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The Arab Cinema Center Announces Open Call For Submissions for the Latin Arab Co-Production Forum on Its Website

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Targeting Filmmakers in Latin America and the Arab World

The Arab Cinema Center Announces Open Call For Submissions for the Latin Arab Co-Production Forum on Its Website


Through its website, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) has opened submissions to Arab film projects for the 3rd Latin Arab Co-Production Forum. Applicants should fill in the application form and send it to latinarab.forum@cinefertil.org. The deadline for submissions will be on Monday, 24 September. For more information on the application guidelines, please visit the following link: http://acc.film/open-call/

Organized by the non-profit organization for the Promotion of Cultural Diversity Creciente "Cine Fertil", the 3rd Latin Arab Co-Production Forum is going to take place from November 4-6 within the 29th Carthage Film Festival. The Latin Arab Co-Production Forum targets projects in development and post-production stages coming from Latin America and the Arab world. The Forum is an opportunity to promote new audiovisual projects, enable co-production agreements, and strengthen cooperation between industry professionals with its parti-colored activities that range between pitching sessions, business rounds, work in progress competition and specialized conferences.

The selected projects in development stage shall have the opportunity to take part in the Pitching Sessions (LatinArab Pitch Competition) and those in their more advanced stages may show their headway during a Works in Progress session (Works in Progress Competition). Apart from these activities, all participant projects of the Forum can take part in business rounds, where they will meet professionals who might be interested in participating in their projects.

The Forum's international juries will select the Best Fiction Pitch, which will be awarded the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image award worth €5,000 to be used in the development stage; and the Best Argentinean Pitch, which will receive the INCAA Award that consists of €5,000; and the Best Work in Progress, which will receive the Lahaye-Pomeranec Award that consists of post-production services worth USD $15,000 and the Haddock Films Award consisting of $30,000 Argentine pesos and subtitling to English or Spanish.

Organized by MAD Solutions in 2015, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) is an international promotional platform for Arab cinema as it provides the filmmaking industry with a professional window to connect with their counterparts from all over the world through a number of events that it organizes. The ACC also provides networking opportunities with representatives of companies and institutions specialized in co-production and international distribution, among others. The ACC's activities vary between film market main wings, introduction and networking sessions for Arab and foreign filmmakers, welcome parties, as well as meetings with international organizations and festivals, and the issuance of the Arab Cinema Magazine to be distributed at the leading international film festivals and markets.

Furthermore, newsletter subscription is now available on the ACC's website, allowing users to obtain digital copies of the Arab Cinema Magazine, as well as news on the ACC's activities, notifications of application dates for grants, festivals and offers from educational and training institutions, updates on Arab films participating at festivals, exclusive news on the Arab Cinema LAB, and highlights from the ACC's partners and their future projects.

The ACC also launched an English-language Arab Cinema Guide, available on its website, which is a comprehensive cinematic guide that comprises a variety of tools presented collectively for the first time to offer information on Arab cinema to filmmakers inside and outside of the Arab world. It also aims to facilitate filmmakers' access to international markets and help film industry representatives to easily identify Arab film productions.

The Arab Cinema Center launched the MAD 3ARABI (Arab Flow) in Prague, Czech Republic. The festival aims to introduce Arab culture and focus on the film and TV industry, flowing Arab entertainment and culture onto European shores, and also providing an extension for Arab filmmakers and content creators in the entertainment industry to reach new shores.