Movie buffs, here is a treat for you.
Dubai will host the inaugural Meta Film Festival, a new international film festival from October 27-29, that organisers say, will gradually change the region’s growing film and entertainment industry.
The festival organisers GM Events and festival partners Vox Cinemas have announced an action-packed three-day global festival at the Vox Cinemas at Nakheel Mall in Palm Jumeirah.
The first film festival to take place in the UAE in five years will include international blockbusters, premieres, regional feature films, red carpets with stars and talent from the Arab World, Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood and celebrity meet and greets, launch of a Film Fund, awards, afterparties, content markets and more.
Film makers from the UAE, Middle East and around the world can submit their content for inclusion in the screening schedule and the Awards programme. With this, Dubai will see the return of international film and entertainment festivities that will also promote the development of local and regional contents.
“A first of its kind, the Meta Film Festival will spearhead the growth of the film industry in the Middle East and Africa – by attracting global talent, celebrities and movie buffs to Dubai. It will also bring the best of Arabic, Hollywood, Bollywood, European, Asian and African films and movie stars under one roof. The film festival will just add to the many reasons why stars and talents visit Dubai.
The event is set to bring the latest blockbusters as well as independent, regional, and local productions. The festival will conclude with a closing party and awards ceremony on the 29th of October, which will recognise and award the best films at the festival.
Casts and stars will accompany many of the hit releases on exclusive red-carpet appearances and after parties, with a chance for audience to interact with their favourite stars and filmmakers. Select movies and the live action surrounding the shows in Dubai will simultaneously be screened in seven different countries, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Egypt, and Lebanon, making it first of its kind in the world to expand the exposure of the films to even a wider audience.