Emirati Film Review Katowice Cracow 7-9 April


THE REVIEW

Nahda Foundation, Kino Pod Baranami and Kino Kosmos present Poland’s second review Emirati films, which will take place on 7-9 April, 2017. Emirati Film Review is organised under the honorary patronage of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Poland. The event is organised in collaboration with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Arab Film Studio and Emirati filmmakers. Mr Gehad Darwish, the representative of the Emirati film industry and a long-time associate of the Image Nation Abu Dhabi will be our special guest this year. 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 back 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.