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Tunisia country of honour at 8th Aswan Int'l Women Film Festival

Tunisia was announced to be a country of honour at the 8th edition of the Aswan International Women Film Festival (AIWFF) which will be held 20-25 April.

Algerian film industry vies for revival after decades of neglect

Algerian cinema is in search of a revival, decades after its 1970s heyday and steep decline, with authorities having blown hot and cold in their support.

UK artists launch Cinema for Gaza auction to raise money for Medical Aid for Palestinians

Cinema for Gaza, an initiative by a collective of UK artists, launched on Tuesday an online charity auction aimed at raising funds for Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP).

Free the people of Palestine: Egyptian-American comedian Ramy Youssef in his SNL monologue

The Egyptian-American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Ramy Youssef called for a free Palestine in his eight-minute monologue on Saturday Night Live (SNL), which he hosted for the first time on 30 March.

Egyptian-American comedian Ramy Youssef to make his debut as SNL host

Egyptian-American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Ramy Youssef will host Saturday Night Live (SNL) for the first time on 30 March.

Posters, trailers give glimpse at what to expect from this year’s Eid Al-Fitr films

Two weeks before the Eid Al-Fitr movie season, the official posters and trailers for three movies – Shekko, Fasel Men El Lahzat El Laziza, and Alamashi – were released.

26 films from 13 Arab countries to compete at 14th Malmo Arab Film Festival

The 14th edition of the Malmo Arab Film Festival, scheduled to take place 22-28 April, will feature 26 films across its official competitions.

El-Gouna Film Festival announces dates for its 7th edition

El-Gouna Film Festival (GFF) announced that its seventh edition is set to take place in the coastal town of Gouna from 24 October to 1 November 2024.

Film critic Andrew Mohsen on three worth-watching Ramadan series

Film critic Andrew Mohsen has highlighted three TV series that he finds worth watching this year during the holy month of Ramadan: Masar Egbari (Mandatory Path), Ashghal Shaqa (House Duties), and Baba Geh (Dad Is Here).

Oscar winner 'Zone of Interest' director Glazer rejects Israel's use of Holocaust to justify killing Palestinians

Johnathan Glazer, director of Best International Feature Film winning "The Zone of Interest" (UK) on the Holocaust, spoke out during his acceptance speech at 2024 Oscars against the use of Jewishness and the Holocaust by Israel to justify killing Palestinians and the dehumanization of Gaza.

2024 Oscar winners in main categories

Here are the winners in key categories for the 96th Academy Awards, which were handed out in Hollywood on Sunday.

The 10 contenders for the best picture Oscar

This year, the 96th Academy Awards are being held in Hollywood on Sunday.

Guide to Ramadan 2024 TV series

Below is the list of the Egyptian Ramadan 2024 TV series and where to watch them.

Aswan Int'l Women Film Festival reveals poster of its 8th edition

Aswan International Women Film Festival (AIWFF) has revealed the poster of its eighth edition, which is scheduled to take place on 20-25 April.

Israeli filmmaker Yuval Abraham faces death threats after condemning Israel at Berlin Film Festival

Yuval Abraham, an Israeli filmmaker and co-director of the documentary “No Other Land,” said he received death threats after condemning Israel onstage while obtaining the best documentary award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Germany launches probe over Berlin Film Festival winners condemning Israel’s war on Gaza

German officials revealed on Monday that they will investigate how the Berlin International Film Festival allowed award winners to condemn Israel's war in Gaza at the event's closing ceremony on Sunday 25 February.

Ismailia Film Festival says honouring Mahdi Fleifel, Salwa Mohamed Ali & Steve James as it unveils 25th edition

The 25th Ismailia International Festival for Documentary and Shorts (IIFDS) has revealed the three honourees of the year: Danish-Palestinian director Mahdi Fleifel; Egyptian actress Salwa Mohamed Ali; and American film producer and director Steve James.

Franco-Senegalese director Mati Diop's documentary Dahomey on looted African art wins Berlin film festival

"Dahomey", a documentary by Franco-Senegalese director Mati Diop probing the issues surrounding Europe's return of looted antiquities to Africa, won the Golden Bear, the Berlin film festival's top prize Saturday.

Restitution in focus as Africa takes Berlin fest spotlight

African cinema has seized the spotlight at this week's Berlin film festival, probing contemporary realities while demanding attention to historical crimes.

All BAFTAs 2024: Oppenheimer 7 wins, Poor Things 5 wins

The winners of the British Academy Film Awards were announced yesterday. Oppenheimer garnered a total of seven awards, followed by Poor Things with five wins. Check the complete list of winners below

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