Gilmore said he sees DTFF's relationship with DIFF and MEIFF
to be more complementary than competitive.
During the festival, four books were launched at the MEIFF
'Book Conferences' whilst panels for the Research Circle discussed specially-prepared papers on "The Film Industry in the Arab World", looking at the industry across the whole of the Arab world.
In addition , E-Vision's exclusive kids channel e-junior has endorsed the MEIFF
kid's fun day.
Winners of the $1 million MEIFF
2008 Black Pearl Awards were announced at the festival's closing night ceremony, directed and choreographed by Otis Sallid.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- In line with the aims of MEIFF
to encourage dialogue between industry key players across cultural divides, the Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF
) will host a discussion panel in conjunction with the USA's Muslims on Screen and Television (MOST) on Saturday 18th October, 12pm at Emirates Palace.
I was approached during MEIFF
with the script for this movie.
is only showing two productions from North Africa, both Tunisian -- Buried Secrets by Raja Amari, a rather unusual thriller, in which three tradition-bound women haunt an isolated estate; and Being Here , a documentary by Mohamed Zran, in which a teacher, an artist and a marriage-fixer meet in a hardware shop to talk love, life and politics.
All Eyes on Abu Dhabi as Host of Celebrities Descend on UAE Capital for MEIFF
This year's MEIFF
in Abu Dhabi was no exception regarding celebrity sightings and choices for opening screenings.
In attendance were - Rustum Al Zoubi, Syrian Ambassador to the UAE; Eissa Al Mazrouei, Project Manager of MEIFF
and ADACH; Nashwa Al Ruwaini, MEIFFeIUs Director; Samir Farid, Festival Consultant and Head of Arabic Programming and Mohammad Al Ahmad, Director of Damascus Film Festival.
They are considered by many to be the most exciting programmes taking place during MEIFF
to be held in Abu Dhabi from 10th to 19th October 2008.
Even so, when the Son of Babylon was submitted to MEIFF
, it was not completed, but the festival's organisers liked it so much that they gave part of the MEIFF
grants to the movie in advance, so it could be finished.