middle east cinema

Oscar contender Nadine Labaki's Capernaum gets timely praise from Oprah
Giving a huge boost to the film's Oscar chances, media mogul Oprah Winfrey praised the film on Twitter
According to the research by PwC to be released at the inaugural two-day MENA Cinema Forum, the Middle East Media and Entertainment Industry is expected to grow to $35 billion by 2020
Former DIFF MD launches new venture to support regional film industry
NearEast Entertainment will help filmmakers from the region secure financing, support international studios with their MENA theatrical release and assist with publicity to ensure films from the Arab world are seen by global audiences.
Plans revealed for Chinese Film Week in Dubai
Starting October 1, Chinese Film Week in Dubai will screen some of China’s most popular blockbusters, and commence with a red-carpet event on the opening night.
VOX Cinemas to open 15-screen multiplex at Al Qasr Mall in Riyadh
The multiplex is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019 and will include VOX Cinemas' signature KIDS and MAX experiences.
Cinepolis enters GCC with Al Tayer Group
The joint venture plans to establish Cinépolis as a leading player in the UAE, Oman and Bahrain and develop movie theatres in 15 major cities across Saudi Arabia.
India's largest cinema chain operator looks to Saudi Arabia, UAE for growth
PVR Cinemas, which currently has more than 700 screens, agreed in July to work with UAE conglomerate Al-Futtaim on a joint venture for projects in the region
Films from MENA spotlighted at Venice festival
Six regional films have been selected to participate in Final Cut in Venice, the Venice Production Bridge workshop providing post-production support and networking opportunities to films from Africa and the Arab world.
'Gold' is first Bollywood film to release in Saudi Arabia
The Akshay Kumar starrer becomes the first Bollywood film to release in the Kingdom, after the decades-old ban on cinemas was lifted.
KNCC launches re-imagined Cinescape brand
Cinescape Al-Kout Mall is the latest addition to a host of Cinescape cinemas spread throughout Kuwait.