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Highlights - 28/11/2012


Europa Cinemas Mundus in Lebanon


Metropolis Sofil

A Round Table on Distribution and Release of European and Arab Films in Lebanon and the Arab World will take place on Friday 9 December 2012 at the Institut français in Beirut.

Within the Framework of the 19th European Film Festival in Lebanon, and in partnership with Europa Cinemas and Unifrance , the Metropolis Cinema and Institut français in Lebanon are organising a round table for professionals on the distribution and release of Lebanese and Arab films in Lebanon and the Arab world. This meeting seeks to look into the actions that need to be produced and the synergies that have to be put in place in order to ensure a better visibility for these films, especially in film theaters.

Claude-Eric Poiroux, General Director of Europa Cinemas, and Menem Richa, Coordinator of the Mediterranean region, will present the funds for the distribution and theatrical releases put together by the network throughout the world, which support European films and European films co-produced with Mediterranean partners, within the European Union’s programmes MEDIA and MEDIA Mundus.

You can access the Guidelines of the programmes set by Europa Cinemas in the frame of MEDIA and MEDIA Mundus by the following link.

Jean-Christophe Baubiat, Head of Research and Distributor Relations at Unifrance, will present the activities of Unifrance for the promotion and the distribution of French cinema throughout the Arab World.

Furthermore, the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), which has invested interest into the distribution of Arab films in the region and beyond, will be also participating in the debate. AFAC will be represented by its Film Programmes Manager, Rima Mismar.

This round table is open to producers, distributors, exhibitors and other film professionals in Lebanon (limited seats available).

Not less than 50 Lebanese professionals have been invited to this meeting that will be undoubtedly a decisive stage for the visibility of European and Arab films in Lebanon and the Arab world.


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