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  • Nearby Sky
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    I Am Nojoom, Nearby Sky win top awards at DIFF

    2014-12-16T23:59:00Z

    Khadija Al-Salami’s I Am Nojoom, Age 10 And Divorced was awarded best fiction film in the Muhr Feature competition at this year’s Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), while Nujoom Al Ghanem’s Nearby Sky won the award for best non-fiction film.

  • Kaouther Ben Hania
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    Ben Hania to direct rape victim drama

    2014-12-15T16:02:00Z

    Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania is developing a new project inspired by the true story of a woman raped outside a beachfront nightclub in 2012.

  • Telfaz 11
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    Arab digital platforms race to fill content gap

    2014-12-15T13:55:00Z

    A new report from PwC highlights how online platforms are starting to fill the huge demand for youth-oriented Arabic content that is not being met by the traditional film and TV industries across the Middle East.

  • Dubai ON Demand
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    Dubai’s Ti22 launches Dubai ON Demand

    2014-12-15T08:00:00Z

    Dubai-based Ti22 Films is set to launch an interactive online channel, Dubai ON Demand, on YouTube in 2015, featuring short clips from local personalities.

  • Hissan Kiyany
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    Kiyany unveils first UAE interactive doc

    2014-12-15T07:00:00Z

    The UAE’s first interactive documentary, ZaabiliDoc, a joint project between Emirati filmmaker Hassan Kiyany and photographer Ammar Al Attar, is set to go live this week.

  • Nawaf Al Janahi
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    Tharwa boards Al-Janahi’s Transparent

    2014-12-15T05:18:00Z

    EXCLUSIVE: Paul Baboudjian’s new Dubai-based company Tharwa has boarded Emirati filmmaker Nawaf Al-Janahi’s upcoming English-language psychological thriller Transparent.

  • From A To B
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    DFM talks distribution challenges

    2014-12-14T09:14:00Z

    A Dubai Film Market (DFM) panel discussed the challenges in distributing Arab films in the region and internationally, and how Emirati filmmaker Ali Mostafa’s From A To B may become a game-changer.

  • Rebuild Nisaa Gaza Radio
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    Laish La crowdfunds with Aflamnah

    2014-12-14T07:38:00Z

    MBC’s pan-Arab show Laish La (Why Not?) has turned to Dubai-based, crowd-funding site Aflamnah to finance a project to rebuild a women’s radio station in the Gaza Strip.

  • Maysoon Pachachi
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    Pachachi’s Baghdad draws co-producers, funds

    2014-12-13T18:56:00Z

    Maysoon Pachachi’s Nothing Doing In Baghdad is set to start shooting in February after securing three European co-producers and funding from Visions Sud Est and the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC).

  • Ahd
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    MAD Solutions to distribute Sandfish

    2014-12-13T06:23:00Z

    EXCLUSIVE: Pan-Arab distributor MAD Solutions will handle distribution in the Arab world for Saudi filmmaker Ahd’s Sandfish, which will be the first production from Paul Baboudjian’s new Dubai-based Tharwa Productions.