Within Arab Cinema Center's Presence at Cannes Film Festival
Odeh Films Co-produces the Palestinian Feature The Fearless Tigers
Under the umbrella of Arab Cinema Center (ACC) at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, Odeh Films has announced its co-production of the new Palestinian feature film The Fearless Tigers by director Matthias Lebeer. The film is set to be filmed between Palestine and France.
The film tells the story of a disgraced ex-football star who arrives in the West Bank to train the national women's football team, inspiring each girl to overcome the huge obstacles they face on their journey to qualify for the Asian Games.
A 100- minute sports drama, The Fearless Tigers is written by Gavin Daniel, and is director Matthias Lebeer 's feature debut. Matthias gained critical acclaim for his short film Brod Ludaka, which was shortlisted for the Oscars.
Set to be filmed between Palestine and France, The Fearless Tigers is s joint production between Palestine and France; May Odeh (Odeh Films, Ramallah) and Sébastien Onomo (Les Films d'Ici, Paris).
May Odeh is a director and producer, who worked on the production of many Palestinian fiction films. She has recently established a production company, Odeh Films, which strives to focus on producing and distributing creative documentaries and fiction films from the Arab region.
About Arab Cinema Center (ACC)
Arab Cinema Center (ACC), organized by MAD Solutions, marks its sixth stop in 2016 at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. The Center opened the year with intensive activities at the 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), followed by the 66th Berlinale, the Qumra Doha Film Institute, the Center's first Arab stop since its launch in 2015, in addition to Silk Road Film festival in Ireland, and Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART).
Previously, Arab Cinema Center (ACC) revealed its year-round partnership with Variety magazine as the Center's media partner; in addition to a digital partnership with Festival Scope and a technology sponsorship with Striim.in to promote ACC's events in 2016. The Center has launched a magazine during the 69th Cannes Film Festival, which is regarded as the first English-language publication of its kind from the Arab world specialized in Arab cinema and designed to address international film markets, shedding light on Arab cinema updates as well as prominent and up-and-coming Arab filmmaking potential and talents.
Arab Cinema Center (ACC) is operating as an international promotional platform for Arab cinema as it provides Arab filmmakers with a professional window to connect with filmmakers from all over the world through a number of events that it organizes and provides networking opportunities with representatives of companies and institutions specialized in co-production and international distribution, among others.
The Center's activities vary between Film Market main wings, introduction sessions for Arab and foreign filmmakers, welcome parties, meetings with international organizations and festivals, in addition to releasing an ACC guide to be distributed among the Film Market visitors.