JCC 2017 du 4 au 11 novembre 2017


Long live the JCC!

The Carthage Film Festival (JCC) has just celebrated its 50th anniversary.
The dean of African and Arab Film Festivals remains an essential platform for the promotion of the cinematography for which it was dedicated; African and Arab Cinema. Its militant inspiration was somewhat blunted in view of the overall disenchantment resulting from the minimalist policies of most African and Arab governments in the field of cinema. But the JCC remain a key asset in this battle, as it has been for decades. We just have to keep the faith.
And my faith is very strong!
What can I offer to a festival that has given us so much?
I believe that the first thing to do is to return to the fundamental objectives of the JCC, which are today more relevant than ever:

  • - The promotion of African and Arab films and cinematography, strengthening competitions, re-establishing the competition for documentary films, doubling the prizes, multiplying the focus on innovative experiences.
  • - Strengthening the networking of operators in the sector in order to be a real force of proposal.
  • - The organization of useful innovative debates for both the industry and film enthusiasts.

The JCC will also be a tri-continental festival, with an emphasis on the extremely vibrant cinemas of Asia and Latin America.
The objective is to show the golden public of the JCC and our guests, new cinematographic experiences in our regions, but also in countries that are so similar to us and that we barely know...
The 28th session of the JCC will be more focused, both in films and in screenings spaces, and it will be a celebration, the celebration of cinema.

Nejib Ayed
Director General of Festival