The Venice Film Festival has tapped Iranian artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat to head the jury of its recently revamped Horizons section, which is dedicated to new trends in world cinema.
The Locarno Film Festival is beefing up its budding market side by offering special industry screenings and confabs for buyers and sellers during its upcoming 63rd edition.
Pic exposes the dark side of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's earthquake relief efforts.
Italian culture czar Sandro Bondi has announced that he will not attend the Cannes Film Festival, protesting the selection of “Draquila — Italy Trembles,” a Michael Moore-like docu by Italo…
Proving the pervasive power of TV on the cultural identity of a people, Tunis-based satcaster Nessma TV is positioning itself as a catalyst of change for the Maghreb region and North Africa's…
Marco Bellocchio's Fascist-era drama Vincere won the lion's share of Italy's David di Donatello prizes, scooping eight of the country's most prestigious film nods, though Davids in main categories…
1970: Back from Washington's Georgetown U., where he studied international economics, Tarak Ben Ammar decides to serve his country not as a diplomat and lawyer, his father's professions, but by…
Hollywood may house more soundstages than anywhere, but then there's the Tarak Ben Ammar studio system in Tunisia.
Of all the current projects on the Quinta slate, none is as high profile as "Black Thirst," with Jean-Jacques Annaud attached to direct.
With at least 500 3D screens out of a total of roughly 4,000, Italy touts itself as being at the forefront of Europe's 3D revolution.
In Italy, foreign indies are getting slammed by the country's mania for 3D and the strong showings of quality local titles.