The Abu Dhabi Film Festival has unveiled its lineup featuring a wide range of works from emerging and established Arab filmmakers, comprising nine world preems from the Middle East unspooling…
The Doha Film Institute has set March 19-26, 2014, as the dates for the inaugural edition of the Qumra Doha Film Festival which will focus on first and second-time directors from around the world…
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…
ROME – The Doha Film Institute is forging stronger ties with Italy’s Giffoni Film Festival for children as Doha launches its own kiddie fest in November with a similar format. The now reconceived…
ROME — The Doha Film Institute is forging ahead with its new Ajyal Film Festival for the Young, which will run Nov. 26-30 with hundreds of kids from the region as jurors. Five-day kiddie shindig…
The Doha Film Institute is shifting focus to first- and second-film makers in a reconceived fest structure comprising two separate events, integrated by grants and a year-round film lab. Fest aims to…
The Doha Film Institute has appointed Palestinian director Elia Suleiman as its artistic advisor, in a clear sign that the Doha Film Festival, which it runs, is rethinking its identity after recently…
Predictably patchy portmanteau pic "7 Days in Havana" sutures together seven flimsy-to-outright bad shorts set across a week in Havana, to forgettable effect.
Hany Abu-Assad, the director of "Paradise Now," the only film by a Palestinian filmmaker to receive an Oscar nod, is drinking tea at a cafe in the Israeli Arab town of Nazareth when he taps the table…
Best known for his beguiling video diary "Totally Personal," Bosnian helmer Nedzad Begovic delves into the aesthetic possibilities of cell-phone video technology with his charming experimental docu…
Suleiman the Magnificent, the Ottoman Turkish Sultan, is back in the headlines 500 years after his death.
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