Dubai, UAE; December 18, 2010: The seventh Dubai International Film Festival and Gulf Radio & TV Organisation hosted a workshop dedicated to the development of film and television production in the GCC.
The workshop, hosted by DIFF Chairman Abdulhamid Juma, presented an overview of the current film and television production landscape in the Gulf countries and explored ways to advance the production of films and programmes in the region.
The panelists from around the GCC included: Mohamed Abdallah Al Marzouk and Ahmad Almansouri (UAE); Rashed Hassan Al Judar (Bahrain); Hassan Mohamad Al Hamdan (KSA); Dr. Khaled Adelraheem Al Zadjali (Oman); Dr. Rabiaa Al Kawari (Qatar); Abdel Muhsen Al Banay (Kuwait) and Dr. Abdallah Ben Saiid Abu Ras (Gulf Radio & TV, KSA).
Other topics of discussion included the influence of emerging cinematographic technology on television content, ‘Competition and quality: finding the balance,’ how production quality is affected by a large number of decision makers and marketing audiovisual content and its influence on home audiences.
DIFF 2010 is held in association with Dubai Studio City. Dubai Duty Free, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai Pearl, Emirates Airline and Madinat Jumeirah, the home of the Dubai International Film Festival, are the principal sponsors of DIFF. The event is supported by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.
DIFF 2010 box office locations are: CineStar Mall of the Emirates, the Madinat Souk, The Walk at JBR, and at the CNN Building in Dubai Media City. Tickets can also be purchased through DIFF’s Dial-a-Ticket service at (04) 391 3378 and from the website, www.dubaifilmfest.com.For more and updated information about DIFF, please visit www.dubaifilmfest.com or join DIFF