Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

Arab Cinema Center Releases 19th Arab Cinema Magazine at Cannes

Thu 18 May 2023 | 09:17 AM
By Pasant Elzaitony

For the ninth consecutive year, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) makes a triumphant return to the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

The 76th edition of Cannes is playing host to the release of the ACC's 19th Arab Cinema (AC) Magazine, which Colin Brown, a distinguished American film expert, serves as its editorial director.

The latest release contains an impressive lineup of content, including the Golden 101 — a highly anticipated list of the Arab film industry's change makers — and the 2023 Arab Film Market Survey, which provides essential facts and figures on vital films. Also, readers can explore the untapped world of Arab entertainment with the help of a comprehensive guide.

It also includes all the readers need to know about the seventh Critics Awards for Arab Films — which is witnessing the participation of 193 film critics from over 72 countries across the world as voters — the ACC's picks for this year's Achievement Award for Film Critics, and so much more in industry and regional entertainment news.

In addition to the usual features, this edition is also focusing on the Arab presence at this year’s edition of Cannes, which is witnessing the first Sudanese film, "Goodbye Julia", and Jordanian film and "Short" — "Inshallah a Boy" and "The Red Sea Makes Me Wanna Cry", respectively — in the history of the festival while also competing for its finest awards.

"Rarely does a Cannes Film Festival showcase Arab films in every section, but this year is an exception,” Brown said.

“As we witness an increase in Arab representation at this year's Cannes, it is with great pleasure that we release the 19th edition of our AC Magazine, which is dedicated to honoring the remarkable achievements of Arab cinema. This edition is set to be one of the most significant, featuring an extensive array of reports on major players in the industry, as well as the vital films, facts, and figures that define today's Arab cinema landscape,” added Alaa Karkouti and Maher Diab — Co-Founders of the ACC.

The digital version of the magazine is available on Cannes' Marche du Film website.