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2019


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(Photo: Royal Jordanian Film Commission)

Inhouse
In the end of June 2019 Irit Neidhardt served as mentor at the Project Market Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for International Cooperation in Amman (Jordan).


Talk
Tuesday, 14.05.2019 at 18:30 h, at Conference Room of the German Arab Association, Calvinstrasse 23, Berlin
Jerusalem, Jeruschalajim, al-Quds 
- On the Roots of Palestine-Images in the European Everyday Culture
(in German) more and registration


Inhouse
Saturday, 27.4.2019, 10:00 to 18:00 at ESG, Henselstr. 7, Gießen
War and Media: Images from Syria
Formation for volonteering team-members of Motivés e.V.


Text
Oscar nominated: "Capernaum" and "Of Fathers and Sons". In: inamo97 | spring 2019, p. 51-52. online (in German)


Panel
16.4.2019 at the Documentary Convention in Leipzig (Germany)
Tackling Documentary Distribution: case studies of theatrical distribution of Arab feature documentaries.
Documentary distribution in general in challenging, with very few examples of Arab region documentaries that are distributed either outside or in the region itself. Highlighting cases that successfully gained exposure and circulation as well as potential alternative or specific strategies, this panel will coer a variety of topics: realistic expectations and turnouts, successes and disappointments, how to tackle the actual problem of ‘non-distribution’ from, and inside, the region.
Panelits: Mélanie Simon-Franza (Just Doc, France), Ahmed Sobky (Zawya Distribution, Egypt), and Irit Neidhardt (mec film, Germany); Moderator: Jad Abi Khalil.
(Within the module: Distribution, Circulation & Sales)


(Photo: IFF Dortmund | Cologne)

Film Talk
Wed, 10.4.2019 at 20.00h at Schauburg Dortmund
International Women's Film Festival Dortmund | Cologne, International Competition, film talk Wajib with Irit Neidhardt from the German distribution mec film


Text
Funding Guide for Arab Producers 2019. Compiled by Irit Neidhardt, produced by Beirut DC in partnership with Terrso (open source, no copy right). download pdf | view online


Panel
30.3.2019 at Metropolis Art Cinema in Beirut (Lebanon)
Conversation with International Sales Agents about acquisitions and sales strategies behind major sales companies and the place of Arab Cinema on the international market. With Daniela Elstner (Doc&Film International), Frederic Corvez (Urban Distribution), Hedi Zardi (LuxBox), Irit Neidhardt (mec film), moderated by Myriam Sassine (Abbout Productions)


The Media Majlis (Photo: NU-Q)

Moderation
19.3.2019 at 19.00h at the Projection Theatre, The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar
The Final Stages: Viewership, Censorship and Distribution
How do you distribute films without cinemas? What is the danger of being limited to the festival circuit? What can film festivals offer beyond distribution? Who censors? How do you secure a market for your film? How do you get distributors on board? And when is the right time to do this?
These are by no means clear-cut and transparent questions—even to members of the film industry.
Join Arab film distributor Irit Neidhardt in discussion with a panel of creatives and practitioners as they try to shed light on the topics from multiple perspectives, including those of a Qatari filmmaker, film festival director, and international filmmaker. continue


Lecture
Tue, 22.1.2019 um 19.00 at Freizeitheim Lister Turm, Walderseestr. 100, Hannover (Germany)
Oh Jerusalem! - On the Anchoring of Images on Palestine in European Everyday Culture
(in German) more