Vying for Awards at the Muhr Feature Competition
Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc to World Premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival
The 13th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) (December 7-14, 2016) selected the documentary film Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc by director Iman Kamel to compete in its Muhr Feature competition marking the film's world premiere with the presence of its director along with its producer Talal Al-Muhanna. The film's additional screening will feature a ceremony with a performance by actress-singer Dina El Wedidi. A few days before its screening at DIFF, Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc's official trailer was shown on the festival's official YouTube channel.
The documentary film Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc tells the true stories of resistance by Egyptian women since the outbreak of the revolution in 2011 through mythic story elements, poetic narration and dance. The film is directed by Iman Kamel, and co-produced by Nomad's Home Production (Iman Kamel) and Linked Productions (Talal Al-Muhanna).
Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc was nominated for the 2013 Arab-German Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung Foundation in Germany. The film was presented at pitching and co-production forums such as Africa Produce (Spain), and Amiens Screenplay Development Fund (France). The film marks Iman's second collaboration with Kuwaiti producer Talal Al-Muhanna.
Egyptian filmmaker Iman Kamel holds a Global Master of Arts degree from The Fletcher School at Tufts University in Boston, USA, and followed interdisciplinary studies in Art, Dance and Filmmaking at Berlin University of Arts. Since 1995, Kamel has directed five short films including Hologram, which received an award from Euromed in2004. Her debut feature documentary Nomad's Home (2010) received a Special Mention at the Dubai International Film Festival and won the awards for Best Director and Best Cinematography at Cairo's 11th Independent Film Festival.
DIFF is one of the most important film festivals in the Arab world. Every year, DIFF showcases over 120 features, shorts films and documentaries from around the world and hosts several world premieres, presents new and exciting cinema from the Arab world and beyond, and introduces audiences to fresh new talent and original and distinctive filmmaking.
Screening Times of Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc at the Dubai International FilmFestival (GMT+4)
Thursday, December 8, at 06:45 pm on VOX4 Cinema at Mall of the Emirates
Sunday, December 11, at 07:30 pm at The Beach, with a concert featuring Dina El Wedidi