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The Arab Cinema Center Launches Its Activities at the Virtual Cannes Market

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Including The Cannes 101 and The CriticsÂ’ Awards for Arab Films

The Arab Cinema Center Launches Its Activities at the Virtual Cannes Market


Accompanied by 17 of its partners, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) launches its activities at the Cannes Film Festival for the sixth year in a row. The Festival has decided to hold a virtual market, running from June 22-26.

The partners who will join the ACC to the Festival (in alphabetical order): Arab Radio & Television (ART) (Saudi Arabia), Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) (Egypt), Eventival (Czech Republic), Film Clinic (Egypt), Greener Screen (UAE), MAD Celebrity (Egypt, UAE), MAD Distribution (Egypt, UAE), MAD Solutions (Egypt, UAE), Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF) (Sweden), Rotana Group (Saudi Arabia, Egypt), Rotterdam Arab Film Festival (Netherlands), The Royal Film Commission-Jordan (RFC) (Jordan), Sudan Film Factory (Sudan), Sudan Independent Film Festival (Sudan), Telescope (USA), The Imaginarium Films (Jordan), and Tripoli Film Festival (Lebanon).

As part of its activities at the virtual market, the ACC will reveal the 101 Most Influential Personalities in the Arab Film Industry, which casts light on the personalities and institutes that have been influencing and supporting the film industry in the Arab world in the past few years. The list will be available on ACCÂ’s website.

The ACC will also announce the winners of the 4th CriticsÂ’ Awards for Arab Films and the Achievement Award for Film Critics, in addition to several other projects during the market.

Organized by MAD Solutions in 2015, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) is a nonprofit organization registered in Amsterdam. The ACC is an international promotional platform for Arab cinema as it provides the filmmaking industry with a professional window to connect with their counterparts from all over the world through a number of events that it organizes. The ACC also provides networking opportunities with representatives of companies and institutions specialized in co-production and international distribution, among others. The ACC's activities vary between film markets, stands, and pavilions, networking sessions and one-on-one meetings bringing together Arab and foreign filmmakers, welcome parties, as well as meetings with international organizations and festivals, and the issuance of the Arab Cinema Magazine to be distributed at the leading international film festivals and markets.

Furthermore, newsletter subscription is now available on the ACC's website, allowing users to obtain digital copies of the Arab Cinema Magazine, as well as news on the ACC's activities, notifications of application dates for grants, festivals and offers from educational and training institutions, updates on Arab films participating at festivals, exclusive news on the Arab Cinema LAB, and highlights from the ACC's partners and their future projects.

The ACC also launched an English-language Arab Cinema Guide, available on its website, which is a comprehensive cinematic guide that comprises a variety of tools presented collectively for the first time to offer information on Arab cinema to filmmakers inside and outside of the Arab world. It also aims to facilitate filmmakers' access to international markets and help film industry representatives to easily identify Arab film productions.