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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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Beta, MBC sign major deal to co-produce pan-Arab, European drama series

Already in development are a crime series set between Iraq and Scandinavia.

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Gulf Asia launched to distribute Asian content in the Middle East

Consortium of industry veterans including former Fox exec will release 10-12 Filipino titles a year.

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Ai Weiwei's 'Human Flow' assistant cameraman shot dead by Israeli military

Palestinian filmmakers pay tribute to Yasser Murtaja, who dreamed of travelling the world.

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Saudi Arabia to end 35-year cinema ban with 'Black Panther'

Disney and Italia Film will be the first active distributors after reforms in the kingdom.

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AMC aiming for up to 100 cinemas in Saudi Arabia by 2030

US-based global exhibitor granted first cinema operating license in territory.

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Israeli doc festival Docaviv unveils 20th anniversary programme

15 Israeli docs chosen from 78 submissions for main Competition.

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Gianfranco Rosi talks documentary challenges, upcoming projects

Italian documentarian was giving a masterclass at Qumra.

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Tilda Swinton: "Every film I make, I intend to be the last"

Oscar-winning actress discussed her career at Doha Film Institute’s talent-development event Qumra

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'Last Men In Aleppo' team granted US visa to attend Oscars

White Helmet volunteer Mahmoud and subject of Last Men In Aleppo remains barred from travel by his country.

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Tilda Swinton joins Qumra Masters to mentor emerging filmmakers

Fellow Masters include Andrey Zvyagintsev, Bennett Miller and Sandy Powell.

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Jon Kamen, Wendi Deng Murdoch sign up for Doha Film Institute’s Qumra event

34 short and feature projects were announced in Berlin.

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Dox Box, AFAC launch Arab Doc Convention

March meeting for documentary professionals launches in Leipzig in March.

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Deal Productions, Film Clinic team on first Luxembourg-Egyptian co-production 'Sawah' (exclusive)

Adolf El Assal – who grew up between Dubai, London and Luxembourg – co-wrote the screenplay and directs.

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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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Kuwait's KNCC and Front Row to launch three multiplexes in Saudi Arabia by end of 2018

Joint venture will see 27 screens across the sites in Riyadh, Jeddah and Damman.

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Vue International strikes deal to build first cinemas in Saudi Arabia for 35 years

Exhibitors targets up to 30 multiplexes in three years.

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