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R.I.P. Tawfiq Saleh: Egyptian film has lost a legend

where he taught at the Cinema Academy in Baghdad. In 1972, in Syria he released The Dupes ... figures in the Egyptian 'realism' in cinema passed away on Sunday 18 August. Born in 1926, ... organisation. He then received a year training in theatre and cinema in France. In Egypt he made Fool's ...

19/08/2013 - 09:45 - comment 0

4th Gulf Film Festival concludes with award ceremony highlighting best filmmakers from around the region, world

of bold, experimental and contemporary cinema from the Arabian peninsula, concluded today at a glittering ... of bold, experimental and contemporary cinema from the Arabian peninsula, concluded today at a glittering ... Gazzaz, Kuwaiti producer/director Mohammad Al-Sanousi for their contribution to Arab cinema ...

Press Release - 21/04/2011 - 06:13 - comment 0

German cinema veteran Werner Herzog to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at DIFF 2011

an Academy Award nominated German filmmaker, and one of the founders of the ‘New German Cinema,’ which marked ... cinema, without compromising on quality. Herzog was nominated for the Academy Awards in 2009 for his ... Lifetime Achievement honour to Werner Herzog, an Academy Award nominated German filmmaker. ...

Press Release - 28/11/2011 - 10:31 - comment 0

One small step for cinema, one giant leap for portrayal of Coptic Christians

of Copts in Egyptian cinema. The library of Cairo's Academy of Arts along with several other ... in the way the Coptic community has been portrayed throughout the history of Egyptian cinema. While ... in a realistic way are I Love Cinema (Baheb Al-Cima), a 2004 film directed by Osama Fawzy, Yousry ...

18/08/2014 - 07:00 - comment 0

Baghdad Set to Have Cinema Production City

for the construction of the country's first cinema production city in Baghdad. Iraqi authorities have given the green light for the construction of the country's first cinema production city in Baghdad, the weekly Nabd Al Shabab reported.  The Baghdad municipality has offered a 40-hectare ...

01/08/2010 - 18:53 - comment 0

New academy for health sciences to be built in Baghdad

the American ambassador to Baghdad Mr. Negroponte have laid the cornerstone for the construction of an academy ... Alhakim and the American ambassador to Baghdad Mr. Negroponte have laid the cornerstone for the construction of an academy for health sciences in the Green Zone of Baghdad. Alhakim said that such academy is intended ...

15/08/2010 - 10:19 - comment 0

Egypt's new cinema house "Zawya" opens its doors to the heartwarming flick "Wadjda"

The first art house cinema in Egypt raises its curtain ... openings. Zawya, the first art house cinema in Egypt, has changed this. We went to the opening of Zawya, a cinema that says it is for the “movies that don’t get theatrical releases”. Zawya ...

19/03/2014 - 13:03 - comment 0

It's a good year to be a film maker: the lowdown on 2013 cinema success in Egypt

and cinematic content, testifying to the important values defining Egyptian cinema in 2013. The highlights ... generating an Oscars buzz for the first time in Egypt's cinema history. Rags and Tatters: ... "experimental cinema," it is in fact an experiment — the first of its kind in Egypt. The film, for the most ...

30/12/2013 - 11:21 - comment 0

What do Egyptians really think about their country's first Academy Award nomination film "The Square"?

its very first Academy Award nomination. Such eager anticipation is not necessarily good for a movie, ... Cinema Documentary at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival , as well as the People’s Choice Award for Best ... recently brought Egypt its very first Academy Award nomination. ...

Editor's Choice - 23/01/2014 - 07:59 - comment 0

Bring on the Oscars! Egypt puts its best film forward with "Factory Girl" for the race

A committee formed from members of the Egypt Cinema Syndicate has chosen Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl ... Greatest Arab Films" by the Dubai International Film Festival last year.
 Every year, the Academy ... Reviews, Egypt) A committee formed from members of the Egypt Cinema Syndicate has chosen Mohamed ...

29/09/2014 - 11:10 - comment 0