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DMZ film festival in limelight as it coincides with summit

DMZ film festival in limelight as it coincides with summit

This year’s DMZ International Film Festival has been in the limelight due to its rare overlapping with the inter-Korean summit that began on Tuesday.  Opening last Thursday, the film festival has screened 142 documentaries from 39 countries. Some of the films were shot in or feature topics related to North Korea.  The week-long film fest […]

Can “Okja” Open an Intergenerational Debate on Meat Consumption?

Can “Okja” Open an Intergenerational Debate on Meat Consumption?

Okja: the movie that makes you think Since the age of four, Mija (Ahn Seo-hyun) has raised Okja, a massive animal and her best friend, alongside her grandfather (Byun Hee-bong) in a forest of South Korea. However, Okja was not hers to have. An American corporation, Mirando, simply loaned those big pigs to farmers across […]

Middle East Film & Comic con announces their A-list guests

Middle East Film & Comic con announces their A-list guests

Middle East Film & Comic con announced their second wave of A-list guests for comics and movies lovers. The con returns for its fifth year in 7th April and is expected to run until 9th April 2016, and the guest list they announced so far is garnering attention. The con is close to achieving its […]

Saudi film festival paving the way to cinema in Saudi Arabia

Saudi film festival paving the way to cinema in Saudi Arabia

The third Saudi film festival is set to open Thursday 24th March, featuring 70 productions in competitions, amid hopes the conservative kingdom may finally allow public cinemas. The festival which is sponsored by kingdom’s Society for Culture and Arts is modest compared to other film festivals in the regions as Saudi Arabia bans cinemas and other […]

“Women’s Film Week” celebrates women’s day in Jordan

“Women’s Film Week” celebrates women’s day in Jordan

On 8 March, the same day as International Women’s Day, Jordan celebrates women’s achievement and difficulties with “Women’s Film Week,” organized by the royal film commission of Jordan, to be concluded on 12th March. The show starts on Tuesday 8th March in Rainbow Theater, showing a number of movies on the different aspects of women’s […]

Tunisian “Inhebbek Hedi” wins best feature film at Berlinale 2016

Tunisian “Inhebbek Hedi” wins best feature film at Berlinale 2016

Inhebbek Hedi (I love you, Hedi) by Tunisian director and scriptwriter Mohamed Ben Attia, was announced winner of the Best First Feature Award, and its lead actor Majd Mastoura won the Silver Bear for Best Actor, in Berlin International Film Festival. The awards were announced at the Closing Gala which took place on 20 February […]

A new series of short film portraits focusing on Dubai-based artists

A new series of short film portraits focusing on Dubai-based artists

Drawdeck’s second episode in the three-part series, ‘Art Of One’, has officially been released online. The series of short film portraits unearth the stories and inspirations behind some of the most exciting artists based in the UAE. Presented by Drawdeck, in collaboration with DP Thomas Simon, the series focuses on three individuals to uncover where it […]

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