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  • 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.

  • Short film competition
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    Dubai, Samsung renew short film competition

    2014-12-12T08:46:00Z

    DIFF and Samsung are joining forces with Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) on the second edition of the short film competition they inaugurated this year.

  • Amal Al-Agroobi
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    Al-Agroobi set to make fiction debut

    2014-12-12T08:37:00Z

    Emirati filmmaker Amal Al-Agroobi, best known for her non-fiction works The Brain That Sings and Half, is developing her first narrative work.