he does not intend to marry. His search, however, is unfruitful and he begins to wonder about conceiving a child through a woman and working around the inherited social norms of hetero-normative family life.

Projects in production and post-production

Project Title: A Maid for Each
Director: Maher Abi Samra
Producer: Jinane Dagher
Country: Lebanon
Many Lebanese households employ an African or Asian live-in domestic worker. There are currently 200,000 migrant domestic workers to the 4 million resident Lebanese. The market for domestic work in Lebanon is segmented according to the national and ethnic origins of the worker, where the Lebanese employer is master and the worker is akin to property owned by the master. Through the three characters of Zein, Rima and Lati, the film aims to dissect the entire system and bring a deeper awareness to a reality that, for the Lebanese majority, is largely ignored and taken for granted.

Project Title: Eye of the Architect
Director: Nadim Mishlawi

Country: Lebanon
The documentary explores the work and ideas of Lebanese architect Bernard Khoury as he guides us through the paradoxes of Beirut. The film will examine Khoury’s distinctive approach to urbanism, and through analyzing the contextual aspects of his work, will also explore the ideas of identity and liberalism in an exceedingly unstable socio-political environment.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Want to support a great SHORT FILM?

Abu Rami - a short film in the making by Sabah Haidar

To support the film, go to: http://www.aflamnah.com/en/abu-rami/