While filmmaking is a rather new narrative form in the Persian Gulf, a generation of directors is emerging in the Middle East that is revitalizing documentaries.
Abu Dhabi Film Festival
The Abu Dhabi Film Festival has unveiled its lineup featuring a wide range of works from emerging and established Arab filmmakers, comprising nine world preems from the Middle East unspooling…
The Arab world's film festival landscape is undergoing changes, partly due to the disruptive impact of post-Arab Spring turmoil in such countries as Egypt but mostly prompted by a concerted effort…
The Hollywood Film Festival has appointed festival vet Jon Fitzgerald as its exec director. Fitzgerald was a co-founder and exec director of the Slamdance Festival and served in exec director slots…
The sixth edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival concluded Friday with a streamlined awards ceremony that saw the Venice preemed "Araf -- Somewhere In Between," by Turkish helmer Yesim Ustaglu, nab…
Abu Dhabi offers regional and global filmmakers a showcase
ROME -- "Arbitrage," the hot Wall Street thriller backed by Saudi producer Mohammed Al Turki, will open the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
There are unconfirmed rumors that Peter Scarlet has exited his role as Abu Dhabi Film Festival executive director, though fest honchos were not available for comment.
LONDON -- As many Middle Eastern industryites had anticipated, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival is set to become part of government-backed media hub twofour54 as the emirate consolidates media initiatives.
Homegrown titles vie with Hollywood to satisfy region's 'curiosity for cinema'
Domestic Film DAILY
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Lucy1Daily:$5.4M Cumulative:$54.3M Universal Pictures 9.55%
Hercules2Daily:$3.8M Cumulative:$36.9M Paramount Pictures 13.27%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$2.5M Cumulative:$177.2M Fox 13.35%