Cairo-based MAD Solutions is presenting a slate of ten high-profile Arabic-language pictures at this year’s Dubai Film Market (DFM).
MAD will handle regional and international distribution, as well as serve as marketing consultant, on the ten-picture slate, which includes DIFF Muhr Arab feature competition titles Factory Girl, directed by Mohamed Khan, and The Mice Room, a feature directed by six Egyptian directors.
The slate also includes three other DIFF Muhr Arab competition titles: Mais Darwazah’s creative doc My Love Awaits Me By The Sea; Emirati filmmaker Ali Mostafa’s short film Don’t Judge A Subject By Its Photograph, and Lebanese filmmaker Tobufic Khreish’s short Troubled Waters.
MAD is also handling Ayten Amin’s Villa 69, which recently won a special jury prize at Abu Dhabi Film Festival; Hany Fawzy’s gay-themed drama Family Secrets; and Hala Lotfy’s award-winning narrative feature Coming Forth By Day.
Rounding out the slate are documentary In Search Of Oil And Sand, co-directed by Wael Omar and Philip L Dib, and Sanctity, a short film by female Saudi filmmaker Ahd, which became the first Saudi film to compete at Berlin.
The ten titles will be presented at MAD’s pavilion in Dubai Film Market, which is expanding this year from eight to 30 exhibition booths. “The several pavilions that will be hosted at Dubai Film Market will definitely increase the chances of Arab films to be professionally promoted across the world,” said MAD Solutions CEO and co-founder Alaa Karkouti.