The 25th edition of Carthage Film Festival will take place from 29 November to 6 December 2014

Takmil : Editorial


1992 saw the birth of an original section inspired by the Rotterdam Cinemart : «CARTHAGE FILM FESTIVAL PROJECTS WORKSHOP».

Endowed with grants for development, this Workshop served as a steppingstone for many African and Arab talents.

Throughout the sessions, as well as the faithful contributors that are HUBERT BALS, OIF (French speaking Organization) and the CNC France, a number of Funds gave us their support, and we'd like to thank them herewith.

Today, thanks to new technologies and the advent of a greater freedom of expression conquered following the Revolutions, talented African and Arab filmmakers were able to carry out their film projects. If shooting and editing are relatively accessible, the film unfortunately often halts at the stage of post-production, through lack of means. This is why, for the session 2014, we deemed it appropriate to privilege projects in the finishing stage rather than scripts in development.

The Takmil Workshop, meaning «finishing» in Arabic, aims to allow African and Arab projects in the stage of post-production to be assessed by cinema professionals. Indeed, from December 3rd to 5th 2014, an international jury, after the viewing of selected working copies, will offer their expertise and award post-production grants to the most promising projects.

Five grants will thus be awarded by the Centre National de la Cinématographie français (CNC), the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), the Arab League Educational Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), the Arab Fund for Art and Culture (AFAC). Furthermore, Commune Image will provide the Workshop with works in colour grading and mixing.

We wish the participants good luck and hope to see their films on screen next year in Carthage.

The Takmil team

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