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From the 10th to the 13th of September the 2nd Edition of the Assilah EUROPE-ORIENT Documentary Film Festival has taken place.

10 documentary films in competition and an international event with filmmakers, producers, writers, cameramen from all over the world:

Palestine, Morocco, Algeria, Belgium, Germany, England, Spain, France, China…

The Jury Comittee Prize went to the Algerian/Ireland Film “El Gusto”

The Aljazeera Documentary Channel Prize went to the Palestinian film “Naji Al-Ali”

The Best Director to the German/Palestinian director of the film “The Turtle’s Rage”

The Script Award went to the Spanish Director Ben Lewis for his film “World Brain”


The Criticism Award went to the Chinise Film: “Petition”

During the Festival there were 2 workshops:

Scenario Workshop for the benefit of the students enrolled in the entitled documentary film at Abdelmalek Essaadi University supervised by the Journalist and the director Montasser marai, former official Production at Al Jazeera Documentary Channel and currently head of media consultancy.

“Creative Child Film” workshop supervised by director Abdel Ghaffar Assalifi for the benefit of a group of Assilah school children.

ArabDocNetwork at Luxor African Film Festival opening today
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Today, 18th of March 2014 is the opening for Luxor African Film Festival and Arab Doc Network will be there!

We will be informing of all the documentaries in this festival!

The 20th Edition of Tetouan International Film Festival will take place soon
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The 20th edition of the Tetouan Film Festival, or officially, the International Festival of Mediterranean Film in Tetouan, begins on March 29th running tuntil the 5th of April 2014.  The main event of the festival is a competition for films from the Mediterranean region, with prizes awarded in the categories of feature films, short films, and documentaries.

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Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival 10th Edition will take place from 17th to 20th April 2014
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Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival’s Target:

We seek to become a place where filmmakers from different countries and cultures meet to create a unique platform that celebrates creative talent and encourages a cultural interest in documentary films.

Aljazeera Festival was formally inaugurated on April 18th, 2005 by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Aljazeera Network” Sheikh Hamad Bin Thamir Al-Thani.

In its first year, the work of 14 Arab countries was included under the theme “Social Programs and News”. Gold, silver and bronze awards were presented to winners from each category. To encourage student filmmakers, a new category called “New Horizon” was launched which has now become a festival trademark. This trend-setting category has proved to be highly successful and has now become a unique creative platform. From the 2nd edition of the festival, countries from all over the world have been enthusiastically participating. The word “International” was added to the title of the festival.

From the 3rd edition onwards, the festival is titled as “Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival.” Films were categorized as short, medium and long. Separate categories “New Horizon Competition” and “Jury Award Category” were included as well.

Starting from the 4th edition, special awards are given by sponsors to promote important public issues such as family and children issue, the Palestinian cause, Freedom and Human Rights issue.

Since the 6th edition, which witnessed an increase in the number of participating films, the festival organizes public broadcasts of films in open places to encourage more people to watch documentary films in addition to the films already being screened at the festival venue i.e. The Sheraton Hotel, Doha.

The 7th edition paid tribute to all those who believe in “Dialogue” and took into account the recent upheavals taking place in the Arab nations.

The festival thus continues its purpose of “Unity in Diversity”; discussing the challenges the world faces and ways to overcome them through various discussions and symposiums. It constantly endeavors to promote creative talent from all over the world and in this way, leave behind a unique stamp of originality and professionalism.