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Together with Clara Helbig and Khaled Ziadah, Irit Neidhardt made the Documentary Jury of Sharjah Film Platform 6, which took place from 8.-17.12.2023 in Sharjah (UAE).

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Curation / Film Talks
27.+29.11.2023 in Freiburg, The Pain of History. Two Films by Omar Amiralay
Everyday Life in a Syrian Village, 27.11.2023 in Kino im Wiehrebahnhof
There Are So Many Things Still to Say, 29.11.2023 Cine Arab at Haus der Jugend

Together wie artist and filmmaker Patrick Peljhan as well as camerawoman and filmmaker Christiane Schmidt, Irit Neidhardt was in the jury of the Bremer Dokumentarfilm Förderpreis in November 2023.

(photo: Goethe Institute Alexandria)

On 22nd September 2023 at 8pm at Goethe Institute Cairo-Dokki and on 24th September 2023 at 5pm at Goethe Institute Alexandria in the fraemework of ther Goethe Film Week
A panel discussion featuring industry experts Irit Neidhardt (mec film), Ahmed El Sobkey (Zawya), and Jessica El Khoury (Film Clinic) discussing the evolving landscape of Arab film distribution. They will explore strategies for seizing opportunities, overcoming challenges that could contribute to shaping a better future for the industry; Moderation in Cairo: Marouan Omara (in Arabic language).

(graphics: Goethe Institute)

21st September 2023 from 1pm to 5:30pm at the Goethe Institute Cairo-Dokki in the framework of the Goethe Film Week
In this workshop, the participants are introduced to some basic rules of international film distribution. They will get an idea about how the film market functions in order to find a place for their own film in it. The aim of the workshop is to make the participants aware about what happens to their film once it is ready to be shown publically, and which aspects of the distribution should be taken care of already during production.

May 10, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. House of the Youth in Freiburg, in the program of Cine Arab
Chronicle of a disappearance or film as a departure? Palestinian filmmaking
Using numerous film examples, the lecture by Irit Neidhart gives an insight into the history of Palestinian filmmaking and asks what function and what effect films by Palestinian directors have today for Palestinian society and which for the international audience. continue (in German)

30.4.2023 at 5pm at Sinema Transtopia in Berlin as part of the Spotlight of ALFILM Panel Discussion: The Arab City Re-envisioned: Exilic perspectives
The panel will address the modes and possibilities of narrating Arab cities from diasporic perspectives in cinema. What challenges, and legal and political hindrances do Arab filmmakers face when they embark on filming their cities? continue
Panelists: Mohamad El-Hadidi, Émilie Serri and Guevara Namer, Moderation: Irit Neidhardt

(photo: ZMO)

Film Talk
April 28, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at Kulturbrauerei, Berlin
As part of the spotlight of ALFILM Arab Film Festival Berlin, the film ASHKAL (TN 2022, D: Youssef Chebbi)
Guest speaker: Nora Lafi, Zentrum Moderner Orient ZMO; Moderator: Irit Neidhardt.
Notes on the film talk

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April 22, 2023 at 4:15 p.m. at the Sweet Sixteen in Dortmund (Germany)
as part of the Women's Film Festival: Pioneers, Divas, Visionaries – The Women of Arab Cinema
Tunis, 21 December 1922. One hundred years ago, the first film with an entirely Arab and African cast and crew premiered on the North African coast. The script for the 35-minute silent movie Zohra was written by the just 16-year-old Haydée Samama Chikly, who also played the lead role and edited the film. continue

(photo: Moabiter Filmkultur)

March 29, 2023 at 7 p.m. at Heilandskirche, Tussnelda-Allee 1, Berlin
In the series WALKING by mobile cinema Kino in Moabit, the film WHERE IS MY FRIEND'S HOME/Khane-ye dust kodjast? (IR 1987, D: Abbas Kiarostami, 87 min)
Guest speaker: Ayat Najafi, filmmaker; Moderator: Irit Neidhardt.

In March 2023 Irit Neidhardt was mentor for short film projects of the documentary workshop of Rithy Phan at the Qumra Workshop of the Doha Film Institute (Qatar).