The film festival will take place in December and the deadline for receiving entries to its short film competition has been extended to October 7.
Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has announced that the second edition of its Al Marmoom: Film in the Desert festival will be held from December 9 to 11, 2022, to celebrate emerging filmmakers.
It will take place in the Marmoom Desert heritage and cultural site.
Dubai Culture has also extended the deadline for receiving entries from September 23 to October 7 in the Al Marmoom Short-Film Competition that launched within this festival edition. The festival and competition aim to promote the sustainability of the film industry in the region, and provide a platform for film industry professionals to share their experiences and knowledge to inspire new talent to participate in the field. The festival will celebrate the films that win the top three competition places.
The festival hopes to promote a sustainable model of growth for the regional film industry, and give experienced filmmakers a platform to share their experiences and insights with a new generation of talent.
In addition to film screenings, the festival will include a series of interactive and engaging workshops for children and youth, panel discussions with worldwide experts and regional industry practitioners, and a set of sessions targeting amateurs to enrich their film industry knowledge.
The competition is open to UAE citizens and residents, as well as filmmakers from across the MENA region.
While the winner will be awarded Dh50,000 ($13612.48), those in second and third places will receive Dh25,000 ($6806.24) and Dh15,000 ($4083.74) respectively.