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Screen Dubai 2016 day 2

Dubai 2016: Screen's dailies

Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the Dubai International Film Festival here.

Asif Kapadia

Kapadia reveals details of Maradona doc

UK film-maker Asif Kapadia talked about his upcoming project, a documentary covering the life of football player Diego Maradona, in a panel about his career at DIFF.

Kanu Behl

Three Rivers brings Indian projects to DIFF

Dubai Film Market is introducing a selection of Indian projects for the first time this year through a partnership with Europe’s PJLF Three Rivers Residency.


VOX boards Emirati trio

VOX Cinemas has boarded the next film by the makers of Emirati street racing hit Hajwala and also acquired local director Ahmed Zain’s comedy drama Lisa, which premieres at DIFF this year.

Kaswara Alkhatib

Uturn’s Dubai move heralds global push

Jeddah-based digital content platform Uturn Entertainment is moving its head office to Dubai as part of a push to expand across the region and further afield.

Abdullah Hassan Ahmed

Sunrise wins IWC Filmmaker Award

UAE filmmaker Abdullah Hassan Ahmed’s Sunrise scooped the $100,000 IWC Filmmaker Award at DIFF last night.

John Madden and actor Jake Lacy

John Madden not trumped by US election

UK film-maker John Madden admits he feared the drama of the US presidential election would overtake his Washington-set political film Miss Sloane as he was shooting it earlier this year.


MAD pounces on DIFF competition titles

EXCLUSIVE: Cairo-based MAD Solutions has picked up five titles in DIFF’s Muhr Feature competition for distribution in the region.


DIFF VR sidebar offers touch of the theatrical

VR is shaping up to be a combination of cinema, theatre and gaming, says the director of the UAE’s first VR narrative short Flash.

Thierry Fremaux

Thierry Frémaux to present Lumière brothers tribute in Dubai

Cannes Film Festival and Institut Lumière chief to introduce the Gulf to work of cinema pioneers at DIFF.

Hiam Abbass

Abbass, Najjar to present projects at Dubai Film Connection

Co-production market running Dec 9-11 during the Dubai International Film Festival unveils line-up.

Nujoom Al Ghanem

DIFF unveils 2016 IWC Filmmaker Award short-list 

Three Gulf film-makers in running for prize worth $100,000.

Dubai launches Investors Club aimed at private financiers

Dubai Film Festival initiative is aimed at private financiers looking to invest in the film industry.


Screen to launch Arab Stars of Tomorrow at DIFF

Screen is teaming with December’s Dubai International Film Festival to spotlight emerging talent from the region.

Six selected for Indian film-makers residency

The film-makers will each receive an expert mentor to help develop their feature projects.

Virtual Reality

Dubai fest to immerse audience in VR

Growth of virtual reality filmmaking to be discussed at DIFF.


Dubai International Film Festival

Dubai: blending the old and new

The Lumiere brothers and virtual reality feature in this year’s Dubai International Film Festival programme.


the Dark Wind (Reseba)

‘The Dark Wind (Reseba)’: Dubai Review

Dir. Hussein Hassan. Iraq/Germany/Qatar, 2016, 91 mins.

The Challenge

'The Challenge': Dubai Review

Dir. Yuri Ancarani. France/Italy 2016, 70 mins.

Zaineb Hates The Snow

'Zaineb Hates The Snow': Dubai Review

Dir. Kaouther Ben Hania. Tunisia/UAE/France/Qatar/Lebanon, 2016, 94 mins.