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The Second EFS Rings up the Curtain on the Emirati Shorts

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9 Award Winning Projects by Outstanding Emirati Filmmakers

The Second EFS Rings up the Curtain on the Emirati Shorts


The second edition of the European Film Screenings Program (EFS), taking place in the UAE this October, has revealed details on the 9 award winning Emirati short films that will be screened before every European feature film. These films, whose selection has been curated by the Emirati Cinema Campaign initiative, are directed by brilliant up-and-coming Emirati directors, such as Nayla Al Khaja, Majid Al Ansari, Amal Al Agroobi, Mustafa Abbas, Khalid Al Mahmoud, among others.

The second edition of the European Film Screenings is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth, and Community Development in the UAE and is hosted this year by the Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg together with the Embassy of the EU Delegation to the UAE and is supported by Novo Cinemas in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The event is being directed for the second time around by Alessandra Priante who has curated the selection of the European films together with the participating European Embassies in the UAE.

All screenings will be hosted by Novo Cinemas through 21-30 October 2015 in its Abu Dhabi- based venue at WTC Mall and starting 22 to 31 October at Novo Cinemas in Dubai's Ibn Battuta Mall.

All screenings are free of charge and seats are allocated on a first come/first serve basis.

Emirati short films to be screened at the 2nd European Film Screenings:

Sunset State | Director: Mustafa Abbas

The Intruder! | Director: Majid Al Ansari

The Journey | Director: Hana Makki

The Pillars | Director: Moustafa Zakaria

Sabeel | Director: Khalid Al-Mahmood

Sarab | Director: Mariam Ferouhi

Once | Director: Nayla Al Khaja

Mirrors of Silence | Director: Nawaf Al-Janahi

Half Emirati | Director: Amal Al-Agroobi