Program 2018

* Finalist

26 February 2018
18.30 – Doors Open

Music Videos from the Middle East curated by Big Hass

19.00 – Start Screenings

Take my hand * Serge Majdalani Narrative Notre Dame University Lebanon
Arasian * Ahmad Al Tunaiji Narrative NYUAD UAE
My land has abandoned me * Nicolas Fattouh Animation ALBA Lebanon
From A to Bee * Maryam Moustafa Documentary AUS UAE
A flourishing mind Hessa Al Hamadi Documentary HCT, ADWC UAE
          – Q&A with participating Filmmakers –
Long Road * Adel Essam Animation Animsquad USA/Egypt
Close your eyes … well * Ali Albayati Narrative University of Baghdad Iraq
R A N D A * Farouk El Jammal Documentary IESAV Lebanon
Aziz  Mohammed Al Hammadi  Narrative HCT, ADMC UAE
We are Romansh * Nada Mawsouf Documentary AUC Cairo Egypt
Robbama Malak Mansoura Documentary UAEU UAE
          – Q&A with participating Filmmakers –
27 February 2018

18.30 – Doors Open

Music Videos from the Middle East curated by Big Hass

19.00 – Start Screenings

Unfinished Tales: Carnival * Hussam Ismail Animation SAE Dubai UAE/Jordan
Changing the World Bit by Bit * Ahmed Geaissa Documentary AUS UAE
FOMO * Amedee Sabra Narrative IESAV Lebanon
Illusions Juliz Bek Documentary Middlesex Dubai UAE
Odyssey Mariam Al Romaithi Documentary HCT, ADWC UAE
          – Q&A with participating Filmmakers –
My Uncle and I Daniel Seif Narrative NDU Lebanon
Time to Pray Ahmed Al Kuwaiti Narrative AUD UAE/Bahrain
Visitation * Noor AbuGhaniah Documentary Dar Al-Kalima Palestine
Halfway * Rand Beiruty Animation Bauhaus University Germany/Jordan
Sheikh Zayed’s 100th birthday Hooraya Al Muflahi Documentary ZU UAE
          – Q&A with participating Filmmakers –
28 February 2018

18.30 – Doors Open

live music by singer/songwriter Jamil Jabbour

19.00 – Closing Ceremony / Awards Ceremony

in presence of Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khaled Al Qasimi.

Winning Categories:

Best of the Best, Best Narration, Best Documentary, Best Animation, twofour54 Emerging Filmmaker Award, Bin Hamoodah Chevrolet Year of Zayed Award, Happiness, Positivity & Tolerance Award and the Best Audio Documentary Award

20.00 – Talking Virtual Reality and the Future of Film with LA’s John Bucher

followed by a Q&A