With 14 new film critics this year, 76 film critics from all over the world started viewing Arab feature and documentary films produced in 2018 on Festival Scope to nominate films and filmmakers for the 3rd Annual Critics Awards, organized by the Arab Cinema Center (ACC). The winners will be announced during the next edition of the Cannes Film Festival. With Arab features finally on the Annual Critics Awards’ radar, who knows what the future holds for the film industry in Arab countries!
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The awards are given to the best Arab film productions every year in the following categories: Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Director, Best Writer, Best Actress and Best Actor. For the first time in the history of Arab cinema, the jury brings together 76 of the most prominent Arab and international film critics from 33 countries from all over the world this year.
Organized by MAD Solutions, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) celebrates its fifth year since its inception in 2015. A non-profit organization registered in Amsterdam, ACC is an international promotional platform for Arab cinema as it provides the filmmaking industry with a professional window to connect with their counterparts from all over the world through a number of events that it organizes. ACC also provides networking opportunities with representatives of companies and institutions specialized in co-production and international distribution, among others.
ACC also launched an English-language Arab Cinema Guide, available on its website, which is a comprehensive cinematic guide that comprises a variety of tools presented collectively for the first time to offer information on Arab cinema to filmmakers inside and outside of the Arab world. It also aims to facilitate filmmakers’ access to international markets and help film industry representatives to easily identify Arab film productions.
The Arab Cinema Center announced the launch of the MAD 3ARABI (Arab Flow) in Prague, Czech Republic. The festival aims to introduce the Arab culture and focus on the film and TV industry, flowing Arab entertainment and culture onto European shores, and also providing an extension for Arab filmmakers and content creators in the entertainment industry to reach new shores.
Stay tuned for more info and coverage for the 3rd Annual Critics Awards festival and awards!