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MAD Solutions at the Dubai International Film Festival with 25 Films from 20 Countries

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MAD Solutions at the Dubai International Film Festival with 25 Films from 20 Countries


Within the 14th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) (6 - 13 December), MAD Solutions will present 25 films from 20 different countries from among the films on its distribution and marketing list; five of which will land their world premiere and compete within the Muhr Short Competition, two films within the Muhr Gulf Short Competition, one film within the Muhr Feature Competition, two films within the Arabian Nights Programme, and 15 films within the Dubai Film Market (DFM).

DIFF is one of the most important film festivals in the Arab world. Every year, DIFF showcases over 120 features, short films and documentaries from around the world, hosts several world premieres, presents new and exciting cinema from the Arab world and beyond, and introduces audiences to promising new talent and original and unique filmmaking.

MAD Solutions' Films at the 2017 Dubai International Film Festival

The Muhr Short Competition

Astra| Nidhal Guiga| Tunisia (World premiere)
City Soul| Hicham Lasri| Morocco (World premiere)
BONBONÉ| Rakan Mayasi| Palestine, Lebanon
A Drowning Man| Mahdi Fleifel| Denmark, UK, Greece
Rupture| Yassmina Karajah| Jordan, Canada

The Muhr Gulf Short Competition

Lollipop| Hanaa Saleh Alfassi | Saudi Arabia, UAE, Morocco, USA (World premiere)
Detained| Hajar Alnaim| USA

The Muhr Feature Competition

The Journey| Mohamed Al Daradji| Iraq

The Arabian Nights Programme

Kiss Me Not| Ahmed Amer| Egypt(World premiere)
Until the Birds Return| Karim Moussaoui| Algeria

The Dubai Film Market (DFM)

My Uncle| Nassim Abbasi| Morocco
Heaven Sent| Wissam Charaf| Lebanon, France
17| Widad Shafakoj| Jordan
Gaza Surf Club| Philip Gnadt, Mickey Yamine| Germany
Separation| Hakar Abdulqader| Iraq
Between Sisters| Manu Gerosa| Italy, Belgium, Qatar

Oscars Shorts Programme

AVE MARIA| Basil Khalil| Palestine
Ayny| Ahmed Saleh| Jordan, Palestine, Germany
Nocturne in Black| Jimmy Keyrouz| Lebanon
The Rifle, The Jackal, The Wolf, and The Boy| Oualid Mouaness| Lebanon
Bahiya & Mahmoud| Zaid Abu Hamdan| Lebanon, Jordan, UAE, USA

Stars in Shorts Programme

The Parrot| Darin J. Sallam, Amjad Al-Rasheed| Jordan, Germany
Five Boys and A Wheel| Said Zagha| Jordan, Palestine
Submarine| Mounia Akl | Lebanon, USA
Kindil El Bahr| Damien Ounouri |Algeria, Kuwait, USA