The Carthage Film Festival (JCC), dean of African and Arab festivals, is doing well. From biennale until 2014, it has become annual; thanks to prolific African and Arab film industries.
2016 was the occasion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the JCC. 2017 was the year of assessments and reforms. 2018 will be the year of confirmation for last year's choices and the opportunity to put the festival in more perspective both in the region and around the world.
The festive and popular aspect of the JCC is important and the festival is undoubtedly the biggest event in the country, the only one that transforms the face of Tunis by draining an incredible and good-natured public (more than 200 000 spectators in movie theaters and more than 2 million people in the center of Tunis in 8 days). But it was necessary to refocus the festival on its fundamentals:
2018 was the launching year of a huge cultural project, the Cité de la Culture, in the center of Tunis. This achievement, probably the most important in Africa and the Arab world, gives pride of place to cinema, with 6 concert halls and cinemas and the launch of the Tunisian Cinematheque, which has become a reality. The JCC have invested this space in two ways, since our headquarters are now housed there permanently, and an important part of our programming will take place there, with outstanding welcoming and technical conditions.
And so, long live the JCC!
Long live cinema!
And save your dates because we are waiting for you in Tunis from the 3rd to the 10th of November 2018.