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Jon Fitzgerald to head new Abu Dhabi film festival

The Middle East International Film Festival is set to announce its director today. Jon Fitzgerald, who co-founded Slamdance, was Director of Festivals at the American Film Institute (AFI) between 1997 and 1999, and later an executive director of Santa Barbara International Film Festival, will head up the inaugural festival, which takes place in the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi, Oct 12-17. 'Jon is perfect for the position, given his previous experience and great connections,' ...

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