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Abu Dhabi Film Commission Opens the Call for Entries to Berlin
International Film Festival
5 UAE Producers to attend Berlin Film Festival
Abu Dhabi 9 January 2011: Abu Dhabi Film Commission, an initiative by ADACH, announced today the call for applications from UAE Nationals & residents who are emerging or established Producers to attend Berlin International Film Festival as part of its association with the European Producers Club. The partnership will allow a delegation of 5 UAE producers to travel to Berlin for 4 nights from February 11th to February 14th and attend a series of special events, workshops, and networking opportunities with international producers and filmmakers at the Festival hosted by The European Producers Club and Abu Dhabi Film Commission. In addition to Berlin, “New Voices” Documentary Training Programme, “Aflam Qaseera” Short Film Production Fund as well as Shasha Feature Script Development Grant are all examples of additional skill building initiatives ADFC provides to filmmakers in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.
For more information about Abu Dhabi Film Commission please contact:
Marcelle Aleid, ADFC Head of Marketing & Communications
Tel +9712- 4012715 Fax +9712- 4011701
Hind Al Hammad, ADFC Public Relations Assistant
Tel: +9712-4012714 Fax +9712- 4011701
NOTES TO EDITOR
Abu Dhabi Film Commission is an initiative launched by Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage in January 2009 with an objective of assisting the development of the Film and TV industry in Abu Dhabi, nurturing of new talent and contributing to the promotion of Arab culture through film.
More information is available online at www.film.gov.ae
The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) is the institution in charge of conserving and promoting the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi. Established in October 2005 as an authority of the Government of Abu Dhabi, it is administered by a board of directors chaired by H. E. Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan.
The creation of ADACH was a direct result of the implementation of the Abu Dhabi Cultural Heritage Management Strategy, a 5-year strategy prepared by a UNESCO-led team working closely with local experts. The Strategy identified the principal issues affecting the development of Abu Dhabi’s culture and heritage and laid down goals for its activities.