ACC Releases The Golden 101 at Cannes

ACC Releases The Golden 101 at Cannes
19 May 2022:

Arab Cinema Center has released the 101 Most Influential Personalities in the Arab Film Industry (Cannes 101) through its official website, which will be presented at the new edition of Arab Cinema Magazine as part of the center's hectic schedule during the Cannes Film Festival. The list celebrates and recognizes the year's most prominent people in the Arab film industry. 

Arab Cinema Center's annual list of the 101 Most Influential Personalities in the Arab Film Industry includes  names that represent themselves or the institutions to which they belong. These figures were selected as the most influential in the Arab film industry over the last year.

Click here to see the 101 Most Influential Personalities in the Arab Film Industry list.

The list includes: 15 Directors, 13 Producers (9 entities), 4 names from the Film Crew, 13 Actors, 28 Distributors and Exhibitors (20 entities), 14 Enablers (6 entities), and 15 Streamers Broadcasters (7 entities), two Presenters, 19 Launchers (13 entities), 6 Funders (5 entities), and 7 Sales (6 entities).

The list of the 101 Most Influential personalities in the Arab Film Industry includes 26 nations, 13 Arab and 13 non-Arab. Egypt leads the way with 28 names, followed by Lebanon (18), Saudi Arabia (16), United Arab Emirates (11), Jordan (11), Tunisia (8), Palestine (7), Syria (4), Morocco (3), Iraq (3), Sudan (2), and Kuwait and Qatar with one name respectively.

While France leads the Non-Arab countries with (9) names, followed by the United States of America (5), the United Kingdom (3), Italy (2), South Africa (2), and one each from Switzerland, Netherlands, Australia, Sweden, India, Monaco, Germany, and Greece.

Organized by MAD Solutions in 2015, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) is an international promotional platform for Arab cinema as it provides the filmmaking industry with a professional window to connect with their counterparts from all over the world through a number of events that it organizes. The ACC also provides networking opportunities with representatives of companies and institutions specialized in co-production and international distribution, among others. The ACC's activities vary between film markets, stands, and pavilions, networking sessions and one-on-one meetings bringing together Arab and foreign filmmakers, welcome parties, as well as meetings with international organizations and festivals, and the issuance of the Arab Cinema Magazine to be distributed at the leading international film festivals and markets.


Furthermore, a newsletter subscription is now available on the ACC's website, allowing users to obtain digital copies of the Arab Cinema Magazine, as well as news on the ACC's activities, notifications of application dates for grants, festivals and offers from educational and training institutions, updates on Arab films participating at festivals, exclusive news on the Arab Cinema LAB, and highlights from the ACC's partners and their future projects.

The ACC also launched an English-language Arab Cinema Guide, available on its website, which is a comprehensive cinematic guide that provides a variety of tools presented collectively for the first time to offer information on Arab cinema to filmmakers inside and outside the Arab world. It also aims to facilitate filmmakers' access to international markets and help film industry representatives easily identify Arab film productions.