“One Night In Tunisia” on September 29 at Olympia in Paris

Lovers of Tunisian and oriental music will attend on Sunday, September 29, 2019,  a charity concert “One Night In Tunisia” at the Olympia, in Paris. “One Night In Tunisia” is, according to the organizers of ONIt Zephir, a link between nostalgia for the past and hope for the future. The concert will allow Tunisia to shine in this hall that has hosted the greatest names on the world music scene. This is thanks to the casting of the best Tunisian artists, in the fields of music, dance, humour and who…

Fatwa Participates in the Arab Film Festival-Amman

Tunisian feature film Fatwa by director Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud will take part in the 9th Arab Film Festival-Amman, taking place from August 25 to September 1, albawaba reported. Fatwa received 18 international awards, the latest of which was the Best Actress Award that Tunisian artist Ghalia Benali received at the Ecrans Noir (Black Screen) Film Festival in Cameroon. It was also granted four awards at the Tunisian Film Festival; Best Screenplay, Best Décor, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, Best Feature Film at the International Festival of Cinema and Audiovisual…

Hergla to host film festival on Tunisian animation on August 19-22

The Hergla film festival 14th edition will be held from August 19 to 22. Aimed to spotlight African and Med films, the Festival is sponsored by the Association Ciné-Sud Patrimoine, in association with the Italian Institute of Culture, the Tunisian culture ministry and TV5 MONDE. This edition’s main focus is Tunisian animation films and their evolution since the 1960s, with the pioneer of the genre Mongi Sancho, up to the present days with “Briska”, the latest work by the young director Nadia Rais. Rais is considered one of the most…

Hend Sabry to Become First Arab Woman to Judge at Venice Film Festival

Tunisian actress Hend Sabry will join the jury panel of the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film at the 76th Venice Film Festival, which is due to take place in Rome from August 28 to September 7. This makes the award-winning actress the first female Arab filmmaker fill this post at the Venice Film Festival, the world’s oldest film festival. “I am proud to be one of the jury members of Venice Film Festival and I also feel proud that veteran directors Emir Kusurica and Antoinette Liowill be…

Arab Radio and TV Festival closes

The Arab Radio and TV Festival closed Sunday in Tunis on Sunday with a celebration of Palestine. The closing ceremony was marked by the distribution of awards of the competitions organized by the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), for winning radio and TV productions. Winners were Tunisia (Al Maestro of the national tv production awarded the first prize for social series) in addition to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen, Iraq, Oman, Palestine and Morocco. ASBU organized the Arab Radio and Television Festival in cooperation with the Tunisian Radio and Television…

Dunes Electroniques back next September 21 – 22

Les Dunes Electroniques festival will resume Ong Jmel at the edge of Tunisia’s southern desert with a two-day musich show in a breath-taking location best known for its starring role in the Star Wars film franchise. Ong Jmel served as the film setting for Luke Skywalker’s hometown Mos Espa in George Lucas’ original trilogy of films. First taking place in 2014, the Dunes electroniques have been seeking to contribute to the local development and tourism in the Djerid region and Nefta in Tozeur by targeting a larger public from across…

Cannes 2019: Actor Mohamed Dhrif wins ACC Critics Awards

Tunisian Mohamed Dhrif, on Saturday, won the Best Actor Award at the Arab Cinema Centre (ACC) Critics Awards held on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival 2019, TAP reports on Sunday. Mohamed Dhrif was rewarded for his role in “Weldi” feature film directed by Mohamed Ben Attia. Tunisia’s Majd Mastoura had won the same award in 2017 for his role in “Hedi”, another film by Mohamed Ben Attia. A list of six winners has been announced among several candidates competing for the ACC Critics Awards, the same source said.…

Mirage d’espoir Exhibition opens in Tunisia

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Centre for Culture and Arts opened the Mirage d’espoir (Mirage of Hope) exhibition last weekend at El Abdelliya Palace. The one-month contemporary art exhibition is part of an IOM Tunisia initiative to present art merged with migration as a pluralistic phenomenon. 13 artists gathered representing along with Tunisia, 10 Mediterranean countries as part of an artistic residency which took place at the Sadika art space in Tunis from 1 to 15 April. The residency produced works addressing the theme of migration…

Freedom of Press Index: Tunisia leading country in Maghreb

Tunisia ranked first Maghreb country favourable for journalists, on Reporters Without Borders (RSF) 2019 index released Thursday. It stands at the 72nd position over 180 countries featuring into the ranking. Tunisia with this new rating leapt its ranking as it held the 97th place on the 2018 index. The index focused on several criteria such as pluralism, media independence, media environment and self-censorship, legislative framework, transparency, and the quality of the infrastructure that supports the production of news and information. Tunisia is far ahead of its regional neighbors Mauritania (97);…

Tunis to host OIF MENA office

Tunisia and the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) signed on Monday an agreement to set up the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Office of the organization in Tunis. Foreign minister Khemaies Jhinaoui and OIF Secretary-General, Louise Mushikiwabo inked the deal. Hosting the OIF regional office will put Tunisia on the map in the region and at the international front, Jhinaoui told media. “This office will help strengthen cooperation between the countries of the region,” he added. “The OIF office has strategic importance and will contribute to Tunisia’s shining…