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Libya Movie Awards starts

April 2013 

libya movie awards

A film festival, part of the Libya Movie Awards, started yesterday at 5pm at the Mahari/Radisson Blu hotel’s theatre.

The three-day festival, which has been organised by the EU, in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute and NGO 1Libya, will show the best short films made by up-and-coming young Libyan filmmakers. These have been chosen from films entered into the Libya Movie Awards competition.

“It’s been very gratifying to see the huge interest by young filmmakers from all over Libya in taking part in this film competition, which is of the first of its kind in Libya,” said Project Manager for  1Libya, Aya Al-Amead. “We look forward to seeing more activities like this in the future and hope to continue receiving support from our partners.”

Libyan and European guests will run workshops and give lectures about filmmaking during the day and prize-winning films from the competition will be shown in the afternoons.

Short films from North Africa, the Middle East and Europe will also be shown, including award-winning movies from the EU-sponsored ‘Made in Med’ film competition.

“This film competition is a great way of showing EU support for culture and something fun beyond our traditional assistance,” said the EU Chargé d’Affaires, Khaldoun Sinno. He added that the organisers had been impressed with the high level of enthusiasm the Libya Movie Awards had received.

The programme for film-showings is:

Thursday 25 April:

5:00pm: Opening Ceremony

5:30pm: Screening of short movies

Walls asks: okay? By Ahmed Hermassi (Tunisia)

The House Game, by Mohamad ElWassify (Egypt)

Canvas on Mixed Media,  by Jalal Maghout  (Syria)

6:30pm: 475 – When The Marriage Becomes a Punishment, by Nadir Bouhmouch (Morocco)

Friday 26 April:

5:00pm: European Short Movies (Film directors will be present)

Merry-Go-Round Jody, by Adriano Sforzi (Italy)

The Blind Spot, by Raul Navarro (Spain)

The Black Rider, by Pepe Danquart (Germany)

I Had A Dream, by Francesco Merini (Italy)

The Match, by Francesco Merini (Italy)

6:30pm: Karama Has No Walls, by Sara Ishaq, (Yemen)

7:00pm: Isqat Al Nizam: At The Regime Border, by Antonio Martino (Italy)

Saturday 27 April:

5:30pm: The final ceremony and screening of the ten best short movies made by young Libyan filmmakers, from the Libya Movie Awards competition.

All events are being held in the theatre at the Mahari/Radisson Blu hotel. The theatre has its own entrance, on the left-hand side of the building if you are facing the hotel.

For more information, see:

Source: Libya Herald 

Categories: News, Press

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