Forum

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During the Festival the Dubai Film Market hosts the Forum, an invigorating series of international panels, workshops, Master Classes and ‘How to’ sessions presenting the most accurate information from the industry.

Events and Timings :

Saturday 7th

11:30  - 13:00

The History of MENA Cinema

14:00 - 15:00

Writing for Film

15:30 - 16:30

Faces from the Arab World

17:00 - 18:00

Networking - Meet the Festival Programmers

Sunday 8th

9:30 - 11:00

How to: Create brand and content with Iconic Locations

11:00 - 12:00

Palestinian Film - A New Phase

11:30 - 13:00

Beyond The Oscars®

14:00 - 15:15

Shooting in Dubai & Networking Session

15:30 - 16:30

Selling Your Project & Your Brand - A B2B Strategy

17:00 - 18:00

Meet the UAE Film Industry

Monday 9th

9:30 - 11:00

How To: Finance Your Film

11:00 - 12:00

Teamwork - All for one and one for all

11:30 - 13:00

An Academy Conversation on Directing

13:30 - 14:00

UAE-based Galleries and Artists' Film

14:00 - 14:30

Case Study: Soda Pictures

14:30 - 15:00

Sharjah Art Foundation and Traitors

15:30 - 16:30

Moving Pictures in Art and Cinema

17:00 - 18:00

Networking Meet the Industry Stands

 

Tuesday 10th

9:30 - 10:30

How To Market Your Film: Producers: A Film Marketing Strategy

11:00 - 13:00

Interchange Presentations

14:00 - 14:45

Co-Production with the Arab World

15:00 - 16:00

Iraqi Legacy: Children of the Future

16:15 - 17:00

Distribution of Arab Films

17:15 - 18:15

Networking Meet the Sales Agents & Distributors

Wednesday 11th

9:30 - 10:30

How to Tackle Piracy with  Euromed

11:00  -12;00

What are the Broadcasters doing to support Film?

12:30 - 13:00

What are you Buying pt1

14:00 - 14:30

WAYB pt2

15:30 - 16:30

VOD in the Arab World

17:00 - 18:00

Networking Meet the Funders

Thursday 12th

9:30 - 10:00

Welcome & Intro

10:00 - 10:30

Keynote Hany Abu Assad

10:30 - 11:30

Pitching of First 4 Projects

12:00 - 13:00

Pitching of the Second 4 Projects

14:00 - 15:00

Almost Fiction

15:15 - 16:15

Dabba / The Lunchbox

16:30 - 18:00

Funding  Creative  Documentaries

Friday 13th

10:00 - 11:00

In Conversation with Jim Sheridan

11:30 - 12:30

My First Film - Tales from Asia & Africa

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