The Carthage Film Festival celebrates its 50th birthday

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The Carthage Film Festival celebrates its 50th birthday

Created in 1966, the Carthage Film Festival is dedicated to Arab-African filmmakers and opens up to documentaries this year.

Created in 1966 by filmmaker Tahar Cheriaa, the Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage (JCC – Carthaginian Cinema Days) is the oldest film festival on the African continent.

Since last year, the new festival manager and filmmaker Ibrahim Letaïef (who directed Cinecitta) has helped taking the pulse of Arab and African productions, as the festival is entirely devoted to this cinematography. It gives them more recognition and targets the largest audience possible, as there are about 150,000 people who go to the various screenings during the festival.

This showcase for “non-aligned” countries is also a fantastic opportunity for Tunisian cinema to shine. The budget of the previous edition was up to 2M TND and of the 850 films submitted, 347 have been selected and screened during the festival.

Carthage Film Festival
Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image
2, avenue Taieb Mhiri
2078 La Marsa Tunis

From 28 October to 5 November 2016

25 TND for the duration of the festival
Central ticketing office for the city centre: Gallerie de l'Information, Habib Bourguiba Avenue (next to the Tunis Cathedral)