Saleh Karama named EFC Director at Abu Dhabi Film Festival
- United Arab Emirates: Monday, September 24 - 2012 at 16:23
ADFF is pleased to announce the appointment of Saleh Karama as the new Director of the Emirates Film Competition. Saleh succeeds Ali Al Jabri who was promoted to Director of ADFF earlier this year. The appointment is effective immediately.
Karama is an established Emirati novelist, playwright, screenwriter and director, and one of the founders of Abu Dhabi Theatre in 1977. His film What is Left? won the judges award at the 2003 Emirates Film Competition and also won Best Short Film award at the Casablanca International Film Festival in 2007. He has written and directed several films including Henna, which received the Best Director award at Abu Dhabi's 2008 Middle East Film Festival. Other plaudits include a Golden Shell Award from the San Sebastian International Film Festival for Soul Cart which Karama wrote, and Best Playwright Award for his play Try Again, won at Cairo's Arab Theatre Festival in 2007.
This is the first year the Abu Dhabi Film Festival has been presented under the management of TwoFour54, as part of the plan to strategically align the festival alongside Abu Dhabi's other media initiatives and related events, reinforcing Abu Dhabi as the creative hub for the region supporting film production.
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