Roberto Ruta

22 March 2017

Young artist CHNDY presents “Ali Baba can’t be found here”

The first edition of the “Middle East Now x Crossway Foundation Residency Programme” is the result of a close partnership between the festival and the Crossway […]
8 January 2017

New partnership for the MIDDLE EAST NOW x CROSSWAY FOUNDATION Residency Program

Middle East Now is delighted to announce its partnership with Crossway Foundation, by establishing the Middle East Now x Crossway Foundation Residency Program. After two successful […]
15 September 2016


It’s now open the Call for Submissions of the 8th edition of Middle East Now, that will be held in Florence from 4 to 9 April 2017. We are looking for feature films, documentaries, shorts and animation films produced in 2015-2016-2017 and […]
11 September 2016

VIDEO: Watch the report of Middle East Now 2016 with all its protagonists and special events

It is online the video report of the sixh edition of the festival, which was held in Florence from 5 to 10 April 2016. A full immersion on […]
13 April 2016

NEWS 2016: Winners and Awards of Middle East Now 2016

Palestinian feature “The Idol” by Hany Abu-Assad wins the Audience Award, and a special mention to “Barakah meets Barakah”, the Saudi romantic comedy by Mahmoud Sabbagh. […]
1 April 2016

CINEMA PREVIEW 2016: The special Preview website in now online, to discover all the films at this edition

The special website dedicated to the cinema program is now online, with all the details about the films presented, the synopsis, the trailers, the daily schedule and all […]
27 March 2016

NEWS 2016: Download the Middle East Now 2016 Guide, with all the screenings and events

Download the official guide of the festival, with the full program of screenings, exhibitions and special events, the daily calendar with all the venues involved, and […]
27 March 2016

CINEMA 2016: all the films and the special focuses of the program 2016

The contemporary Middle East is once again under the spotlight in Florence from 5 to 10 April 2016, with the 7th edition of Middle East Now, […]
17 March 2016

NEWS 2016: The festival pays homage to the Turkish director Yeşim Ustaoğlu

Yeşim Ustaoğlu is among the very few female directors in Turkey and is considered to be among the trailblazers of contemporary Turkish cinema. The festival presents a […]