Roberto Ruta

31 March 2018

FOCUS: WINDOW ON KUWAIT, young filmmakers from Kuwait

Middle East Now continues its journey though the Gulf: after visiting Qatar in 2014, the United Arab Emirates in 2015, Bahrain in 2016 and Oman in […]
28 March 2018

The exhibitions THE PEOPLE’S SALON and FLYING BOYS by Tamara Abdul Hadi

Tamara Abdul Hadi is one of the most established Middle Eastern photographers, co-founder of Rawiya, the first group of women photographers in the Middle East. With […]
27 March 2018

Download the Festival Guide 2018

Click here to download the Festival Guide 2018
5 March 2018

Palestinian director ANNEMARIE JACIR, special guest of the Festival

A focus on the Palestinian director ANNEMARIE JACIR, one of the most acclaimed and talented voices of contemporary Arab cinema. A focus will be dedicated to the […]
3 March 2018

“Hashtag # Middleast” is the theme of the festival 2018

Middle East Now wants to to tag the strong themes of the contemporary Middle East, among internet, social media and real changes within the society. The 2018 edition […]
12 October 2017

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2018 is now closed

The Call for Submissions of the 9th edition of Middle East Now is closed: we will announce the final selection of the festival the 20th of March. — We are […]
10 April 2017

The Awards of Middle East Now 2017

Here we go with the winners of the 8th edition of the Middle East Now! The “Middle East Now Audience Award 2017” goes to the film […]
2 April 2017

Focus on new cinema from Egypt

The Focus on Egypt is one of the highlights of this edition, with a selection of films that tell the country in a critical time of […]
22 March 2017

MUSIC: the talent of Bachar Mar-Khalifé for the first time in Italy

The festival presents French-Lebanese composer and multi-instrumentalist Bachar Mar-Khalifé, among the most renowned talents of the contemporary music, son of the famous oud musician Marcel Khalifé. […]