The third edition of Gulf Film Festival (GFF) will honour three legends with Lifetime Achievement Awards. The awards are part of the GFF Honouree Programme to recognise the contributions of individuals to the regional cinema and television industry.
Emirati actress Raziqa Al Taresh, renowned Iraqi actor and playwright Khalil Shawki and Kuwaiti star Hayat Al Fahad will receive the honours at the opening ceremony of the festival on April 8, 2010.
Masoud Amralla Al Ali, festival director of GFF, stated that “Raziqa Al Taresh, Khalil Shawki and Hayat Al Fahad have all blazed a trail in their own right“.
“The emergence of a powerful television and film industry in the Gulf region owes much to the contribution of immensely talented and creative individuals who braved the odds to pursue their passion. These distinguished artists have devoted their careers to enhancing the Arab film industry. They set in stone the foundation for Arab talent and paved the way for regional and global recognition for Arab cinema. Dubai and the Gulf Film Festival are privileged to honour them.”
The third edition of GFF will take place from April 8 to 14 at Dubai Festival City.