Dubai features

  • Majid Al Ansari
    Features

    Majid Al Ansari, Rattle The Cage

    2015-12-10T08:52:00Z

    The director talks about his ‘kick-ass’ thriller Rattle The Cage (Zinzana), which screens in Dubai’s Muhr Emirati competition

  • The Idol
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    Dubai film festival rides a wave

    2015-12-04T17:14:00Z

    This year’s Dubai International Film Festival is a celebration of film-making from throughout the region as well as an important showcase for new projects.

  • Abood Kandaishan
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    Emirati film scene gathers steam

    2014-12-17T05:42:00Z

    The Emirati film scene is celebrating a bumper year but does it have the makings of an industry? Melanie Goodfellow talks to local filmmakers about what is needed to help UAE cinema grow.

  • Daoud Abdel Sayed
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    Daoud Abdel Sayed, Out Of The Ordinary

    2014-12-16T14:28:00Z

    Egyptian filmmaker Daoud Abdel Sayed talks to Liz Shackleton about working with child actors and tackling the supernatural in his latest film, Out Of The Ordinary, which is premiering at DIFF.

  • Jan-Wllem Van Ewijk
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    Jan-Willem van Ewijk, Atlantic

    2014-12-16T13:08:00Z

    Dutch director Jan-Willem van Ewijk explains to Melanie Goodfellow how a passion for windsurfing in Morocco was the inspiration for his film Atlantic.

  • Toni El Massih
    Features

    Toni El Massih, VOX Cinemas

    2014-12-15T09:57:00Z

    Toni El Massih, director of distribution and film content at pan-Arab exhibitor VOX Cinemas, talks to Melanie Goodfellow about programming screens in the region.

  • Sherif Elbendary
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    Robert Bosch Stiftung builds bridges

    2014-12-15T06:53:00Z

    Sherif Elbendary’s Dry Hot Summers and Dalia Al-Kury’s Possessed By Djinn are among the projects currently being produced with support from Robert Bosch Stiftung, which aims to build bridges between Germany and the Arab world.

  • Bikas Mishra
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    Bikas Mishra, Four Colours

    2014-12-13T15:43:00Z

    Bikas Ranjan Mishra talks Liz Shackleton through the five-year development and production journey behind his debut feature, Four Colours (Chauranga).

  • The Sleeping Tree
    Features

    Enjaaz supported films shine at DIFF

    2014-12-12T10:40:00Z

    A total of 17 films supported by Dubai’s Enjaaz programme are screening at this year’s edition of the festival, including Waleed Al Shehhi’s Dolphins and Mohammed Rashed Buali’s The Sleeping Tree, which are both receiving gala screenings.

  • Hisham Zaman
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    Hisham Zaman, Letter To The King

    2014-12-12T09:31:00Z

    Oslo-based Hisham Zaman tells Liz Shackleton how he managed to pull together his second feature, Letter To The King, while developing his debut Before Snowfall, and how he won the Dragon award at Goteborg film festival two years in a row.