All Abu Dhabi Film Festival articles – Page 5

  • Abu Dhabi Arab film panel
    News

    Abu Dhabi Film Festival: Arab filmmakers recount troubled beginnings

    2012-10-16T17:20:00Z

    Five leading Arab filmmakers outlined the difficulties they experienced in launching their careers in a troubled region at an Abu Dhabi Film Festival panel on Tuesday.

  • Songlap
    Reviews

    Songlap

    2012-10-16T17:09:00Z

    Dirs: Effendee Mazlan, Fariza Azlina Isahak. Malaysia. 2012. 100mins

  • Cursed Be The Phosphate
    Reviews

    Cursed Be The Phosphate

    2012-10-16T10:36:00Z

    Dir: Sami Tlili. Lebanon-Qatar-Tunisia-UAE. 2012. 84mins

  • Abu Dhabi 3D masterclass
    News

    Abu Dhabi Film Festival: DeSouza brings 3D motion capture to the masses

    2012-10-15T16:47:00Z

    3D supervisor Clyde DeSouza explained how 3D and motion capture technology - normally the preserve of Hollywood blockbusters - is becoming accessible to low-budget and indie filmmakers, during his 3D Master Class at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

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    Comment

    On a magic carpet ride

    2012-10-15T16:33:00Z

    The vibrant and glamorous annual Arabian Nights party acts as the perfect centrepiece to the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, blending festival veterans who have been there from day one with bleary-eyed jet-lagged film folk who have just arrived from film festivals in Busan or London.

  • Lu_Chuan
    Features

    Lu Chuan

    2012-10-15T16:09:00Z

    One of China’s most innovative filmmakers, Lu Chuan has attempted to reinvent the Chinese historical epic with The Last Supper, which screens at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in the Narrative Competition.

  • Mumbai’s King
    Reviews

    Mumbai’s King

    2012-10-15T10:40:00Z

    Dir/scr: Manjeet Singh. India. 2012. 78mins

  • Emirates Palace
    Comment

    Moët musings....

    2012-10-14T16:48:00Z

    The annual Abu Dhabi Film Festival’s Moët Chandon party is a natural fit into the golden opulence of the Emirates Palace Hotel.

  • Hala Alabdalla
    Features

    Hala Alabdalla

    2012-10-14T16:41:00Z

    Paris-based filmmaker Hala Alabdalla was in the middle of making her documentary, As If We Were Catching A Cobra, about cartoonists and caricature artists in Syria and Egypt, when revolution swept the region.

  • Manjeet Singh
    Features

    Manjeet Singh

    2012-10-14T16:29:00Z

    The director talks about his debut feature Mumbai’s King, about slum kids in India.

  • karlsen_and_woolley_abu_dhabi
    Features

    UPDATED: Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2012 slideshow

    2012-10-13T16:23:00Z

    Photos from this year’s festival which kicked off with Richard Gere-starring Arbitrage.

  • Sam_Kadi
    Features

    Sam Kadi

    2012-10-13T16:17:00Z

    The Syria-born, US-based filmmaker talks about his debut feature The Citizen.

  • Effendee_Mazlan
    Features

    Effendee Mazlan

    2012-10-13T15:26:00Z

    Malaysian husband-and-wife filmmaking team, Effendee Mazlan and Fariza Azlina Isahak, have gone against the grain of the unabashedly commercial Malay-language film industry with Songlap, a drama about the illegal trafficking of babies.

  • Gold ATM
    Comment

    Going for gold

    2012-10-13T12:11:00Z

    The Emirates Palace, venue for the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, includes an ATM that dispenses gold. Sadly, only to those who can afford it.

  • As If Were Catching A Cobra
    Reviews

    As If We Were Catching A Cobra

    2012-10-13T04:49:00Z

    Dir: Hala Alabdalla. Syria-France-UAE. 2012. 120mins

  • In Search Of Oil & Sand
    Reviews

    In Search Of Oil & Sand

    2012-10-13T03:25:00Z

    Dirs: Wael Omar, Philippe Dib. Egypt-UAE. 2012. 58mins

  • Moon Man
    Reviews

    Moon Man

    2012-10-13T02:45:00Z

    Dir: Stephen Schesch. Germany-Ireland-France. 2012.  92mins

  • American Empire
    Reviews

    American Empire: An Act Of Collective Madness

    2012-10-13T00:05:00Z

    Dir: Patrea Patrick. US-Canada. 2012. 96mins

  • Gere Abu Dhabi
    News

    Abu Dhabi Film Festival underway in style

    2012-10-12T09:33:00Z

    Stars attend gala opening at Emirates Palace, Richard Gere teases potential feature in the region.

  • Mimi_Steinbauer_1
    News

    Radiant Films International to sell The Citizen

    2012-10-11T23:42:00Z

    The 3K Pictures drama will screen for buyers after the international premiere on Oct 14 at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.