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The Animated Short Film Ayny Secures World Premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival

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A Student Academy Award Winner

The Animated Short Film Ayny Secures World Premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival


Director Ahmad Saleh's animated short film Ayny will be competing in the Muhr Short competition at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) (December 7-14, 2016), where the Student Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Animation will be landing its world premiere with the attendance of its director.

Based on true events, Ayny follows two young boys who run away from their mother's protection and slack line on the danger of war to play music with the instrument they always dreamt to own. The film is written, directed, edited and voiced by Ahmad Saleh, music by Nizar Rohana, animated by Frank Pingel, DOP Lionel Poutiaire Somé, produced by Stefan Gieren, and its Arab world distribution will be handled by MAD Solutions. The film is a co-production between Germany, Jordan, and Palestine.

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 and Venues of Ayny at the Dubai International Film Festival (GMT+4)

Saturday, December 10, at 09:45 pm at VOX 3 Cinema at Mall of the Emirates
Monday, December 12, at 06:15 pm at VOX 5 Cinema at Mall of the Emirates