The other financial incentive ADFF
offered regional filmmakers was the Sanad fund, which since 2010 has financed narrative and documentary film projects from development through post-production.
For the second consecutive year, ADFF
is organizing the Child Protection Award for films that will highlight the issue of child abuse and preventive measures.
Notably, this year's ADFF
will host an entire programme dedicated to Arab directors who migrated from their homelands and speak of their heritage and culture through the expressive art of film.
The total value of the award in both categories is $100,000, and the winning films will be chosen by an expert judging panel chosen from the other the participating films, categories, and competitions of the ADFF
," he added.
This follows an earlier cycle of productions screened on-board Etihad's fleet in September, which included Feeding Five Hundred , a winner in the documentary competition in the 2013 Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF
); Murk Light which won first prize in the short film narrative competition in ADFF
2012 and selection to the Tribeca Film Festival 2013 New York; and Qasr Al Hosn , a project by a team of creative lab community members celebrating the unique history and culture of the UAE.
In fact, at ADFF
2014, there was only one film from India, and that was as far from Bollywood style as Hollywood is
Our new partnership with ADFF
to host this year's award ceremony is great for all our participants who will get the chance to screen their hard work in-front of film industry professionals.
Both films were digitally restored in 4K resolution by the Cineteca di Bologna/L'Immagine Ritrovata and The Film Foundation/World Cinema Project and will be shown with existing English subtitles as well as new Arabic subtitles, provided by ADFF
This achievement is a testament to ADFF
and Sanad's success in supporting and developing international quality Arab films.
Founded in 2007, the city-state's Middle East International Film Festival morphed into ADFF
will this year be presenting not just one, but two prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Two, to introduce the 'Iris', a brand icon that it is hoped will, over time, become synonymous with ADFF