The 28th Carthage Film Festival (JCC) kicked off in Tunis on Saturday. Some 180 films will be screened among different competition categories namely the official competition, the official selection out of competition, and parallel selections.
The official competition includes 51 films from 27 countries in addition to 14 feature-length fictions, 15 short fictions and 8 short documentaries.
The opening ceremony was marked by the screening of the film “Writing on the Snow” by Palestinian director Rashid Mashrawi.
“The proposed films of this year’s festival will focus on many themes such as integration and social injustice, migration, social phenomena, but above all they will deliver messages of peace, tolerance and love,” said the JCC General Delegate Lamia Guiga during a press briefing.
“We have tried to reconcile the fundamentals of the festival with the spirit and requirements of the time since the JCC is an Arab-African festival par excellence, “JCC director Nejib Ayed told media.
All competitions are dedicated to Arab and African films, trying to gradually return to the balance between the African and Arab presence, with an emphasis on Africa, being the cornerstone of the festival, he added.