A partnership between Arab Cinema Center and Telescope Film will keep US residents informed on which Arab films are running on streaming services in the country.
Telescope Film and Arab Cinema Centre have announced a partnership that will see the launch of ACC’s microsite at telescopefilm.com/arabcinemacenter. The announcement was made at the Virtual Cannes Market and is aimed at expanding the scope of Arab cinema’s exposure internationally, The site is a film guide for Arab and international film audiences in the US to locate which Arab films are streaming on which OTT platforms across the US.
The site covers several categories of Arab films, including fiction, documentaries and shorts.
Other categories included are: Box Office Hits, Next Awards, Please for the most award-winning Arab films, Oscar Nominations for films that represented their countries at the Academy Awards, Record It for the most notable documentaries and Short and Straight to the Point for short films.
This marks the third such collaboration for Telescope Film, in addition to partnerships with German Films and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.
“We are delighted to partner with the Arab Cinema Center on this important initiative. The Arab world has produced some of the great masters of world cinema as well as some of the most exciting directors working today. We believe their work should be better known in the US and want to help make that happen,” said Justine Barda, CEO of Telescope Film.
Maher Diab and Alaa Karkouti, founders of the Arab Cinema Center (ACC), commented: “One of the biggest challenges that Arab films face is not having a clear guide to where the audience can watch these films. That is why Telescope’s initiative is necessary and we are so glad to collaborate with them on this. We look forward to exploring more ideas and projects with them that help in promoting Arab cinema globally.”
Telescope Film is the definitive resource for finding international films in the US. The site offers a database of more than 450,000 titles and one-click access to over 100 streaming services – as well as curation, customization, and other features to help users discover films and series from around the world.
festivals, and the issuance of the Arab Cinema Magazine to be distributed at the leading international film festivals and markets.