The 8th Sahara Film Festival will go ahead May 2-8 at a refugee camp deep in the Algerian desert despite the turmoil that has engulfed north African countries in recent months.
The Dubai Film Connection has been one of the most productive industry initiatives at DIFF since it was launched in 2007, aiming to help up to 15 Arab films find coin.
Screening 157 films from 57 nations, the seventh Dubai Intl. Film Festival is nothing if not bold in intent.
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Sean Penn will attend the seventh Dubai Intl. Film Festival to receive a lifetime achievement award at the gala opening ceremony on Dec. 12.
Joseph Kosinski's "Tron: Legacy" will close the seventh Dubai Intl. Film Festival at a gala screening on Dec. 18, the organizers announced on Monday.
Sony Pictures TV Arabia will jointly produce Dutch group Talpa Media's international formats across all genres throughout the Middle East.
Sony Pictures Television has launched a Middle East production arm, SPT Arabia.
The second Doha Tribeca Film Festival wrapped Saturday with three Arab films taking the big prizes and the closing night gala screening of Justin Chadwick's "The First Grader" nabbing the audience…
Private Qatari film fund Alnoor Holdings and Turkish media group Calinos Holdings have joined forces to produce a $75 million film and television project on the life of Ottoman sultan Mehmed II, the…
The Doha Film Institute signed up Thursday to co-produce director Jean-Jacques Annaud's $55 million Arabian epic "Black Gold," alongside Tarak Ben Ammar's Quinta Communications.