Day 1

Monday 22 April 2019

09:30am – 12:30pm
Masterclasses & Connecting with Industry Workshops

09:30am – 10:30am
Teamwork in Film
Afra Al Marar,
Founder of Toaster Productions,
Emirati Film & TV Director, Producer and Entrepreneur, UAE

10:30am – 11:30am
The Television Picture
Dr. Yousef AlFailakawi,
Assistant Professor, Kuwait University, Kuwait

11:30am – 12:30pm
Beauty and Tolerance between Art and Cinema
Dr. Rachid Naim,
Professor, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco

12:30pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00pm – 3:30pm
Connecting with Industry Workshops

1:00pm – 2:30pm Stories across Platforms
Talal Alasmani,
Image Nation, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2:30pm – 3:30pm
Shooting Cinematic Documentaries
Cinematic Documentaries theory by Hasan Aslan,
Documentary Cameraman, CANON, UAE

6:00pm – 9:30pm Opening Ceremony

6:00pm – 6:30pm
Music by Amjad Aljaramani, Ney and Oud Musician

6:30pm – 7:30pm
Panel Discussion: For the Love of Film


• Chaired by Nadia Rahman,
Associate Professor, Zayed University, UAE

• Sarra’a Abdulaziz,
Emirati Filmmaker, UAE

• Ines Sebiane,
Digital Content Director & Producer, UAE

• Dr. Nezar Andary,
Associate Professor, Zayed University, UAE

• Tim Wilkerson,
Assistant Professor, Zayed University, UAE

7:30pm – 9:00pm
Screening of Finalists’ Films

9:00pm Q & A with Filmmakers
Moderated by Dr. Lena Jayyusi, Professor Emeritus, Zayed University, UAE


• Samaher Bantan,
Effat University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

• Nada Atta,
American University in Cairo, Egypt

• Valentina Khawand,
Saint Joseph University, Lebanon

• Yasmina Mesbahi,
Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Morocco

• Ali Khaleel Abbas Mohamed Lari,
Zayed University, UAE

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