11 August 2014

Contemporary art from the Middle East at New Museum in New York for the exhibition “Here and Elsewhere”

The Jordanian photographer, that wan on stage in Florence with the project “Occupied Pleasures”, is now one of the artists that are part of the exhibition […]
14 January 2015

NEWS: MIDDLE EAST NOW SUMMER NIGHTS, cinema under the stars on the occasion of Estate Fiorentina 2015

Three special screenings in Piazza SS. Annunziata: six titles, among premières and awarded films, to present the contemporary Middle East within the calendar of ESTATE FIORENTINA 2015 […]
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 […]
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, […]
15 September 2016


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 […]
22 March 2017

Cooking class with famous Iraqi chef Philip Juma

Philip Juma – founder of Juma Kitchen, famous supper clubs and pop up restaurants in London, to raise awareness on the Iraqi dishes in Europe and the […]
3 March 2018

“Hashtag # Middleast” is the theme of the festival 2018

Middle East Now wants to to tag the strong themes of the contemporary Middle East, among internet, social media and real changes within the society. The 2018 edition […]
9 April 2018

OUR SYRIA: RECIPES FROM HOME by Dina Mousawi e Itab Azzam

“Our Syria. Recipes from Home” is a collection of stories and recipes from one of the largest culinary cultures in the world, written by two young […]
23 February 2019

Food special guest will be ANISSA HELOU, the acclaimed chef and author of bestsellers of Middle Eastern cuisine

Anissa Helou will be in Florence with a presentation of her last book “Feast: Food of the Islamic World”, and a special cooking demonstration dedicated to […]