The selection of “Carthage ciné-promesse” competition
Carthage Film Days have always been dedicated to promoting the productions of cinema students from Africa and the Arab world through the "Carthage Ciné-Promise" competition.
The 34th edition of JCC is honored to to reveal the selection for the competition “Carthage ciné-promesse”:
- Louka - Basma Rkioui - Marocco
- Daddy Eric The Tender - Gaston Bonkoungou - Burkina Faso
- Born A Celebrity - Luay Awwad - Palestine
- This Is Paul - Rosana Kassim - Egypt
- Airbender - Souhayeb Denkir - Tunisia
- Hawr - Robert Minassian - Libanon
- Derail - Chayma Landoulsi - Tunisia
- A Dog, A Stone - Asma Laajimi - Tunisia
- Dreamers - Zayneb Bouzid - Tunisia
- Just 24 hours ... - Max Mbakop - Cameroun
The selection for the Official Competition Documentary short Films
The 34th edition of Carthage Film Festival is pleased to reveal the selection for the Official Competition Documentary Short Films:
- Tassaloul - Imène Salah - Algeria
- Desire - Hnine El Houssine - Marocco
- Not gangsters - Estelle Kone- Ivory Coast
- The Scissors - Elise Sawasawa - Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Drowning Fish - Amir El-Shenawy - Egypt
- In The Traces Of My Freedom - Benin
- Tissue - Anis Tounsi - Tunisia
- Message From Anonymous - Loai Galal - Egypt
The selection for the Official Competition Documentary Long Films
The 34th edition of Carthage Film Festival is pleased to reveal the selection for the Official Competition Documentary Long Films:
- The Cemetery of Cinema- Thierno Souleymane Diallo - Guinea
- A Golden Life- Boubacar Sangaré - Burkina Faso
- Amchilini, choose me- Kader ALLAMINE - Tchad
- Bayt Al Hejba- Jamila Annab _ Maroc
- The Captain - Houssem Sansa - Tunisia
- Coconut Head Generation - Alain Kassanda- Nigeria
- Aida Returns - Carol Mansour -Lebanon
- Mouvma - Ines Ben othman - Tunisia
- The Taxi, Cinema and Me - Salam Zampaligré - Burkina-Faso
- Jenin - Mohammad Bakri - Palestine
- Beyrouth à Anxieux- Jaber Zakaria - Lebanon
- Hollywoodgate - Ibrahim Nash'at - Egypt
Carthage Film Festival Official Poster
The picture of Haydée Tamzali, leading the official poster of the Carthage Film Festival in its thirty-fourth edition (28th October - 4th November 2023), encapsulates the story of the beginnings of a cinema that is a hundred years old.
Haydée Tamzali, daughter of Tunisian cinema pioneer Samama Chikly, stands as the first actress, screenwriter and editor in Tunisia and the Arab world. Her presence on the festival's official poster pays tribute to all Tunisian female filmmakers who have ardently and skillfully contributed to the nation's film industry and beyond.
These women excel across various cinematic roles, including screenwriting, directing, acting, cinematography, editing, script, sound engineering, set design, and production. This tribute also extends to all Tunisian cinema professionals, both men and women, who have contributed to the creation of a rich cinematic legacy spanning a century.
Haydée Tamzali penned the first scenes of Tunisian narrative cinema and was also the first actress and star in the inaugural films of Tunisian cinema history, "Zohra" (1922) and "Ain El-Ghezal" (1924). Serving as the symbol of the birth of Tunisian cinema, Haydée Tamzali takes the spotlight on the official poster of Carthage Film Festival in 2023, marking a century of Tunisian cinema.
Focus Jordan 2023
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will be represented During the 34th session of Carthage Film Festival through a special section titled "Focus Jordan 2023".
The JCC will screen 10 films, programmed in collaboration with the Royal Film Commission of Jordan, to celebrate the strong international presence of jordanian films and the jordan’s significant position as a destination for international production.
The screening program includes:
Five feature films:
- “Theeb”- Naji Abu Nowar, 2014
- “Daughters of Abdulrahman”- Zaid Abu Hamdan, 2021
- “The Alleys”- Bassel Ghandour, 2020
- “Farha”-Darin J.Sallam, 2021
- “Tiny Souls”- Dina Nasser (Feature Length Documentary), 2019
- “Truce”- Salah Al Khataybeh, 2020
- “Kroka”- Samer Battikhi, 2022
- “Diana”-Maysoon Hbaidi, 2020
- “Give Up the Ghost”- Zain Duraie, 2019
- “Tala’ Vision”- Murad Abu Eisheh, 2021
Celebration of the centenary of the birth of “Sembene Ousmane”
Since its inception, The JCC has consistently been dedicated to celebrating African figures who have left an indelible mark and shaped a cinema that advocates for African peoples and their identity.
During its 34th edition, Carthage film festival will celebrate the centenary of the birth of the Senegalese filmmaker and writer “Sembene Ousmane” (1923-2023).
The godfather of african cinema, “Sembene Ousmane” holds the distinction of being the first rewarded of the golden Tanit at the inaugural edition of Carthage film festival in 1966.
Sembene’s cinema shed light on the suffering of African nations and their culture, serving as a protective shield to preserve African identity from loss.
The jury of “Carthage Pro”
The “Carthage pro” platform continues to support young creators during the 34th edition of Carthage Film Festival.
The platform organizes meetings between African and Arab Filmmakers, and supports films in the development and post-production phases from October 30th to November 1st.
The Carthage Film Festival is pleased to announce the Carthage Pro jury:
- Jacqueline Nsiah (Ghana- Germany): Programmer for Berlinale
- Deema Azar (Jordan): Film Producer and Script Consultant
- Quatiba Barhamji (Syria): Film Director and Editor
- Katy Lena Ndiaye (Senegal): Filmmaker
- Sahbi Kraiem (Tunisia): Post Production Director
Dora Bouchoucha, President of the Jury for Documentary Features and Short Films
The Tunisian Trailblazing film producer Dora Bouchoucha has been selected as President of the Jury for Documentary Features and Short Films for the upcoming 34th edition of JCC.
Dora Bouchoucha is a highly esteemed figure in both the Tunisian and international film industry. She is renowned for her support of auteur cinema and her dedication to promoting and advocating for African and southern cinema.
Bouchoucha has presided over the JCC for 3 editions in 2008, 2010 and 2014 and served as a member and president of the jury at numerous film festivals, including the 28th edition of FESPACO.
She became a member of the Academy of the Oscars in 2018 and she was chosen as the godmother of the 15th edition of the Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde at the Cannes Film Festival In 2023.
Mahamat Saleh Haroun,the jury head for both long and short feature films, as well as animation
As one of the prominent African film festivals,The JCC, has consistently shown its support for independent African cinema and its notable figures.
In line with this commitment, the 34th edition of the festival,has appointed the esteemed Chadian filmmaker, Mahamat Saleh Haroun, as the jury head for both long and short feature films, as well as animation.
The 21st edition Silver Tanit winner for "Daratt” ,Mahamat Saleh Haroun, holds the distinction of being one of the select few directors to inaugurate the Carthage Film Festival twice, with his films "A Screaming Man" (2010) and "Lingui, The Sacred Bonds" (2021).
The Chadian director has previously participated in the Carthage Film Festival with several of his films in official competitions and parallel sections.
The 34th edition of JCC pays tribute to Hani Abu Assad
The 34th edition of Carthage Film Festival pays tribute to the iconic figure of the emerging wave of Palestinian cinema, The 25th edition’s Golden Tanit winner, filmmaker Hani Abu Assad. Abu Assad will be honored for his remarkable cinematic career shedding light on the suffering of the Palestinian people and using cinema as a means of expression.
The steering committee of the 34th edition of the Carthage
Cinematographic Days, which will be held from October 28 to November
4, 2023, informs people wishing to work at the festival that they can
now submit an application using the form provided for this purpose and
by dropping it off at the registry office of the National Center for
Cinema and Image, Pavillon du Cinéma, 4th floor - Cité de la
Culture, no later than Friday October 6, 2023, at 5 p.m.
The completed form must be accompanied by:
- A copy of the national identity card.
- An exceptional authorization to practice in exchange for a fee, signed by the the hierarchical superior.