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Presentation of Arab Film Institute

2017/04/19

We loved the enthusiasm and curiosity of so many filmmakers and film students at our briefing session hosted by The Royal Film Commission Jordan. We spoke to them about why they should join and how their membership contributes to the support and evolution of Arab cinema.

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AFI MEMBERS

Nadim Cheikhrouha

PRODUCER Tunisia More
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Amin Dora

DIRECTOR Lebanon More

Khalil Benkirane

FUND MANAGER Morocco More

Afef Ben Mahmoud

ACTRESS / DIRECTOR Tunisia More

Ahmed Shawky

FILM CRITIC Egypt More

Manal Bin Amro

DIRECTOR United Arab Emirates More

Amr Salama

DIRECTOR Egypt More

Sofian Al Fani

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Tunisia More

Khaled Abol Naga

ACTOR/PRODUCER Egypt More
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Asia El Rayan

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR Netherlands More

Rima Samman

DIRECTOR Lebanon More

Amine Messadi

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Tunisia More
Majd-H-afi

Majd Hijjawi

PRODUCER Jordan More

Mansoora Al Jamri

FILM CRITIC / JOURNALIST Bahrain More

Mouhamad Keblawi

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR Palestine More

Mehdi M. Barsaoui

DIRECTOR/ EDITOR Tunisia More

Kaouther Ben Hania

DIRECTOR Tunisia More

Nujoom Alghanem

SCRIPTWRITER & FILMMAKER United Arab Emirates More
Habib-Attia

Habib Attia

PRODUCER Tunisia More

Amjad Abu Al Ala

FILMMAKER Sudan More

Hanna Atallah

FILMMAKER/PRODUCER Palestine More

Muzna Almusafer

SCRIPTWRITER & FILMMAKER Oman More

Talal Al-Muhanna

FILM PRODUCER Kuwait More

Fareed Ramadan

SCREENWRITER & PRODUCER Bahrain More

Maysoon Pachachi

FILMMAKER Iraq More

Rashid Masharawi

FILMMAKER/PRODUCER Palestine More

Mohamed Hefzy

PRODUCER / SCRIPTWRITER Egypt More

George David

GENERAL MANAGER Jordan More

Salem Brahimi

FILMMAKER/PRODUCER Algeria More

Dora Bouchoucha

PRODUCER Tunisia More

Hafiz Ali Ali

FILMMAKER/PRODUCER Qatar More

Jawaher Abdulla Qassimi

DIRECTOR OF SHARJAH CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL United Arab Emirates More

Nabil Ayouch

FILMMAKER/PRODUCER Morocco More

Al Zain Al Sabah

UNDERSECRETARY OF THE MINISTRY OF STATE FOR YOUTH AFFAIRS / PRODUCER Kuwait More

AFI PATRONS

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AFI sponsors

CORPORATE MEMBERS

The Kanoo Group’s parent company, Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies with diversified business industries from shipping, travel, machinery, logistics, property, oil & gas, power industrial chemicals, joint ventures, among others. Founded in 1890 by Haji Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo, the family business grew from its early trading and shipping enterprise into becoming one of the highly regarded business houses in the Gulf region and beyond. From Bahrain, the company spread in Saudi Arabia in 1930s. In 1967, Hamed Kanoo came from Saudi Arabia to the UAE to propagate the family business. He established The Kanoo Group as a trusted name in the UAE from a humble start of 5 people including him.

Presently, The Kanoo Group operates extensively through various divisions, with over 1,200 people working for the group and its joint ventures. Mishal Kanoo serves as the Chairman of The Kanoo Group based in UAE & Oman.

Our Vision
The Leading Family Business In The Region And Beyond

Our Mission
Delivering Sustainable Excellence

Our Values
Customer Focused, Ethical, Innovative, Agile, Competent & Intelligent, Collaborative, Accountable
P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636,
Websites: www.kanoo.com            www.kanoogroup.com

MISSION & VISION

We aspire to build a diversified group of companies that transcend geographic and cultural borders, while striving for inclusive leadership, global competitiveness and sustainable value for all of our stakeholders.

Actively supporting operations across strategic sectors.

Crescent Enterprises, one of the UAE’s most prominent multinational companies, has succeeded in growing a diverse, global range of sustainable, scalable and profitable operating firms. Through its 20 subsidiaries and affiliates, Crescent Enterprises employs over 5,000 dedicated professionals and operates across five continents.

Website: www.crescententerprises.com      

International Film Distribution or IFD is a Kuwait based distribution company specializing in Middle East and North Africa distribution with a catalogue of award-winning feature films. IFD arose out of KNCC’s acquisition and distribution department to become it’s own entity.

Kuwait National Cinema Company (KNCC), Cinescape, was founded in October 5th 1954, and for more than half a century, has been the first exhibitor and distributor in the Gulf Region for Arabic, English, and Indian films. With more than 53 screens across more than 11 locations, KNCC became the Pioneer of the regions cinema industry and the prominent actor of the entertainment landscape in the State of Kuwait. KNCC began in film acquisition and distribution very early on and in 2007 established IFD – International Film Distribution Co. to carry on its legacy.

In 2005, KNCC (now IFD) joined alliances with Front Row Filmed Entertainment, an established Film Distributor in the region which throughout the years, has proved to be one of the strongest Distribution companies in the Middle East to be affiliated with major Independent studios

In 2007, IFD was established as a separate entity that focuses solely on acquisitions and distribution, however it still stays a prominent part of KNCC. IFD has built a fast growing brand at many worldwide markets and film festivals including Cannes, EFM/ Berlinale, AFM, and The Dubai Film Festival. IFD are proud to be partners with Front Row Filmed Entertainment, a prominent Film distribution company based in Dubai.

Website: www.ifd.com.kw      

FILM CLINIC

United Arab Emirates E: info@fcidistribution.com W: www.fcidistribution.com

COMPANY PROFILE

Film Clinic has been producing Independent films since 2006, while nurturing and supporting Arab filmmakers and up-and-coming talent. After a decade of success, Film Clinic decided to expand to a new distribution arm, Film Clinic Indie Distribution, a distribution company dedicated to promote both Arab and International films in the MENA region and worldwide.

Feature Films Catalog: 

Barakah meets Barakah by Mahmoud Sabbagh (Saudi Arabia – 2016)
Withered Green by Mohammed Hammad (Egypt – 2016)
Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim by Sherif El Bendary (Egypt – 2016)

Cinema Television Video Services

Tunisia E: ctvfilm@gnet.tn W: www.ctv-services.com T/F: +(216) 71 238 793

COMPANY PROFILE

Cinema Television Video Services represented by Abdelaziz Ben Mlouka, is an audiovisual
and cinematographic production company founded in 1989.
Over the last three decades, CTV Services has worked hard to bring together one of the
largest and diversified portfolios of films produced in Tunisia, many of which have received
awards during various festivals nationally and internationally. CTV is growing year after year thanks to its polyvalent skills but also to its contemporary approach in order to adapt to the development facing the film industry today and which has enabled it to stir up these services in as an executive production for several renowned foreign films.

 

FEATURES FILMS :
2017           EL JAIDA de Salma Baccar (en post-production)
2016          RIZK EL BEY LIK de Habib Mselmeni
2016          AUGUSTIN…L’ENFANT DE SES LARMES de Samir Seif
2014          MAHDIA LA VILLE ETERNELLE de Naceur Kessraoui
SHORT FEATURES :
2017          LES MAMLOUKS de Mohamed Ajbouni
2017          NOCES D’EPINES de Mirvet Medini Kammoun
2015          ACAPELLA de Nidhal Guiga