Emirati Film Review 6-15 April


Nahda Foundation, Kino Pod Baranami, Kino Światowid and The Asia and Pacific Museum present Poland’s third edition of Emirati Film Review, which will take place on 6-8 April, 2018. The event is organised under the honorary patronage of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Poland and in collaboration with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Arab Film Studio and Emirati filmmakers. The United Arab Emirates are associated mainly with oil, rapid increase of investments in recent years skyscrapers of Dubai and Abu Dhabi or amazing man-made islands. It should be remembered, though, that this relatively small country of the Arabian Gulf – with less than 10 million citizens – is also an important center of Arab culture and young, emerging cinema. Its birth dates to the beginning of the 21st century and it is supported by the Dubai International Film Festival, organised since 2004, and the Abu Dhabi Film Festival initiated three years later. Emirati Film Review is a unique project that allows Polish audience to familiarize with the developing cinema art in the UAE. It is also an opportunity to meet and talk to people directly involved in the process of creating movies in UAE. We hope this year’s edition will be as interesting as last year and will satisfy the most demanding audience. Special guest: Hana Kazim Hana Kazim is an executive in the Narrative Film & TV department at Image Nation Abu Dhabi, and was involved as an executive on their recent productions Shabab Sheyab, Rashid & Rajab, and Scales. Prior to Image Nation, Hana received her MFA in Film Producing at the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles and completed internships at Captivate Entertainment (The Wrestler) and Parkes + MacDonald (MEN IN BLACK).