Roberto Ruta

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 […]
27 May 2015

EXHIBITIONS 2015: “Everyday Middle East”, powerful shots of daily life directly from Instagram

A special photo-exhibition at ETRA Studio Tommasi Gallery, presenting “Everyday Middle East” (@everydaymiddleeast), the Instagram-based
25 April 2015

FESTIVAL WINNERS: all the films and the directors awarded at this edition

The Iranian documentary “NO LAND’S SONG” is the winner of the “Middle East Now Audience Award”, the Afghan short “ANGELUS NOVUS” won the “NYU Florence Best Short Film”, from […]
26 March 2015

MUSIC 2015: performer artist and musician THE NARCICYST special guest

Middle East Now presented the first appearance in Italy of THE NARCICYST, the  charismatic and talented artist from Iraq, leading light of Arabic hip-hop. The Narcicyst gave a […]
28 February 2015

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2015: Nasser Alzayani in “Finding the Middle East in Florence”

The special project by the young Bahraini artist Nasser Alzayani, produced for the festival 2015. Nasser expresses himself best through drawing, and His artwork usually consists of moments […]
27 February 2015

CINEMA PREVIEW: the festival app website with all the cinema programme

The special website PREVIEW MIDDLE EAST NOW dedicated to the film program of this edition, with all the synopsis of the films, trailers and multimedia contents; a project […]