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  • 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.

  • Paul Higginson
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    DIFF: US studios eye Iranian market

    2015-12-12T00:08:00Z

    Iran could become a major market for the US studios, surpassing even the UAE, if sanctions are lifted as planned under a long-negotiated nuclear deal between the country and major world powers, according to 20th Century Fox executive vice president, EMEA, Paul Higginson.

  • Manish Mundra
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    DIFF: Drishyam to make Arabic debut

    2015-12-11T23:58:00Z

    Indian producer-distributor Drishyam Films is in pre-production on its first Arabic-language project, Triangle, to be directed by Iranian filmmaker Shahram Alidi.

  • ACC
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    DIFF: MAD's ACC expands footprint

    2015-12-11T01:13:00Z

    MAD Solutions’ Arab Cinema Center (ACC) is expanding its activity in 2016 by attending 15 international film festivals and markets to promote Arab cinema.

  • Layla Kaylif
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    DIFF: Kaylif’s Letter Writer wins IWC Award

    2015-12-10T23:50:00Z

    Layla Kaylif’s The Letter Writer was awarded the $100,000 IWC Filmmaker Award at a ceremony at the One Only Mirage in Dubai on Thursday night.

  • Mohammed Samir
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    DIFF: Egyptian indies unite on The Bridge

    2015-12-10T21:57:00Z

    Egyptian producer Mohamed Samir has boarded compatriot film-maker Hala Lotfy’s Cairo-set drama The Bridge, ahead of its presentation at the Dubai Film Connection co-financing event, which kicks off today (Dec 11).

  • Mohamed Hefzy
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    DIFF: Fortress ramps up Egyptian zom-com

    2015-12-10T21:48:00Z

    Dubai-based investment fund Fortress Film Clinic has boarded Zombie Gozombie, Egypt’s first zombie comedy, which is set to be directed by award-winning filmmaker Ahmad Abdalla.

  • Julien Khabbaz
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    DIFF: Bankers make case for film investment

    2015-12-10T21:46:00Z

    Arab filmmakers hoping to unlock the vast reservoir of regional money need to equip themselves with proper business plans that explain their projects’ audience appeal and how financiers should hope to make their money back.

  • Nouria Kevorkian
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    DIFF: Kevorkian wraps Syrian refugee doc

    2015-12-10T21:34:00Z

    Lebanese film-maker Noura Kevorkian has wrapped shooting on her feature-length documentary Batata capturing the lives of Syrian migrant potato pickers turned refugees in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.