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Dubai Film and TV Commission announces VIDXB 2017

A major event that will celebrate the world of online video by bringing together fans, creators, and industry professionals, and will launch a year-round program to nurture local talent 

 

Date: March 21, 2017   Origin: Dubai   Type: Press Release

jamalThe Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) today announced VIDXB, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s first annual gathering celebrating the world of online video. The two-day event will be held from 8 to 9 December 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. VIDXB will also kick off a year-round series of programs to promote local content, showcase emerging technologies, and facilitate skills development for Dubai's growing digital media talent pool.

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UAE TO SHOWCASE ITS THRIVING FILM INDUSTRY AND CHAMPION ARAB TALENT AT THE 2016 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Date: May 12, 2016   Origin: Dubai   Type: Press Release

UAE delegation, including Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC), Dubai Studio City (DSC), Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and Sharjah International Children’s Festival, will come together to promote and showcase the UAE film industry and champion Arab talent to the international community. The delegation headed today to the UAE Pavilion at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival scheduled to be held from 11 to 22 May 2016. 

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DUBAI FILM AND TV COMMISSION HOSTS NETFLIX AT DIFF TO EXPLORE WAYS TO PROMOTE LOCAL TALENT

Date: December 13, 2015   Origin: Dubai   Type: Press Release

 

Plans for the region announced by Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer

Dubai, UAE: Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos has announced plans to launch in the Middle East next year. During a session at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), Ted discussed plans to expand Netflix’s offering to include locally produced content and, with the support of the Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC), to engage with local talent and invite them to pitch their content ideas next year.

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CHILDREN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (CIFF) EMPOWERS YOUNG FILMMAKERS THROUGH ITS FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS ACROSS THE UAE

Date: December 2015   Origin: Dubai   Type: Press Release

 

In its continuous efforts to empower the young aspiring filmmakers, and to encourage the local pool of talents in the UAE, the Children’s International Film Festival (CIFF) is conducting complimentary filmmaking workshops in collaboration with Nikon, in different  schools across the country.

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DUBAI HEADS TO THE AMERICAN FILM MARKET TO SHOWCASE ITS THRIVING FILM INDUSTRY

Date: November 4, 2015   Origin: Dubai   Type: Press Release

Global Film Marketplace Kicks Off On 4 November

A delegation from Dubai, which includes the Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) and Dubai Studio City (DSC) headed to the global American Film Market (AFM) this week to promote the UAE’s vibrant film and production industry.

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