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Tunisia’s Carthage Film Festival shortlists 11 African and Arab films for post-production grants

The Carthage Film Festival (Journées cinématographiques de Carthage, or JCC) that takes place in Tunis between November 3 – 10, 2018, has shortlisted 11 African and Arab films as part of the Takmil workshop that grants post-production funds.

To be held on November 5, 6 and 7, the Takmil workshop, namely “finish” in Arabic, offers a platform for African and Arab films in post-production phase to be evaluated by an international jury of cinema professionals. For three days, working copies are viewed by the jury in the presence of the filmmakers. Screenings are followed by a discussion allowing each participant to defend his film. The workshop Takmil also aims to be a platform offering visibility to young African and Arab filmmaking with winning films screened at the festival after they are finished. Post-production grants are awarded to the winners.

Earlier this year, Nejib Ayed, Director General of the Carthage Film Festival announced the list of projects selected for the Takmil 2018 workshop, that included films and documentaries from Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Syria and Rwanda.

Similarly for the Chabaka workshop that hosts African and Arab films in the development phase, projects shortlisted include films from Tunisia, Egypt, Togo, Algeria, Senegal, Lebanon, Morocco, Gabon and Burkina Faso.