All Dubai articles – Page 9

  • Kaouther Ben Hania
    News

    Ben Hania to direct rape victim drama

    2014-12-15T16:02:00Z

    Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania is developing a new project inspired by the true story of a woman raped outside a beachfront nightclub in 2012.  

  • Telfaz 11
    News

    Arab digital platforms race to fill content gap

    2014-12-15T13:55:00Z

    A new report from PwC highlights how online platforms are starting to fill the huge demand for youth-oriented Arabic content that is not being met by the traditional film and TV industries across the Middle East.

  • 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.

  • Dubai ON Demand
    News

    Dubai’s Ti22 launches Dubai ON Demand

    2014-12-15T08:00:00Z

    Dubai-based Ti22 Films is set to launch an interactive online channel, Dubai ON Demand, on YouTube in 2015, featuring short clips from local personalities.

  • Hissan Kiyany
    News

    Kiyany unveils first UAE interactive doc

    2014-12-15T07:00:00Z

    The UAE’s first interactive documentary, ZaabiliDoc , a joint project between Emirati filmmaker Hassan Kiyany and photographer Ammar Al Attar, is set to go live this week.

  • Sherif Elbendary
    Features

    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.

  • Nawaf Al Janahi
    News

    Tharwa boards Al-Janahi’s Transparent

    2014-12-15T05:18:00Z

    EXCLUSIVE: Paul Baboudjian’s new Dubai-based company Tharwa has boarded Emirati filmmaker Nawaf Al-Janahi’s upcoming English-language psychological thriller Transparent .

  • From A To B
    News

    DFM talks distribution challenges

    2014-12-14T09:14:00Z

    A Dubai Film Market (DFM) panel discussed the challenges in distributing Arab films in the region and internationally, and how Emirati filmmaker Ali Mostafa’s From A To B may become a game-changer.

  • Welcome Back "In Conversation"
    Comment

    Dubai welcomes back Bollywood

    2014-12-14T08:02:00Z

    Ear-splitting screams welcomed the cast and crew of Bollywood film Welcome Back, who are filming in Dubai, and dropped in to speak to guests at DIFF.

  • Rebuild Nisaa Gaza Radio
    News

    Laish La crowdfunds with Aflamnah

    2014-12-14T07:38:00Z

    MBC’s pan-Arab show Laish La ( Why Not?) has turned to Dubai-based, crowd-funding site Aflamnah to finance a project to rebuild a women’s radio station in the Gaza Strip.

  • Maysoon Pachachi
    News

    Pachachi’s Baghdad draws co-producers, funds

    2014-12-13T18:56:00Z

    Maysoon Pachachi’s Nothing Doing In Baghdad is set to start shooting in February after securing three European co-producers and funding from Visions Sud Est and the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC).

  • Nearby Sky
    Reviews

    Nearby Sky

    2014-12-13T17:37:00Z

    Dir/scr: Nujoom Al Ghanem. UAE. 2104. 85mins

  • Bikas Mishra
    Features

    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).

  • Ahd
    News

    MAD Solutions to distribute Sandfish

    2014-12-13T06:23:00Z

    EXCLUSIVE: Pan-Arab distributor MAD Solutions will handle distribution in the Arab world for Saudi filmmaker Ahd’s Sandfish, which will be the first production from Paul Baboudjian’s new Dubai-based Tharwa Productions.

  • 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.

  • DIFF opening party
    Comment

    Dubai film festival opens with a bang

    2014-12-12T09:53:00Z

    This year’s Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) got underway with two lavish parties – the opening at Madinat Jumeirah and the IWC Filmmaker Award gala dinner at the One Only Royal Mirage on the following night.

  • Hisham Zaman
    Features

    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.

  • Gianluca Chakra
    Features

    Gianluca Chakra, Front Row Filmed Entertainment

    2014-12-12T09:17:00Z

    Middle East distributor Gianluca Chakra talks about the local penchant for action and horror movies and how he is pinning his hopes on iTunes.

  • Short film competition
    News

    Dubai, Samsung renew short film competition

    2014-12-12T08:46:00Z

    DIFF and Samsung are joining forces with Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) on the second edition of the short film competition they inaugurated this year.

  • Amal Al-Agroobi
    News

    Al-Agroobi set to make fiction debut

    2014-12-12T08:37:00Z

    Emirati filmmaker Amal Al-Agroobi, best known for her non-fiction works The Brain That Sings and Half , is developing her first narrative work.