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Sami Belhaj



As a director, Sami Belhaj, born in 1992, has already produced feature, experimental and documentary films (Je suis sourd, Du sang sous les ailes de pigeons, Touness ya touness). He has also written a number of screenplays, for example Spirit and Le Couloir. The most fascinating part of cultural management for him is organization, or “behind the scenes of culture.” Sami Belhaj wants to use the course to acquire knowledge and skills to be able to better conduct and manage future projects. He plans to establish a cultural association on the Kerkennah Islands that would invigorate the cultural scene of the region with clubs and encounters and also offer training programmes for socially disadvantaged youth. Goethe Institut

Monologue (2015)
Spirit (2014)
Du Sang Sous Les Ailes De Pigeons (2014)
Kherta... L'autre (2013)
Maätoug (2012)



Kherta (Orig.) / 2013 / Tunisia / 5 min

Kherta is a word that comes from the oral tradition of sailors from the island of Kerkennah, in Tunisia. Which means, the knot. The knot that represents a prison-like space and time.



Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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- 26.9.2016 -

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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