December 2, 2022

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المنظمون خلال الكشف عن تفاصيل المهرجان. تصوير: أحمد عرديتي

Dubai rolled out the red carpet again … with “Meta Film”

Activities of the first edition of the Meta Film Festival will kick off in Dubai on October 27, with a three-day group of international films, premieres, in addition to red carpet action, passing stars and talents. Arab world, Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood.

Yesterday, the festival organizers released the details of the first session of the event, during a press conference at “Vox Cinemas” at Nakheel Mall, noting that the “Meta Festival” will attract international talent, celebrities and film enthusiasts to Dubai. The scene that brings the seventh art festival back to the city.

“We plan to revitalize the film and entertainment industry in the META Film Festival region and support the development of creative films with special funding,” said Leela Machinoy, Festival Director and Managing Partner of Great Mind Events Management. Of the festival. He explained that the festival will bring together bouquets of the best Arab films, Hollywood films, Bollywood films, European, Asian and African films, and movie stars under one roof.

Machinoy told Emirates Today that the festival originated from a forum that specializes in showing human rights films, and that we really wanted to promote the festival and attract attendance and attendance, so setting up an integrated theme for the first edition of the festival would prevent multiple participants as well as restrict global coverage. He noted that after the first session of the festival is over, we can move on to some of the themes that motivate people to produce within its framework.

He pointed out that for the forum, which will be organized two days before the start of the festival, it will include a number of discussions and workshops, as well as more than 200 venues in addition to one exhibition. After production, and this year Green is highlighting the production, which takes into account film production without leaving any residues that are harmful to the environment, except for workshops for animated films. He noted the funding to support filmmaking with the aim of promoting the local and regional film industry, as it would fund two ideas for pre-production content.

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Regarding the percentage distribution of films screened at the festival, Machinoy said that since Dubai will have 30% Arab films and 30% to 40% of films, there is interest in them according to the distribution of countries in Dubai. % In English, the remaining percentage will be given to other languages.

For his part, Tony Al Masih, Managing Director of Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas, said: “We are proud of our support for the regional film industry and have been a partner in the launch of the Meta Film Festival. Has become a market.

He confirmed to Emirates Today that he expects the festival to attract audiences from various groups. He pointed out that regular viewers who see commercial films in cinema should also see these types of films that the festival will be showing, especially as they have a unique and serene style.


Awards

The META Film Festival presents a collection of awards for films including Best English Film, Best Arab Film, Best Southeast Asian Film, Best African Film, Best Animated Film, Best Documentary, Best Asian Film and Best Short Film. . In addition to the Writer’s Room Fund, the Fiction Film Fund and the Documentary Fund.

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Activities of the first session of the festival, coming October.


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