Six short films received approximately $68,000 from the Enjaaz programme in partnership with Image Nation.
Six regional short films have received support from the Dubai Film Markets Enjaaz programme in partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi. The fifth year of collaborating sees the two organisations award six talented filmmakers with approximately $68,000 (Dhs 250,000) to start their short film projects and eventually present them to worldwide audience.
Since its inception in 2009, Enjaaz, has supported more than 300 projects, the latest titles to secure support include:
- Wudu by Ahmed Hasan Ahmed, United Arab Emirates
- Alligator by Ali F. Mostafa, United Arab Emirates
- The White Sheet by Hind Alfahhad, Saudi Arabia
- 4 Fourteen 24 by Hashim Al-Ifari, Iraq
- Box by Noor Al Aradi, Iraq
- Son of Sidra by Dayaa Yousef, Saudi Arabia
Commenting on the Enjaaz programme, Masoud Amralla Al Ali, DIFFs Artistic Director, said: DIFFs Enjaaz programme has provided crucial support in bringing Arab talent to the regional and global stage, this support has been enhanced with the unwavering support of Image Nation Abu Dhabi who continue to join us in supporting talent from the region. The filmmakers and their projects this year were selected for their innovating storytelling, for pushing the boundaries of short filmmaking and presenting an impressive range of experience in both narrative and form.
About the partnership, Ben Ross, Head of Narrative Film & Television at Image Nation Abu Dhabi, said: We value our partnership with DFM and we are proud to support Enjaaz each year. The programme continues to underpin our shared ambition to further develop a sustainable film community in the UAE and the rest of the region.
DIFFs 14th edition will see films screened over eight days from December 6-13 at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah and VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates and The Beach opposite JBR.