Syria, Third Space: An exhibition that brings a collection of work highlighting the British Council’s support of displaced Syrian artists to demonstrate the roles that artists play in supporting recovery and resilience. It seeks to show how artists can break boundaries, support and unite communities, re-interpret and offer alternative viewpoints through their practice.
Zoom In Yemen: The British Council’s 'Zoom Short Film Competition' aims to discover Yemeni filmmaking talent, boost the local film industry and promote greater understanding about the country. This premiere screening of the winning film for 2014 sits alongside the project documentary and a panel discussion about Zoom’s success in promoting film as an artistic medium in Yemen and in creating stimulating opportunities for exceptional young talent to develop their interest and skills, using UK creative expertise.
Aan Korb Festival, Submissions Deadline: BBC Arabic, in partnership with the British Council, is preparing for a new film and documentary festival in London to screen the very best work across feature and short films, documentaries and investigative and citizen journalism, that has been created about the Arab world since the start of the uprisings in December 2010. Also up for grabs is the BBC Arabic Young Journalist Award for the age group 18-30 years old. Deadline for submissions has been set for 2 May, 2014.
‘Aan Korb’ - which translates from the Arabic into ‘Close Up’ - will screen for a London audience the winning entries from the iconic Radio Theatre at the BBC Broadcasting House from 31 October – 3 November 2014. Over four days, it will be packed with various relevant screenings, talks, debates and workshops with the full programme to be detailed and announced in early September, 2014.