The Abu Dhabi Film Commission, in partnership with the European Producers Club, brought five UAE producers to the Berlinale.

Producers Eva Star Sayre (Grandma, A Thousand Times) of Veritas Films, Butheina Hamed Kazim (Letters To Palestine), Nawaf Al Janahi (The Circle), Tim Smythe (City Of Life) and Amina Dasmal (Cochochi) of London- and UAE-based Alcove Entertainment were all at the festival to discuss their market titles and upcoming projects.

Al Janahi is currently in post on Imagenation-backed drama Sea Shadow, while Dasmal’s thriller The Caller, starring Rachelle Lefevre, has garnered good interest from European sales companies.

Abu Dhabi Film Commission Director David Shepheard, said of the delegation: “They were received very well, and had a full slate of meetings. I’ve had a couple of meetings with the sales agents they’ve been talking to and we’re quite confident there will be some good news coming down the line.”