The Arab world has long dished up heaping servings of documentaries, but there's something different these days: the quality of the films is higher thanks in part to Arab fests and funds that are…
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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…
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With all the political upheavals in the Middle East, film festivals in the Gulf are becoming Arab cinema's main driver.
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 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…
The 6th Abu Dhabi Film Festival kicked off in high gear Thursday with stars Richard Gere, Nate Parker and helmer Nicholas Jareki strutting down the red carpet of the Emirates Palace for the Middle…
Abu Dhabi offers regional and global filmmakers a showcase
The Abu Dhabi Film Festival will feature a rich roster of entries from emerging and established Arab filmmakers, comprising seven world preems from the Middle East, unspooling alongside hot…
ROME -- "Arbitrage," the hot Wall Street thriller backed by Saudi producer Mohammed Al Turki, will open the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
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