About the Abu Dhabi Film Festival
The Abu Dhabi Film Festival (formerly the Middle East International Film Festival) was established in 2007, with the aim of helping to create a vibrant film culture throughout the region. The event, presented each October by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, is committed to curating exceptional programs to engage and educate the local community, inspire filmmakers and nurture the growth of the regional film industry.
With its commitment to presenting works by Arab filmmakers in competition alongside those by major talents of world cinema, the Festival offers Abu Dhabi's diverse and enthusiastic audiences a means of engaging with their own and others' cultures through the art of cinema. At the same time, a strong focus on the bold new voices of Arab cinema connects with Abu Dhabi's role as a burgeoning cultural capital in the region and marks the festival as a place for the world to discover and gauge the pulse of recent Arab filmmaking.
REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION FOR INVITED FILMS
1. The exhibition copy must be in one of the following formats: (a) a 35mm print, (b) an HDCAM tape or (c) a Digital Betacam PAL tape.
2. An English-subtitled screening copy must be provided for all films not in English.
3. An English dialogue list is required for all films, even those in English, in order to facilitate the Festival's preparation of electronic subtitles in Arabic. (Please note: Operational requirements may sometimes make it impossible to present electronic subtitles).
4. Completed Film Information Form and List of Materials.
5. DVD copy of the final version of the film for the Festival's archives.
6. The Festival reserves the right to screen each film up to three times with tickets sold for all screenings and will choose at its sole discretion the screening schedule for each film. A fourth screening may be held for accredited press and industry guests.
SHIPPING AND INSURANCE
1. The Festival will cover the cost of shipping the exhibition copy to and from the Festival offices. In cases where the exhibition copy is to be sent to another festival, all shipping costs will be the responsibility of the receiving party.
2. The Festival covers insurance costs for the exhibition copies of all invited films while they are in the Festival's possession. All insurance costs for shipping the exhibition copy to and from the Festival must be covered by the shipping agent or sender. In the case of loss or damage, the Festival will only be responsible for replacement value of the print if it was originally received by the Festival in good condition and if notification of the damage.
3. All exhibition copies must reach the Festival offices no later than
September 23, 2010. If the exhibition copy is not in perfect condition, the Festival may refuse to present it.
The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) is the government institution in charge of conserving and promoting the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi. ADACH aspires to harness the pride of Abu Dhabi's people by developing the Emirate as a capital of art and culture. ADACH commits all its resources to the preservation of cultural treasures as well as the development of international art, music, literature and cinema. ADACH promotes a holistic vision of culture by creating and promoting projects that encourage the sharing of traditions and experience from all over the world.
Board of Directors
H.E. Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan
H. E. Mohammed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei
Eissa Saif Rashed Almazrouei
Nashwa Al Ruwaini
Advisor, Abu Dhabi Film Festival
Abdulla Al Amiri
Director of Arts & Culture Department, ADACH
Eissa Saif Rashed Almazrouei
Huda Al Shamsi
Marketing & Sponsorship Director