University Paris 3 Research Institut on cinéma and audiovisual and cinéma departement Lab.
Consulat général de France à Jérusalem
Through its cooperation in the audiovisual domain, the French Consulate in Jerusalem has a mission to promote exchange between France and the Palestinian Territories in the audiovisual discipline, and to support the structuring of the Palestinian audiovisual field. Regarding cinema specifically, our cooperation consists in supporting initiatives that help develop the Palestinian film industry and film production on the one hand; and, on the other hand, sending Palestinian filmmakers and/or producers to France and worldwide to help them access better opportunities and a greater visibility through festivals, professional encounters or training.
Institut du monde arabe
Born as a partnership between France and the member countries of the League of Arab States, the Institut du monde arabe or Arab World Institute is a private foundation which purpose is to increase awareness among French and European publics about the contribution of the Arab world to universal civilization, and to promote dialogue between the East and the West. Since the inauguration of the Institut du monde arabe, its Cinema Department has a core objective to make Arab films accessible to the Parisian public through thematic programs, retrospectives and tributes.
Until it stopped in 2006, the Biennale of Arab Cinema in Paris has been a reference worldwide in the field of Arab cinema. Regular premieres at IMA have made it and still make it possible to present unreleased movies, or other films awarded by professionals to the Parisian audience.
Fonds de solidarité et de développement des initiatives étudiantes de Paris 8 (FSDIE)
FSDIE is a funding mechanism mainly targeted at supporting projects that are initiated and developed by student associations. These projects should primarily address their fellow students, but can also address the wider university community.
Mission de Palestine en France
The Cultural Service of the Palestine Mission in France promotes the Palestinian culture (arts, audiovisuals, cinema, dance, education, literature, music, theatre). The role of the Cultural Service is to advise, conceive, develop and promote the Palestinian artists who suffer isolation. Chaired by the Ambassador of Palestine in France, it aims at initiating and supporting cultural exchanges among artists, authors, thinkers and strengthening the number and the quality of opportunities offered to them. The Cultural Service is looking for innovative ideas that will enable the Palestinians and the French to work together on creative projects.
The Association France Palestine Solidarité (AFPS) gathers persons concerned about peoples’ right to self-determination and the defense of human rights. Its vocation is to support the Palestinian people, namely in its fight to achieve its national right. It has more than 4.900 members distributed over a hundred groups in France.
The Catholic Committee against Hunger and for Development (CCHD)-Terre Solidaire is the first French development NGO. Recognized for its public utility in 1984, it has been awarded the “Great National Cause” official label in 1993 and has a consulting role with ECOSOC (the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations). For over 50 years, CCFD-Terre Solidaire is acting against the world hunger. They support local actions in countries of the South, raise awareness of the French public of international solidarity and advocate for addressing the underlying causes of poverty.
Run by the association AVEC, the cultural café GRAND BOUILLON is an intergenerational venue, a place of social diversity, cultural openness and debates and exchanges between citizens, a place where you can discover works of art and cultures and a place for sharing practices, knowledge and know-how. The venue will host the closing event of the Festival on the 5th of June, after the last screening the cinema Le Studio.
Checkpoint 303 (aka Hajiz 303 in Arabic) collect sounds from ordinary life and the streets of the Middle East and they mix them with music to recreate their own soundscape, one that is searching for peace. Their politically engaged electronica is both a testimony against injustice as experienced in the Palestinian Occupied Territories, and a hymn to the resistance and hope of civil societies in Arab countries and the world, as they long for freedom, justice and dignity.
Union Juive Française pour la Paix
The Union Juive Française pour la Paix (UFJP) is a Jewish secular association that considers that a fair and long-standing peace between Israelis and Palestinians can only be achieved by putting an end to Israel’s impunity. It is needed to bring Israel to put an end to the colonization, the apartheid and the ethnic cleansing imposed on the Palestinian people. The association supports the rights and the resistance of the Palestinian people and, at the same time, fights against all forms of racism: islamophobia, anti- Roma racism, anti-Semitism, discrimination against the migrants, etc.
Fondation un monde par tous – Fondation de France
Linked to the Fondation de France, the Fondation un Monde par tous aims at the fulfillment of the objectives of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. More specifically, it undertakes and supports activities, fostering dialogue and exchanges between men, societies, and peoples, particularly in situations of conflict. It supports research that favors the development of the creative potentials of those who suffer from exclusion.
Les Amis d’Al Rowwad
The Les Amis d’Al Rowwad association seeks to promote and support the Palestinian culture, a means of the “Belle Résistance” (“Beautiful Resistance”). Therefore, the association supports the socio-cultural activities and the artistic creations of the Palestinian centers by showing them in France. In Palestine, it cooperates essentially with the cultural center Al Rowwad in Aida, a refugee camp near Bethlehem, and the Yes Theatre of Hebron.
Collectif Palestine Paris 8
The Collectif Palestine Paris 8 aims at providing support to new Palestinian students at the university in their administrative procedures; establishing exchanges of students/teachers between Palestine and Paris 8; informing and raising awareness on the Palestinian cause; organizing events (conferences, screenings, debates, exhibitions, solidarity sales, concerts…) related to Palestine.
Created in 1982, riding the free radio wave, Radio Orient (Izaat al Charq in Arabic) is a radio station based in Clichy in France which is broadcasted throughout the Parisian area and several French cities as well as abroad. The radio broadcasts in two languages, French and Arabic. It is a general-interest radio with programs about entertainment, politics, news, interaction and culture. Meeting point for political, social, cultural and religious figures with the listeners, Radio Orient is a proximity radio with the ambition of being a place for information, exchange and construction. Radio Orient’s several daily news shows have specific interest to the Maghreb and the conditions of immigrants from the Maghreb and the Middle-East. Delivered information is meant as a complement to other media. Radio Orient stands for the values of living together, openness to the others and respect of differences within the frame of secularism and republican traditions. It passes on the news with maximum objectivity and it also promotes interactivity by giving voice to their listeners.
L'Agence Media Palestine
Agence Média Palestine is a highly competent and professional structure in the domains of media, law and communication. Its aim is to provide support to the Palestine solidarity movement. The agency is involved in many projects, here are some of the operations it is currently supporting: strengthening the communication capabilities of the solidarity movement; supporting the different existing campaigns, principally the BDS; restoring whenever necessary, the reality of facts against disinformation; providing legal aid to pro-Palestinian activists, particularly when they face trials; supporting and developing legal initiatives seeking to enforce the rights of the Palestinian people.
Mediapart is an independent and participative subscription based online media platform. It was established in 2008 out of the conviction of four journalists: François Bonnet, Gérard Desportes, Laurent Mauduit and Edwy Plenel. The other two founders are Marie-Hélène Smiéjan and Godefroy Beauvallet.
A French-Belgian revue, Ballast was born late 2014: it combines a paper revue sold in bookshops with an online version. Our initial strive was about crossing perspectives, breaking silos and opening closed boxes. It’s all about mixing intellectual thought with analysis on the ground of ordinary life, keeping a unique focus on what is common to people rather than what is divisive. We’re trying to weave together politics and poetry, economy and painting, philosophy and reportage. “Change the world”, said Marx and “Change life” said Rimbaud; we want to change life and the world all together.
Politis is a weekly magazine, whose editorial board is directed by Denis Sieffert since 1996. Founded in 1988 by Bernand Langlois and other journalists such as Jean-Paul Besset, Michel Naudy and Rémy Galland, it deals with politics and societal issues and it takes an anti-liberal and ecologist leftist perspective. Besides, Politis proclaims to be in “defense of the public services and of the common goods of the society” and it refuses both the “omnipotent market where everything can be bought and sold” and the ideology of the clash of civilizations.
Due to its reputation and the number of visitors, Saphirnews.com, is the oldest and number one online daily newspaper dealing with Muslim matters in France. Over 26.000 articles are access free on the site. Saphirnews.com regularly partners with associations or institutions for their cultural events. Reports, interviews and inquiries are conducted by a team of professional journalists. Many other contributors such as intellectuals, researchers, responsible of associations and opinion leaders also publish editorials and analyses.
The LUMINOR Hôtel de Ville is the only cinema in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. It is an unmissable convivial place for exchange in the famous “Marais” neighborhood. All year long, their program mixes movies, films festivals or series, conferences and debates, and tributes with a core strive for dynamism and quality.
Le Studio is a cinema of the Art et Essai group, labeled Jeune Public (Young Public). Right in the center of Aubervilliers, within a space full of institutes and artistic and cultural initiatives, run by the Association Cinéma Le Studio, this cinema is supported by the city of Aubervilliers. Its activities in the field of image education are in line with the municipal cultural policy (Direction des Affaires Culturelles d’Aubervilliers) and the local cultural actors. Le Studio’s programming is mainly composed of art films of all genres (fiction, documentary, patrimonial films, shorts…), as well as popular quality movies. It is a space devoted to education in the visual image, and it coordinates the national initiative Ecole et cinéma on departmental scale.
Idioms Film was established in Ramallah in 2004 with the purpose of developing the cinematic capacity of independent film production in Palestine, by improving accessibility to production facilities, international film markets, and financing. Our recent titles include Off Frame aka Revolution Until Victory by Mohanad Yaqubi, Suspended Time, a program of 9 short films marking the 20 years of the signing the Oslo Agreement, Infiltrators by Khaled Jarrar and Pink Bullet by Ramzi Hazboun. Some of our previous productions include shorts and feature films, such as The Shooter by Ihab Jadallah (2007), No EXIT by Mohanad Yaqubi (2014), Chicken Heads by Bassam Jarbawi (2009), Though I Know the River Is Dry by Omar Hamilton (2012) and the feature film Habibi Rasak Kharban by Susan Youcif (2010). Many of the stated and the unstated works have been screened in festivals and events worldwide.
Based in Jordan and Palestine, Philistine Films is an independent production and distribution company founded in 1997. Philistine Films was created in order to provide support to new talents and to offer a platform to the emergent independent Arab cinema.