Tunisian pavilion officially opens at Cannes Film Festival
16/05/2019 10:38, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP special correspondent Fatma Chroudi) – The Tunisian pavilion officially opened at the Cannes Film Festival, May 14.

Director General of the National Film and Image Centre (CNCI) Chiraz Laatiri revealed at a meeting held on Thursday the pavilion’s general programme, pointing out: “Our activity at Cannes is not a bling-bling one,” as the main goal of the Tunisian pavilion is to “meet and find the suitable partners for new projects.”

Several partnership forms are mainly established with foreign professionals that the CNCI seeks to “bring them towards co-operation avenues, as part of funds or other possible co-production formulas.”

This second day was marked by the launch of institutional meetings with the CNCI partners of the Sentos project ahead of the announcement on May 18 of the retained projects. Led by Tunisia, this co-development project of films targets a priori six African countries (Niger, Mali, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Tunisia).

After her meeting with the head of the short-film market, Laatiri announced that the CNCI will participate in the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2020 as a partner in a Mediterranean stand, where it will represent the south Mediterranean countries through the Arab Film Institutes Commission (AFIC). This regional structure that gathers seven Arab countries of the Mediterranean was created on the fringes of the Manarat Festival in 2018.

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