MEIFFMiddle East International Film Festival
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After screening a competition program with several distinguished regional features, MEIFF rebranded itself the Abu Dhabi Intl.
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.
MEIFF will also reprise its dedicated sidebar with femme Arab helmers.
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.
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.
All Eyes on Abu Dhabi as Host of Celebrities Descend on UAE Capital for MEIFF 2008
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.