EXCLUSIVE: Off-beat, buddy road movie, which world premiered at Dubai in December, due to screen at Unifrance Rendez-vous in Paris.
The 13th edition of DIFF has revealed its winners with The Dark Wind scooping top prize.
Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the Dubai International Film Festival here.
DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Palestinian actor Adam Bakri (Omar) has been cast in Sydney-based director Partho Sen-Gupta’s upcoming drama Slam, alongside Australian actress Rachael Blake.
DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Egyptian producer Mohamed Samir has boarded Wheelchair, the first narrative feature from Little Eagles director Mohamed Rashad.
DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Habib Attia is producing documentary about a mother fighting to get her two teenage daughters back from Libya.
Lebanese filmmaker Eliane Raheb’s The Great Family and Algeria Is Still Far Away, from Algerian-French filmmaker Omar Haffaf, shared the $25,000 top prize at Dubai Film Connection (DFC) yesterday.
Non-profit cultural body aims to promote Arab cinema and launch an Oscars-style awards ceremony.
Zawya Distribution is ramping up its 2017 slate of Egyptian independent features with titles including Tamer El Said’s In The Last Days Of The City and Mohamed Rashad’s DIFF competition title Little Eagles.
Saudi director Aymen Khoja is unveiling his upcoming US-set, soccer-themed work Shoot at the inaugural edition of the Arab Cinema Lab at DIFF.
Lebanon-based distributor Phoenicia Pictures has acquired MENA rights to Borg vs McEnroe, about the famous rivalry between tennis players Björn Borg and John McEnroe, at Dubai Film Market.
FilmNation COO Milan Popelka tells Arab producers that there’s more money out there than good projects, but that capital is very specific in what it’s looking for.
DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Acclaimed French actress Isabelle Huppert is in line to make her starring debut in an Arab film, playing a Morocco-born French woman in Abdellah Taïa’s The Treasure.
DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Jordanian actress Saba Mubarak has signed for the lead role in up-and-coming director Amjad Al-Rasheed’s debut feature Inshallah It’s A Boy – A Chapter From The Fabled Life Of Nawal.
DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Dubai-based pan-Arab distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment picked up 31 titles at the recent American Film Market, including critically-acclaimed drama Lady Macbeth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UAE filmmaker Abdullah Hassan Ahmed’s Sunrise scooped the $100,000 IWC Filmmaker Award at DIFF last night.
EXCLUSIVE: Cairo-based MAD Solutions has picked up five titles in DIFF’s Muhr Feature competition for distribution in the region.
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.
Cannes Film Festival and Institut Lumière chief to introduce the Gulf to work of cinema pioneers at DIFF.
Co-production market running Dec 9-11 during the Dubai International Film Festival unveils line-up.
Three Gulf film-makers in running for prize worth $100,000.
Dubai Film Festival initiative is aimed at private financiers looking to invest in the film industry.
Screen is teaming with December’s Dubai International Film Festival to spotlight emerging talent from the region.
The film-makers will each receive an expert mentor to help develop their feature projects.
Growth of virtual reality filmmaking to be discussed at DIFF.
Rauniyar tells Udita Jhunjhunwala about the renaissance in Nepali cinema following a period of civil war.
The Egyptian film-maker talks to Melanie Goodfellow about her creative documentary, which chronicles her country’s revolution and premier in DIFF’s Muhr Feature competition.
Emirati film-maker Ali F Mostafa and producer Rami Yasin talk to Melanie Goodfellow about The Worthy, which played in DIFF’s Muhr Emirati competition
Abdulla Al Kaabi talks to William Mullally about his debut feature, which received its world premiere in the Muhr Emirati competition at this year’s DIFF.
Award-winning director Philippe Aractingi talks to William Mullally about sound and sensuality in his latest film, Listen, which premiered in DIFF’s Arabian Nights strand.
The Lumiere brothers and virtual reality feature in this year’s Dubai International Film Festival programme.
Dir. Abdulla Al Kaabi. Iran/UAE. 2016. 80mins
Dir/scr. Georges Hachem. Lebanon/UAE, 2016, 110 mins.
Dir: Ali F. Mostafa. UAE, 2016, 100 mins.
Dir. Hussein Hassan. Iraq/Germany/Qatar, 2016, 91 mins.
Dir. Yuri Ancarani. France/Italy 2016, 70 mins.
Dir. Kaouther Ben Hania. Tunisia/UAE/France/Qatar/Lebanon, 2016, 94 mins.