The 2019 "Nejib Ayed" session of the Carthage Film Festival will open with the film "The Scarecrows" by Tunisian filmmaker Nouri Bouzid.
"The Scarecrows" had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival 2019.
Nouri Bouzid is twice winner of the JCC Gold Tanit award, for " Man of Ashes" in 1986 and "Making Off" in 2006.
Carthage Pro, the professional platform of the JCC at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.
Several African and Arab films have been selected in 2019 in the various sections of the Cannes Film Festival and have enjoyed great success with the public, professionals and film critics. In addition to these world premiere films, film projects that began their career at Carthage Pro, the professional platform of the JCC, were invited to Cannes this year in various workshops and development platforms.
Tunisian documentary project "Fouledh" by Mehdi Hmili, Chabaka JCC 2017 Selection, has been short listed at the World Cinemas Factory.
Tunisian feature film project "La Fayette" by Houcem Sansa, Chabaka Producers Network 2016 Selection, participated in the producers' meetings Cinephilia Bound Cannes 2019.
Three other Chabaka 2018 selection projects participated in pitch sessions of the African Cultural Agency pavilion at Cannes 2019 (CAC)
"Algeria in Auvergne" by Lina Soualem (Algeria) winner of the CNCI scholarship at Takmil 2018 won two awards in Cannes:
the Cinephilia bound Cannes prize offered by SEAT26 Productions (USD 5,000) and First Docs-in- Progress Award (10000 euros) at DOC DAY Cannes 2019.
CFF from October 26 to November 2nd (instead of November 2nd to 9th) Why?
The date of the Tunisian presidential elections, recently announced, are too close to the JCC rendez-vous and can disturb the cinema celebration.
We have therefore moved our dates forward by one week to avoid any confusion.
Save the new dates: from October 26 to November 2nd 2019
The Carthage Film Festival JCC announces that its press conference for the 2019 session, scheduled at the Cannes Film Festival on May 21st, is postponed to May 22, 2019 at 11am in the Tunisian Cinema Pavilion, 105 Riviera, following the programming of Tunisian film “Tlamess” by Ala Eddine Slim on May 21 at 11:45 am.
Registrations are open:
Awaiting for your films
29 April Opening of registrations
22 May Press conference at the Cannes Festival at 11am
15 August Closing of registrations for official competitions sections long and short films
1st September Closing of registrations for Carthage Pro «CHABAKA» and «TAKMIL»
1st September Closing of registrations for «World Cinema» and «Carthage Cine Promises»
9 October Press Conference in Tunis
26 October Festival opening ceremony
27 Oct-1st Nov Carthage Pro
27 October «Carthage-Pro» opening cocktail
30 October «CHABAKA» and «TAKMIL» closing ceremony
2 November Festival closing ceremony