List of titles selected for Cannes Official Selection, Critics Week and Directors Fortnight from Asia, Africa and the Middle East with sales agents where known.
Category: MIDDLE EAST
FESTIVALS: ‘Le Spectre De Boko Haram’ Wins Tiger Award In Rotterdam
Cameroonian filmmaker Cyrielle Raingou’s Le Spectre De Boko Haram was presented with the Tiger Award at this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam.
FESTIVALS: Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s ‘The Beasts’ Takes Three Prizes In Tokyo
Psychological thriller The Beasts, directed by Spain’s Rodrigo Sorogoyen, won three awards at this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival, including the Tokyo Grand Prix, best director and best actor for Denis Menochet.
Saudi Filmmaker Aymen Khoja On How To Build A Film Industry From Scratch
Saudi Arabia is now the biggest box office territory in the Middle East, but its local film industry is still in the very early stages of development.
FESTIVALS：‘A New Old Play’, ‘Mediterranean Fever’ win top awards at HKIFF
A New Old Play was named best film in the Chinese section, while Mediterranean Fever took best film in the World section.
FESTIVALS: ‘Drowning In Holy Water’ takes best film at MIFFEST Awards
Eric Gravel’s Full Time was presented with best director and best actress at fifth edition of the awards.
So that was Cannes 2022: a return to the new normal
A summary of the major trends to emerge at this year’s Cannes film festival, from the sales business to global production incentives and beyond.
ROUND-UP: Major sales deals out of this year’s Cannes market
A summary of the major sales deals announced at this year’s Cannes market on films originating from Asia & Middle East.
FESTIVALS: Park Chan-wook, Song Kang-ho win major Cannes awards
Korean talent took two of the top awards, with Park Chan-wook winning best director and Song Kang-ho taking best actor.
Cannes 2022: Korean wave, strong Middle East presence, first film from Pakistan
Line-up includes four Korean titles, entries from Iran, Turkey & the Arab world, and a rare film from Pakistan.