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  • Ali Mostafa
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    DIFF: Image Nation sneak previews The Worthy

    2015-12-14T07:26:00Z

    Abu Dhabi film company Image Nation gave a sneak peak of Emirati director Ali Mostafa’s upcoming feature The Worthy, set in a dystopian future in chaos following a chronic water shortage, at DIFF on Sunday.

  • Annemarie Jacir
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    DIFF: Jacir scoops top prize at DFC

    2015-12-14T07:22:00Z

    Palestinian filmmaker Annemarie Jacir’s Nazareth-set dark comedy Wajib scooped the top prize at DIFF’s co-financing event the Dubai Film Connection on Sunday.

  • Dubai 2015 Day 5
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    Dubai 2015: Screen's dailies

    2015-12-13T10:30:00Z

    Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the Dubai International Film Festival here.

  • Rula Nasser
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    DIFF: Nasser seeks shelter with Kharsa debut

    2015-12-13T04:41:00Z

    Jordanian producer Rula Nasser has boarded Egyptian filmmaker Kasem Kharsa’s feature debut Shelter.

  • Kteer Kbeer
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    DIFF: Front Row, VOX team on Very Big Shot

    2015-12-13T03:58:00Z

    Middle East distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment and regional exhibitor VOX Cinemas have co-acquired Lebanese thriller Very Big Shot (Kteer Kbeer) for a Gulf release.

  • Sean McAllister
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    DIFF: Sean McAllister plans UK narrative feature

    2015-12-13T03:53:00Z

    Award-winning British filmmaker Sean McAllister, whose documentary feature A Syrian Love Story plays here at the Dubai International Film Festival, is working on a story about the UK housing crisis.

  • Samr Al Marzooqi
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    Dubai restructures distribution programme

    2015-12-13T03:50:00Z

    The DFM’s fledgling Dubai Distribution Programme (DDP), aimed at supporting the theatrical release of Arabic-language cinema, has been restructured to include more local distributors as well as companies from outside the region.

  • Ted Sarandos
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    DIFF: Netflix plots move into Arabic-language content

    2015-12-13T03:46:00Z

    Netflix is hoping to produce a scripted series set in the Middle East as the streaming giant gears up to launch across the region next year, said content chief Ted Sarandos in a live link-up to the Dubai Film Market (DFM).

  • Mohanad Yaqubi
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    DIFF: Palestinian producers build global platform

    2015-12-12T00:22:00Z

    Palestinian producers have teamed up to create a new platform to represent their national cinema at market and festivals, which has its first outing at the Dubai Film Market.

  • Film Bureau team
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    DIFF: Film Bureau maps out Gulf strategy

    2015-12-12T00:17:00Z

    Former Doha Film Institute director of film financing Paul Miller and development producer Stephen Strachan are launching Abu Dhabi-based company, The Film Bureau, aimed at supporting the development and financing of projects by Gulf region directors.