A place to dream …

A place to dream …

In this place where history is summarized, where the events are rediscovered and reenacted, cinema recovers its place in people’s eyes.

The Mediterranean mermaid, Bona as its people like to call it , or Hippone as the historians remember it, will roll out the red carpet in the honor of the dream makers, those who deftly play with the light, the picture and the sound …
Coming from the capitals that overlook the Mediterranean, they will rethink ideas and turn them into a picture, and turn the picture into delight …

They will come to the capital of tolerance, love and creativity. Where great philosophers were born, outstanding writers and gifted and unforgettable artists once took refuge …

It is a city the lords of war have once passed through, events were written, and major changes occurred … Today Annaba is bringing together the filmmakers of the Mediterranean Sea in a moment where diversity combines with unity. Faith will be restored during the debates that tackle the sufferings of immigration …Everyone is looking forward to be rewarded with the Golden Jujube as a token of gratitude and excellence…

Annaba will resume its journey with the seventh art after a two-decade rupture… Today we are honoring the promise we made six months ago to its people. Today there is a will to restore the cinematographic face the city once had, and to welcome the guests who came from the two shores of the Mediterranean to write a new chapter of the memory of light and picture …

Congratulations to Annaba, to culture, to creativity and to cinema ..

Azzedine Mihoubi, Minister of Culture.