Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Tunisia: 'Cinephilia' Project Launched By 'Echos Cinématographiques'

Tunis/Tunisia — The “Echos Cinématographiques” Association has launched the “Cinephilia” project with the support of the French Institute of Tunisia (IFT) and in partnership with HAKKA Distribution and Cinéfilms.

“Cinéphilia” is a capacity building programme in cultural mediation, audience mobilisation and project management, aimed at groups with projects to organise regular film screenings and wishing to develop their capacities in film mediation and film club animation. This programme aims to enable them to acquire technical and logistical skills as well as communication and management skills. To this end, a call for applications for training for screening collectives and film clubs has been launched, with a deadline of April 23, 2023.

Two participants from each selected collective will be supported to create or strengthen an entity dedicated to this activity.

The project aims to create or develop the capacities of six permanent structures across Tunisia offering independent cinema programming throughout the year. The beneficiary structures will have the opportunity to become part of a programming network.

An initial two-month phase will consist of meetings and theoretical and practical training lasting an estimated 40 hours over two months (May and June 2023), followed by a programme of internships and ongoing support over a period of two years, at the end of which each collective will have the opportunity to develop the tools needed to organise, promote and host independent film screenings on a regular basis throughout the year. Particular attention will be paid to sustainability through the search for a viable economic model and appropriate financial autonomy.