Dina El Wedidi's Concert to be Held on Time
Additional Screening of Egyptian Jeanne D'Arc Postponed till Monday Due to Weather Conditions
Strong wind in Dubai led to the decision to postpone the additional screening of the documentary film Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc by director Iman Kamel that is competing in the Muhr Feature competition at Dubai International Film Festival till Monday, December 12 at 7:30 PM (GMT+4). The screening venue has also been moved to Vox Cinema. However, Egyptian singer Dina El Wedidi's concert will be held in time on Sunday at its designated venue The Beach.
Located on the shoreline of Dubai Marina, The Beach is the largest open beach theater providing a magnificent view of Jumeirah Beach. The venue offers the ultimate cinematic experience in a luxurious and welcoming atmosphere.
The film's world premiere was held at DIFF on Thursday, December 8th. The Culturist has also selected the film as one of the 30 Must Watch films in the 2016 round of DIFF, while Short List included the film in its list of the 20 Films to Catch at the festival.
The documentary film Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc tells the true stories of resistance by Egyptian women since the outbreak of the revolution in 2011 through mythic story elements, poetic narration and dance. The film is directed by Iman Kamel, and co-produced by Nomad's Home Production (Iman Kamel) and Linked Productions (Talal Al-Muhanna).
Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc was nominated for the 2013 Arab-German Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung Foundation in Germany. The film was presented at pitching and co-production forums such as Africa Produce (Spain), and Amiens Screenplay Development Fund (France). The film marks Iman's second collaboration with Kuwaiti producer Talal Al-Muhanna.
Egyptian filmmaker Iman Kamel holds a Global Master of International Relations degree from The Fletcher School at Tufts University in Boston, USA, and followed interdisciplinary studies in Art, Dance and Filmmaking at Berlin University of Arts. Since 1995, Kamel has directed five short films including Hologram, which received an award from Euromed in 2004. Her debut feature documentary Nomad's Home (2010) received a Special Mention at the Dubai International Film Festival and won the awards for Best Director and Best Cinematography at Cairo's 11th Independent Film Festival.
DIFF is one of the most important film festivals in the Arab world. Every year, DIFF showcases over 120 features, shorts films and documentaries from around the world and hosts several world premieres, presents new and exciting cinema from the Arab world and beyond, and introduces audiences to fresh new talent and original and distinctive filmmaking.
Screening Times of Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc at the Dubai International Film Festival (GMT+4)
Monday, December 12, 07:30 pm at VOX Cinema