JCC 2022



Film production tender

Call for tenders in simplified procedures N°01/2022
AROUND THE THEME "Cinematographic adaptation of a short story drawn from recent or heritage Tunisian literature "

The National Center for Cinema and Image (CNCI) is launching a Call for tenders in simplified procedures to choose four cinematographic production companies for the executive production of four short films around the theme " Cinematographic adaptation of a short story drawn from recent or heritage Tunisian literature"

Interested tenderers may withdraw the specifications starting from the date of publication of this notice.
The envelopes containing the offers must be sent by registered post or by express post to the National Center for Cinema and Image - at the Cite de la Culture Block Cinema 4th floor Avenue Mohamed 5 1001 - Tunis - or deposited directly at the registry office of the CNCI in return of a discharge. These envelopes must be closed and sealed and they must bear the reference and subject of the call for tenders with the words "do not open, call for tenders in simplified procedures N° 01/2022 relating to the executive production of four short films around the theme " Cinematographic adaptation of a short story drawn from recent or heritage Tunisian literature ". The envelope must contain the following documents:
1. Administrative documents:
2. Technical documents:
3- The financial offer:

All the documents listed above must be signed and bearing the tenderer's stamp and the date appearing on their last page.
Tenderers, by the mere fact of submitting their tenders, are bound by their tenders for a period of 120 days from the day following the deadline fixed for the receipt of tenders.
The deadline for receipt of tenders is set for July 13, 2022 at 12:00 a.m. (as attested by the CNCI stamp).
The bid opening session will take place on Monday July 13, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the CNCI headquarters.


Film Submission

Film Submission for the 33nd edition of the CFF is due May 10, 2022


General & Artistic Direction

Sonia Chamkhi / Biography
Sonia Chamkhi is Associate Professor at the Higher School of Audiovisual and Cinema (ESAC, University of Carthage). She holds a PhD in cinema, audiovisual and television arts (Paris-Pantheon-Sorbonne), with a degree in image design, film- making and screen play writing. Sonia Chamkhi is a filmmaker, a fiction writer and a researcher.

Wholly engaged in the cultural and artistic scene, Sonia Chamkhi was also appointed as Director General of the National Cinema and Image Center (CNCI), Chairwoman of the Association of Tunisian film makers (ARFT), Director of the National Cinema Festival and the Vice-president of the Independent Union of filmmakers/ producers (SIRP) and the Union of Tunisian artists (UAT).

Sonia Chamkhi is also a writer of four books which have received numerous national and African literary prizes, including the CREDIF Prize for scientific research in 2003, the Zoubeida Bchir Prize for women creation in 2008, the COMAR Prize for the first novel in 2009 and an Honorary distinction of the NOMA Prize of African edition in 2009. She is a member of the Parliament of French-speaking Writers.

Ibrahim Letaeif / Biography
Ibrahim Letaief graduated in expression and communication sciences at the University Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne. He is a filmmaker, producer and man of the media.

Ibrahim Iltaief is also involved in social work, and was, inter alia, the Director of the Association of Tunisian Filmmakers (ARFT: Association des réalisateurs de films tunisiens), besides being actively involved as a member of the International Network of ‘Cultural Exception’ (Seoul 2008), alongside being the chairman of the national unison of advertising agencies (SAPA).

Ibrahim Iltaief was the Director General of Carthage Film Festival (JCC) in 2015 and 2016, as well as its Artistic Director in 2020.
He was awarded
- The National Prize of Tunisian Cinema (2010)
- The Order of Cultural Merit of Tunisia (2016)
- And was made Chevalier des arts et des lettres (‘Knight of Arts and Letters’) in 2016


Carthage Cinema Festival 2022

In 2022, we are celebrating the 56th anniversary of Carthage Cinema Festival (Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage (JCC). For more than half a century, we have been committed to serve and promote the African, Arab, Asian, and Latin-American cinema, in view of welcoming contributions from other countries and regions worldwide.

The current year’s 33rd session, which will be held October 29 to November 5, 2022, is taken in charge of by a new team, managed by Ms. Sonia Chamkhi as Director General, and Mr. IbBrahim Letaeif as Artistic Director.

We, the members of the team are greatly pleased to renew our fruitful collaboration with the southern cinema professionals, our partners, and express the thrill of meeting the exceptional JCC public, whose attendance remains the unique signature of our success.