Film Middle East Now is the only film festival in Italy entirely dedicated to the contemporary Middle East. The fifth edition will take place in Florence from 9 to 14 April 2014, and will present a week of full immersion in Middle Eastern and North African contemporary cinema, visual arts and culture, with an eye on the most energetic, vibrant face of the Middle East.
The last edition took place from 3 to 8 April 2013, and presented a programme of 44 titles among feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations, with more than 30 international guests attending the event, including directors, actors, producers, artists and journalists.
Titles that normally are not distributed in Italy, selected among the most acclaimed productions by the audience at international festivals. The program expanded this year to include cinema from North Africa and Morocco in particular, as guest country. New at this edition also the “Focus Afghanistan Inside Out”, dedicated to a country in the spotlight whose future is still to be written; the special section on Israel and Palestine; plus a great attention to Syria, with a selection of films that tell more of this country beyond all the news. And then films, documentaries and shorts from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain…
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