Festival For Francophone Cinema Announces Tunisia 2021 Country Of Focus
The Alexandria Festival for Francophone Cinema, in partnership with the Arts Foundation for Culture and Media, has announced the country of focus and the festival dates for the 2021 edition. Headed by seasoned artist Samir Sabry, the 2021 edition of the festival will take place from 18 June 2021 to 23 June 2021. The festival is said to be expecting more than 45 films as part of their programme, of which the majority of the content will be coming from co-productions between Francophone countries.
Highlighting Tunisia as the country of focus is the Festival Director, Mohamed Atef, who said that the festival had been honoured to receive Tunisia as the guest of honour. Atef stated that Tunisian cinema had become one of the most successful Arab cinemas in the international film forums and is making tremendous and inspiring global leaps. Tunisia had also been leading in the co-production space, emphasised Atef.
The Alexandria Festival of Francophone Cinema is happy to announce that the Minister of Culture in Egypt, Inas Abdel Dayem, supports the Egyptian-Tunisian Year of Culture celebration, added Atef. Furthermore, the festival is in the process of coordinating with the relevant authorities in Egypt and Tunisia to ensure that the celebration highlights the ancient artistic and cinematic legacy of both countries.
Behind the festival are the Arts Foundation for Culture and Media and the Supreme Committee of the Festival, which writer Mohamed Salmawy heads.