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22 February 2015

NEWS: Preview cinema and special project 2015

Middle East Now festival is coming back to Florence from 8 to 13 April 2015 with the 6th edition. The international festival of cinema, documentary, contemporary art, music, […]
25 February 2015

FESTIVAL TALKS 2015: “Everyday at 7.30pm” and all the other talks

Conversations, debates, book presentations and insights on major themes and current affairs in the Middle East. The festival invited on stage at Cinema Odeon journalists, reporters, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]