Author name: Roberto Ruta

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 years of informal collaboration, and the residencies and exhibitions by the two young artists Nasser Al Zayani (2015) and Nour Flayhan (2016), the festival 2017 presents the official launch of Middle East Now


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 coming from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE and Yemen. If you want to participate with a feature film,

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 the festival, with all its protagonists, the special events, the atmospheres and emotions. LINK VIDEO YOUTUBE [blox_row][blox_column width=”1/1″][blox_video animation=”none”][/blox_video][/blox_column][/blox_row]    

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. The Iranian short film “Talk Radio Tehran” by Mahtab Mansour wins the NYU Florence Best Short Film Prize; runner-up the Syrian short “Blue” by Abo Ghabi. And to the

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 the venues. A project in collaboration with Net7. Go the preview website: PREVIEW.MIDDLEASTNOW.IT Subscribe to the NEWSLETTER to be updated on all the events! [newsletter_signup_form id=0]