The Arab Cinema Center (ACC) has announced that Gemini Africa has joined its list of partners. The new partner will accompany the ACC on its annual tour across international film festivals. The next edition of the Venice International Film Festival shall mark the first joint stop for them.
Adly Touma, Chairman & CEO of Gemini Africa, said “I’m pleased to announce our new partnership with the Arab Cinema Center and MAD Solutions who are known for their effective contribution to the filmmaking industry. I’m certain that this collaboration will positively influence the process of merging more technologies in the Arab and African film industry.”
Maher Diab and Alaa Karkouti, founders of the Arab Cinema Center (ACC), commented on this partnership saying: “Gemini Africa is one of the leading entrepreneurs in Africa, and the cinema industry in the Arab world needs its efforts and influence. We are proud of this partnership between Gemini Africa and the Arab Cinema Center. "
Gemini Africa is an Orascom Group-owned investment company and an integrative entrepreneurial hub playing a vital role in supporting young entrepreneurs through innovative programs and a variety of investment options. Promoting a new vision of collaboration superseding competition through its growing partnership network, Gemini Africa offers integrative solutions to young entrepreneurs and helps them create an entrepreneurial ecosystem that fulfils the needs of entrepreneurs in Egypt and Africa.
Achieving its pioneering vision, Gemini Africa established the first entrepreneurial track, CinemaTech, which pitches activity in the filmmaking industry to inject technological advancements offered by entrepreneurs. Aside from promoting the film industry, Cinematech bridges the gap between Tech-Entrepreneurship and Entertainment and creates unique job opportunities for young innovative entrepreneurs.
Gemini Africa has acquired the property rights to create CinemaTech and deliver the first-ever presentation about entrepreneurship in a film festival that includes different talents pitching their own creative solution to promote the film industry.
Organized by MAD Solutions in 2015, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) is a nonprofit organization registered in Amsterdam. The 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, 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.