A Glance At Tunisian Cinema
The International Film Festival Of India (IFFI Goa 2018) hosted a special session on Tunisian cinema with the motive of promoting tourism of Tunisia through cinema.
The session, led by Tunisian Ambassador H.E. Nejmeddine Lakhal, began with a 3 minute short film promoting the tourism of Tunisia. The session also included a presentation on the topic, “‘Opportunity of making films in Tunisia”.
The presentation touched upon crucial points that play an important role in making Tunisia conducive as a locale for film shoots, such as the history of Tunisia (how it was formed) & reasons for making films such as strategic locale climate, landscapes, historical ruins, modern infrastructure & logistics, et al. The cost of shooting is said to be 30 % less than the other countries.
H.E. Nejmeddine Lakhal said, “There are movies like Star Wars shot in Tunisia. Indian filmmakers should explore this opportunity. When it comes to technician, actors, accommodations, locales, the logistics & documentations are competitors. You have exemption & custom clearance in 24 hours. One thing you have to do is to connect with the movie production team in Tunisia and they will do anything for you. If you need equipment, technician, tourist certificate from the army that will take one week to 12 days.”