Roberto Ruta

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 […]
16 March 2016

FOOD 2016: Lebanese chef and food activist Kamal Mouzawak, special guest at the festival

Lebanese food activist Kamal Mouzawak, leading light on the Lebanese culinary and food lifestyle scene, special guest at the festival Chef and restaurateur Kamal Mouzawak is […]
15 March 2016

EXHIBITIONS 2016: “OUR LIMBO” by Natalie Naccache and “LIVE, LOVE, REFUGEE” by Omar Imam

Special events include two exhibitions on Syrian refugees seen as more than statistics: “Our Limbo” by the Lebanese photographer Natalie Naccache, and “Live, Love, Refugee” by […]
14 March 2016

PROJECT-EXHIBITION 2016: “My Lebanon” by the young artist and illustrator Nour Flayhan

“My Lebanon” is a colourful and ironic declaration of love for the Lebanon by the young artist and illustrator Nour Flayhan, especially conceived for the festival […]
26 February 2016

NEWS 2016: The Call for Submissions is now closed, news on the 2016 program are coming soon

We are finalising the Middle East Now 2016 Festival Program, in the meantime we would like to thank all the directors, producers and distributors that sent […]
7 December 2015

New video “MAKOO” released by NARCY

Iraqi-canadian musician Narcy returns with a new video off his sophomore release World War Free Now! with the Baghdad banger Makoo. Produced by his musical co-hort […]