For young directors in the oil-rich Emirates, just as in the rest of the Arab world, finding coin to make a movie is almost as hard as getting the proverbial camel to go through the eye of a needle…
Abu Dhabi Film Festival
The Abu Dhabi Film Festival has unveiled a rich lineup comprising eight world preems from the Arab world, including Egyptian helmer Ibrahim El Batout's organ trafficking thriller “El Ott” and its…
The Abu Dhabi Film Festival will kick off its upcoming eighth edition with Emirati director Ali F. Mostafa's hotly anticipated pan-Arab road movie "From A to B" and close with the Middle East launch…
This fall, in the bustling media hubs of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and the more ancient Arab capitals of Cairo and Marrakech, festival execs are promising a bumper crop of Arab cinema. It's a harvest that…
The Abu Dhabu Film Festival's SANAD film fund, a key Arab cinema driver, has announced the first cycle of grants for 2014 to support the development and post-production of highly selected projects…
DUBAI – Wayne Borg, Chief Commercial Officer at Abu Dhabi media and production hub twofour54 is leaving his post after six years during which the former Universal exec expanded the scope of the…
The Middle East, more specifically the Gulf region, is no longer that deep indiscriminate petro-dollar well that Hollywood, in its constant thirst for outside capital, went to during the subprime…
Just like the cities of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha, which have sprouted from the desert in a flurry of glass and steel, the film industry in the Persian Gulf has been built from scratch.
Hanne Myren's modest yet gemlike three-hander transforms documentary truth into engrossing fiction.
Mohamed Jabarah Al-Daradji returns to the First Gulf War with this dramatically strident docu-drama hybrid, which merges powerful testimony with unnecessary histronics.