The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority is bringing a series of films to the first edition of Al Marmoom: Film in the Desert from March 4 to 7 at Al Marmoom Desert.
Al Marmoom Conservation Reserve, Dubai
04 March 2020, 12:00 AM
07 March 2020, 12:00 AM
Dubai Culture and Arts Authority will launch the first edition of ‘Al Marmoom: Film in the Desert’ that will take place from March 4 to 7 and showcase emerging filmmakers and established names from the UAE and the region.
As part of Dubai Art Season, the event aligns with the new cultural vision of Dubai to establish the city as a global centre for art and culture, position it as an incubator for creativity, and ensure that it remains a thriving hub for talent. ‘Al Marmoom: Film in the Desert’ is a unique concept in the region, where enthusiasts can watch films under the stars amid the golden dunes of the desert and learn more about the industry from experts.
It will also give visitors the opportunity to appreciate and learn about other communities and societies, thus propagating a culture of tolerance. Designed for all members of society, including to families, the event is set to take a firm place on the cultural landscape of Dubai.
Acting as curators for the film programme, Cinema Akil, the first arthouse cinema in the GCC, will be bringing critically acclaimed films from around the world to audiences at Al Marmoom. The selection of films will be screened on a four-sided cinema screen, offering a unique watching experience for audiences of all ages.
The event will host hands-on workshops focusing on various aspects of filmmaking. Those taking part will be able to create handmade VR binoculars using stencilled, folded paper. A series of masterclasses will take place through one-off sessions featuring seasoned industry experts, who will hold discussions for amateurs, expert filmmakers and enthusiasts.
Moreover, industry conversations with members of the local and regional film scene will be using the masterclass as a platform to share their experiences. There will be conversations about animation; the use of the country’s landscapes as a location for international films; film distribution; and how to enrich the UAE's existing film scene.