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Kaswara Alkhatib

Uturn’s Dubai move heralds global push

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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.

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VOX boards Emirati trio

By Melanie Goodfellow

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.

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'Machines': IDFA Review

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Dir. Rahul Jain. India/Germany/Finland 2016, 71 mins

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By Sarah Ward

Dir. Daigo Matsui. Japan, 2016, 100 mins.

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Screen’s inaugural Arab Stars of Tomorrow showcases the region’s up-and-coming young talent. Jordan’s Amjad Al-Rasheed, director of short The Parrot, is gearing up for his first feature.

Samer Ismail

Arab Stars of Tomorrow 2016 profiles: Samer Ismail

By Melanie Goodfellow

Screen’s inaugural Arab Stars of Tomorrow showcases the region’s up-and-coming young talent. Syrian actor Samer Ismail is rebuilding his career against the backdrop of the country’s civil war.

Mounia Aki

Arab Stars of Tomorrow 2016 profiles: Mounia Akl

By Melanie Goodfellow

Screen’s inaugural Arab Stars of Tomorrow showcases the region’s up-and-coming young talent. Writer-director Mounia Akl’s short Beirut, I Love You set the former architecture student on a path to Cannes and DIFF.

Mariam Al Ferjani

Arab Stars of Tomorrow 2016 profiles: Mariam Alferjani

By Melanie Goodfellow

Screen’s inaugural Arab Stars of Tomorrow showcases the region’s up-and-coming young talent. Former medial student Mariam Alferjani is now preparing her first feature as a director.

Alaa Eddine Aljem

Arab Stars of Tomorrow 2016 profiles: Alaa Eddine Aljem

By Melanie Goodfellow

Screen’s inaugural Arab Stars of Tomorrow showcases the region’s up-and-coming young talent. Director Alaa Eddine Aljem founded his own company to produce his works, and his tenacity has resulted in high-profile support.

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Alexander Rodnyansky is presenting his latest feature The Duelist in IMAX at Black Nights Film Festival.

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