A selection of short films from film schools in Beirut, Marrakech, Algeria, and Tunisia, curated by COPEAM (Permanent Conference of Mediterranean Audiovisual) in collaboration with the Università Telematica Internazionale Uninettuno, aimed at promoting the early works of young filmmakers from Mediterranean countries. It includes the short films "TAYOT 24," "MAMAN," "RAI RAYI," and "AYYUR."
Tunisia. 2022. Color. 10'.
Director, Screenplay, and Cinematography: Roua Salah
Editing: Roua Salah, Maryem Bjaoui
Production: École Supérieure de l’Audiovisuel et du Cinéma
A 16-year-old boy who lives in Bengardenne, in the south of Tunisia, drops out of school and starts dealing for fun, not because he needs to, but because he is influenced by those around him.
Lebanon. 2022. Color. 14'.
Director, Screenplay, and Editing: Nadim Chidiac
Cinematography: Chris Akoury
Music: Antoine Kassis
Cast: Ralph Hilaly, Chantal Fadel, Sary Chammas
Production: Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts
A 20-year-old prepares a surprise dinner for his mother, who lives abroad, trying to convince her to stay in Lebanon.
RAI Cinema Award
Algeria. 2022. Color. 26'.
Director and Screenplay: Walid Cheikh
Cinematography: El Aid Chater
Editing: Inés Daif
Starring: Mehdi Moulai, Fayçal Merzouk
Production: Lab DZ. Institut Français d’Algérie
Friendship, creativity, authenticity, and freedom of thought and expression: how these values can be sources of inspiration and strength in our lives.
IDF/Mucem Youth Award
Morocco. 2022. Color. 19'.
Director: Zineb Wakrim
Screenplay: Based on various poems by Forough Farrokhzad interpreted in Berber by Zineb Wakrim and Hicham Dazi
Cinematography: Amine Berrada
Editing: Pierre Bael
Cast: Samad Ait Sarih, Salah Haddad, Hasna Haddad, Hassan Ait Sarih
Production: École Supérieure des Arts Visuels
Hasna and Samad are 14 years old. Art and painting help them to resist and to see some light in the midst of darkness.
Third Prize at La Cinef Cannes 2023
- Tuesday, 24th. Babel 1. 8:30 PM.
With the attendance of Guillaume Ortiou-Campion, representative of COPEAM.