4/10/2019 : Tribute to Nejib Ayed at MAFF

Lamia Guiga, Art director of JCC film festival, received a trophy for Nejib Ayed , as a tribute, during the opening ceremony of Malmo Arab Film Festival.


As part of the collaboration between JCC film festival and Ouaga Fil Lab

Chabaka's Price has been given to the project of the Burkinabe documentary film "De la chenille au Papillon" Directed by "Parfait K Kaboré" and produced by "Serge Désiré Ouedrago".
Congratulations to the winners !


Opening film

The 2019 "Nejib Ayed" session of the Carthage Film Festival will open with the film "The Scarecrows" by Tunisian filmmaker Nouri Bouzid. "The Scarecrows" had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival 2019.
Nouri Bouzid is twice winner of the JCC Gold Tanit award, for " Man of Ashes" in 1986 and "Making Off" in 2006.


Carthage Pro

Carthage Pro, the professional platform of the JCC at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.

Several African and Arab films have been selected in 2019 in the various sections of the Cannes Film Festival and have enjoyed great success with the public, professionals and film critics. In addition to these world premiere films, film projects that began their career at Carthage Pro, the professional platform of the JCC, were invited to Cannes this year in various workshops and development platforms.
Tunisian documentary project "Fouledh" by Mehdi Hmili, Chabaka JCC 2017 Selection, has been short listed at the World Cinemas Factory.
Tunisian feature film project "La Fayette" by Houcem Sansa, Chabaka Producers Network 2016 Selection, participated in the producers' meetings Cinephilia Bound Cannes 2019.
Three other Chabaka 2018 selection projects participated in pitch sessions of the African Cultural Agency pavilion at Cannes 2019 (CAC)

  • - "Moulaye" by Alassan Sy (Senegal) Narrative Feature Film Award Winner Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • - Narrative feature film "Prejudice" by Kady Traoré (Burkina Faso) Tunisian CNCI award winner.
  • - Long feature Documentary " Les planches des Oubliés " by Amédée Pacôme (Gabon)

"Algeria in Auvergne" by Lina Soualem (Algeria) winner of the CNCI scholarship at Takmil 2018 won two awards in Cannes: the Cinephilia bound Cannes prize offered by SEAT26 Productions (USD 5,000) and First Docs-in- Progress Award (10000 euros) at DOC DAY Cannes 2019.


CFF from October 26 to November 2nd

CFF from October 26 to November 2nd (instead of November 2nd to 9th) Why?

The date of the Tunisian presidential elections, recently announced, are too close to the JCC rendez-vous and can disturb the cinema celebration.
We have therefore moved our dates forward by one week to avoid any confusion.
Save the new dates: from October 26 to November 2nd 2019


CFF in Cannes

The Carthage Film Festival JCC announces that its press conference for the 2019 session, scheduled at the Cannes Film Festival on May 21st, is postponed to May 22, 2019 at 11am in the Tunisian Cinema Pavilion, 105 Riviera, following the programming of Tunisian film “Tlamess” by Ala Eddine Slim on May 21 at 11:45 am.


Registrations Films

Registrations are open:

  • - Official competition until august 15th, 2019
  • - Cinema of the world and Carthage Cine Promises until September 1st, 2019
  • - CHABAKA workshop until September 1st, 2019
  • - TAKMIL workshop until September 1st, 2019

Awaiting for your films



  29 April   Opening of registrations
  22 May   Press conference at the Cannes Festival at 11am
  15 August   Closing of registrations for official competitions sections long and short films
  1st September   Closing of registrations for Carthage Pro «CHABAKA» and «TAKMIL»
  1st September   Closing of registrations for «World Cinema» and «Carthage Cine Promises»
  9 October   Press Conference in Tunis
  26 October   Festival opening ceremony
  27 Oct-1st Nov   Carthage Pro
  27 October   «Carthage-Pro» opening cocktail
  30 October   «CHABAKA» and «TAKMIL» closing ceremony
  2 November   Festival closing ceremony