"Cinema Mondial" Tours in Arab Arthouse Cinemas
The travelling film programme Cinema Mondial Tour by The Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) and the IDFA Fund is now entering its third edition. In addition to Central and Southern Africa, this autumn the successful Tour will for the first time take in a number of countries in Northern Africa and the Middle East. Through these Funds, IFFR and IDFA support the realisation of film projects from developing countries and screen the completed films in the Netherlands. The two Funds have been jointly organising the Cinema Mondial Tour since 2010.
After two Tours of African countries south of the Sahara, the Funds decided to take the Cinema Mondial Tour (CMT) into a new region, namely several countries in the northern part of Africa and in the Middle East. In doing so, the CMT is acting in cooperation with the Network of Arab Arthouse Screens (NAAS), which aims to facilitate the screening of art house films in countries such as Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan and Syria. The film programme of the Cinema Mondial Tour (see the summary below) includes films from this region, along with films from the other parts of the world where the HBF and IDFA Fund are active.
This tour in cooperation with the NAAS network started in the first week of October, and will feature screenings in:
- Morocco – Ecole supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech
- Morocco – Cinematheque de Tanger
- Egypt – Cimatheque
- Sudan – Sudan Film Factory
- Lebanon – Metropolis Cinema
- United Arab Emirates – The Pavilion Downtown Dubai
- Jordan – Al Balad Theater
- Tunisia – Cinemad’art
The Cinema Mondial Tour has already been a feature of various festivals in Africa and is set to take in several more. For full tour details, see http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/professionals/hubert_bals_fund/cinema-mondial-tour-cmt/
The Cinema Mondial Tour 2012-2013 film programme:
Fiction films supported by the Hubert Bals Fund:
- DE JUEVES A DOMINGO – Dominga Sotomayor, 2012, Chile (Hivos Tiger Award winner 2012)
- GOODBYE – Mohammad Rasoulof, 2011, Iran
- QARANTINA – Oday Rasheed, 2010, Iraq
- WINTER VACATION – Li Hongqi, 2010, China
- TILVA ROSH – Nikola Ležaic, 2010, Serbia
Documentaries supported by the IDFA Funds:
- DOLLS, A WOMAN FROM DAMASCUS – Diana El Jeiroudi, Syria, 2008
- KING NAKI AND THE THUNDERING HOOVES – Tim Wege, South Africa, 2011
- LAST TRAIN HOME – Lixin Fan, Canada, China, 2009
- THE CITY OF PHOTOGRAPHERS – Sebastian Moreno, Chile, 2006
- THE INVISIBLE POLICEMAN – Laith El-Juneidi, Palestine/United Arab Emirates, 2011
The Hubert Bals Fund is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hivos Culture Fund, Stichting DOEN, Stichting Dioraphte, MEDIA Mundus and Lions Club Rotterdam.
The IDFA Fund is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hivos Culture Fund, Stichting DOEN, the Culture of Resistance Network, Media Mundus and CBA Worldview.