Friday, April 13, 2012

This weekend the Abu Dhabi theatre at the Corniche, will be a host to 29 films out of the 155 films being screened at the Gulf Film Festival. It is the first ever time that the festival will be simultaneously going on, in two different cities.
With a variety of cinema, such as documentaries, short films and feature films, from April 12 to 14 this weekend of free cinema has a lot in store for everyone. The first film to open in Abu Dhabi would be the Kuwaiti film Tora Bora on Thursday, April 12 at 8pm.

On April 13 starting at 3pm films from the official Gulf Student Short Competition of the GFF will be showcased with movies from UAE, Qatar, Oman, Iraq and Saudi Arabia and will be closing with the science fiction feature, Qatar Lockdown : Red Moon Escape  at 9pm.
Similarly screening on April 14 will start at 3pm with entries from the UAE, Yemen, Iraq and Denmark.The Abu Dhabi screenings will come to an end at 9pm with Emirati feature film Amal, by Nujoom Al Ghanem.
With an inclusion of Gulf student films, Gulf short films and feature dailies, the weekend at the Abu Dhabi screenings which are organized in partnership with the Sultan Bin Zayed Centre for Culture and Media have a promising weekend of free films lined up for everyone.

By Samiha Naaz