The Emirates Film Competition (EFC) has been going strong since 2001 and has been showcasing some of greatest short films produced by young and growing talent in the region. Presented by Dolphin Energy, the EFC has an exuberant line-up of short films this year.
Thirty nine Emirati films will be screened in the competition, and nine outside the competition. EFC's Director Saleh Al Emeri gave his thoughts about the local filmmakers saying, “The competition line-up this year mirrors the variety of short films produced in the region and highlights how strong local filmmakers are. Two of the films featured in EFC are also competing in the International Short Film Competition, showing that films produced in the region can compete on an international level.”
Among the competing short films are:
Feeding Five Hundred by Rafed Al Harthi (UAE)
Streetcar directed by Hala Matar (Bahrain)
Freshman directed by Deena Stevens (UAE)
My Pink Room by Vachan Sharma (Kuwait)
Daddy ABC by Hamad Al Awar (UAE)
'Something About Maids' by Salama Mubarak and Sara Al Mubarak (UAE)
Abu Dhabi Film Festival's Director Ali Al Jabri was pleased about bringing not just regional but international films to the festival, "The Abu Dhabi Film Festival is not only about bringing the best of international cinema to the UAE: it’s about showing the world the best of Emirati cinema. The entrants in this year’s Emirates Film Competition have most certainly earned their place on the international stage."
For more information about the Emirates Film Competition visit www.abudhabifilmfestival.ae/en/about/emirates-film-competition