Roberto Ruta

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 […]
6 December 2015

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2016: how to participate to the next edition of the festival

It’s now open the Call for Submissions of the 7th edition of Middle East Now, that will be held in Florence from 5 to 10 April 2016. We are looking for feature films, documentaries, shorts and animation films produced […]
1 December 2015

VIDEO: Watch the festival report of the sixth edition of Middle East Now

It is online the video report of the last edition of the festival, which was held in Florence from 8 to 13 April 2015. A full […]
10 June 2015

FESTIVAL 2015: the programme of screenings, exhibitions and events of the sixth edition

Have a look at the Official Guide of the festival, with the complete schedule of films, screenings, exhibitions and special events, all the filmmakers and special guests who came to […]
30 May 2015

SPECIAL GUEST: Iranian actress Fatemeh Motamed-Arya on the spotlight at the festival

Among the special guests in Florence will be the acclaimed Iranian actress Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, “Simin”, considered to be one of the greats of Iranian cinema, who, after having […]