With all the political upheavals in the Middle East, film festivals in the Gulf are becoming Arab cinema's main driver.
Ali Al Jabri
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.
Upcoming events include Doha Tribeca, Carthage, Marrakech, Cairo Fest, and more
LONDON -- The Abu Dhabi Film Festival has tapped Ali Al Jabri as director. This follows the departure of Peter Scarlet, as first reported on Variety.com on Aug. 2.
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.
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