Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Arab Cinema Center to Bring Delegation

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Arab Cinema Center to Bring Delegation

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Organised by Cairo and UAE-based MAD Solutions, the ACC aims to support Arab filmmakers and the film industry in the Middle East.

Companies attending Cannes under the ACC umbrella include Egyptian production houses Film Clinic, The Producers, Crystal Dog, The Friends, True Motion and Salam PROD, Jordan's The Imaginarium Films, Lebanon's Seat 26 and the UAE's Cinema Akil.

The ACC delegation also includes the International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva (Switzerland), the Robert Bosch Stiftung Foundation (Germany), the Silk Road Film Festival (Ireland), the Luxor African Film Festival's Etisal Fund (Egypt), the UAE Ministry of Interior's Cinema Awards (UAE), the Iraqi Independent Film Center (Iraq), Free TV (Egypt) and MAD Solutions (Egypt, UAE).

"Launching at Berlin was a successful foundational step, which encouraged us to launch the second edition at Cannes, which has the world's largest film market," said MAD Solutions CEO Alaa Karkouti. …

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