The Gulf Film Festival (GFF) today announced the line-up of short fiction films in its International Shorts Competition, all of which will screen during the annual celebration of the best cinema from the GCC and beyond, held April 11-17 in Dubai’s Festival City.
The films, all of which will screen for free to the public, are in the running for the Best International Short Film prize, worth AED30, 000; the Second Prize of AED25, 000, and the Special Jury prize of AED25, 000. The Best Director will be awarded AED15, 000.
Salah Sermini, Festival Consultant, Gulf Film Festival, said: “Short films are an art form in their own right, and our selection of international films in competition proves that without a doubt. It takes considerable skill to tell a compelling story in a fraction of the duration of a feature film, and these films manage it with style, stunning special effects, and excellent acting. A number of these shorts have already won awards, including a Student Oscar. Our jury will have a difficult time selecting the winner, but definitely the GFF audience will benefit most, with a sample of incredible short fiction from around the world to choose from.”
The section includes films from Holland, Greece, Tunisia and Bulgaria, among others, while regular Digital Studio readers may wish to keep an eye out for Babak Amini's No One's land. Amini recently featured in the mag for his award winning Definitely Dubai, and also reveiwed Blackmagic's Cinecam for us in March's edition.
Full listings and screening times are available at www.gulffilmfest.com