Essays in Cinema Criticism
Category: Creative and Critical Writings
The project sets the foundations of a new platform for cinema criticism in Arabic, to analyze films and contribute to the development of the discourse of critics. The project is based on the capacity to capture current productions and criticize them, as well as Arabize international texts on cinematic theories, relying on critics well-versed in Arab cinema affairs and capable of evaluating Arab cinema in the international cinema context. It also aims at providing the conditions for upcoming generations of critics to develop their capacities and skills through training workshops.
Category: Research, Training and Regional Events
The project consists of screenings of 10 to 12 films (long features and shorts), by young Arab directors who will introduce their work to a general audience. They will also animate specific workshops about filmmaking for students and young people. Workshops about critical writings and programming, meetings with professionals will be held at the same time.