Special Events 2017

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2018 is now closed

The Call for Submissions of the 9th edition of Middle East Now is closed: we will announce the final selection of the festival the 20th of March. — We are looking for feature films, documentaries, shorts and animation films produced in 2016-2017-2018 and coming from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE and Yemen. If

MUSIC: the talent of Bachar Mar-Khalifé for the first time in Italy

The festival presents French-Lebanese composer and multi-instrumentalist Bachar Mar-Khalifé, among the most renowned talents of the contemporary music, son of the famous oud musician Marcel Khalifé. Living in Paris, he has a unique style, in which he mixes traditional Arabic music, jazz and electro. His latest album “Ya Balad” collected a great success in France

FASHION: Harakat Sisters present “Urban Sounds from Casablanca to Beirut”

The festival presents the work and creativity of the Harakat Sisters, young fashion designers based between Beirut, Casablanca and Paris, founders of the creative studio that bears their name, which means ”mouvement ” in arabic.  Sara & Nisrine, two Nomad sisters that roam the world in search of inspiration and creative projects, in their  designs

The photo exhibition “Saudi Tales of Love” by Tasneem Alsultan

Saudi Tales of Love is a photographic journey through hidden dreams and stories of women who live in Saudi Arabia, one of the most closed societies in the world. Courageous choices, marriages and divorces, difficult personal experiences. The photographer Tasneem Alsultan explores these themes through stories of women decided to go beyond the taboos and