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…
Dubai Film Festival
The Dubai Film Commission has now become a one-stop permit shop with a system of soft incentives tailored to each shoot rather than the fixed 30% production rebate launched in September by Abu Dhabi.
A decade after its launch, the Dubai Intl. Film Festival has firmly earned its leadership role among Middle East film events thanks to its unwavering drive to be international, but with an Arab core.
Seven years after its launch, the Dubai Film Market is steadily reinforcing its role as the Arab world's prime film business hub.
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.
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…
Sheila Whitaker, who served as director of international programs for the Dubai International Film Festival, died Monday in London. She was previously director of the London Film Festival from 1987…
The Dubai Intl. Film Festival is launching a Cinematic Innovation Summit in tandem with its 10th edition, with Pixar co-founder Alvy Ray Smith, Lava Bear Films topper David Linde and Avatar thesp…
Groundbreaking Saudi film "Wadjda" was a popular pick for the top prize in the Muhr Arab feature competition of the Dubai Film Festival, which wrapped Sunday.
The Dubai Film Festival is boosting its status as a Middle East film industry driver with a trio of funding initiatives, one of which was tubthumped by Cate Blanchett at the event on Tuesday.
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