“Foxcatcher” (pictured) “The Imitation Game,” and Jean-Marc Vallee's Reese Witherspoon-starrer “Wild,” are among buzzed awards season pics set for a Middle East launch from the upcoming Dubai…
Dubai Film Festival
A $100,000 prize for an Arab film in pre-production will be launched during the upcoming Dubai Intl. Film Festival (DIFF), financed by the United Arab Emirates' Ministry of the Interior. The…
Six directors contribute to this intriguing misfire, a formless but fascinating experiment that aims to capture the spirit of the city of Alexandria.
Ahmed Nour's documentary blends live-action and animation into a poetic meditation on the Egyptian city of Suez and the failed dreams of the 2011 Revolution.
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…
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…