Dubai International Film Festival


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Former Dubai film festival managing director launches new venture

Shivani Pandya Malhotra joins forces with Emirati filmmaker in marketing and consultancy venture.

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Dubai Film Festival chiefs cancel 2018 edition, promise 2019 relaunch

Rumours has swirled around future of festival, key film event in Middle East.

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Mystery swirls around future of Dubai International Film Festival

Festival was major event on Arab cinema calendar.

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Sandy Powell and Bennett Miller named as masters at Doha's Qumra event

They join Zvyagintsev, Weerasethakul and Rosi for event, which runs March 9-14.

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Annemarie Jacir's 'Wajib' scoops top prize at Dubai Film Festival

Other winners include Heaven Without People, The Blessed and Taste Of Cement.


Marwan Hamed to direct Adham Sabri adaptation (exclusive)

Adham Sabri: The Man Of The Impossible will be the first entry in a franchise.

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Yousry Nasrallah to lead Arab Entertainment Experience

Arab Format Lab producing script lab.

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Dubai 2017: Screen's dailies

Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the Dubai International Film Festival here.

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'The Syrians' triumphs at Dubai Film Connection

Refugee drama takes $25,000 prize.


Cinemas could return to Saudi Arabia as early as April 2018

Multiplexes could soon be built in the country.


Arab filmmakers protest Donald Trump's Jerusalem declaration

Protest launched at Dubai Film Festival.

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Arab Critics Awards adds jury, documentary category

Second edition of awards looks to expand.


SVoD still not driving production in Arab region

Local filmmakers have found the arrival of the steaming giants problematic.


Bassam Jarbawi's 'Screwdriver' wraps West Bank shoot

Debut feature comes from Rimsh Film and US outfit Dialectic.


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'Camera': Dubai Review

A video camera found deep in the desert reveals the truth behind a series of mysterious deaths.

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'Cactus Flower': Dubai Review

Two Egyptian women find themselves thrown out onto the busy streets of Cairo.

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'The Charmer': Dubai Review

An Iranian man seeking a Danish bride finds romance increasingly dark and complex.

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'The Blessed': Dubai Review

Disillusionment and generational frustrations come to the surface as an Algerian couple celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary

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'Burnout': Dubai Review

Three story strands interweave against the backdrop of contemporary Morocco.