Sharjah Art Foundation has launched the open call for film submissions for its second edition of the annual Sharjah Film Platform (SFP). Films selected for this edition of SFP will be included in the platform’s film programme from 11 to 21 December 2019 at Sharjah Art Foundation’s open-air Mirage City Cinema and the nearby Al Hamra Cinema, Sharjah.
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#SharjahArt invites emerging and established filmmakers to submit their films to the Sharjah Film Platform (SFP) open call. Running from 11 to 21 December 2019, this year's SFP, Sharjah Art Foundation’s annual film festival, features talks and workshops as well as a wide selection of film screenings. The deadline for film submissions is 1 June 2019. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit sharjahart.org تدعو مؤسسة الشارقة للفنون صنّاع الأفلام لتقديم أفلامهم إلى برنامج منصّة الشارقة للأفلام الذي يقام هذا العام من 11 إلى 21 ديسمبر 2019، يتميز منصة الشارقة للأفلام هذا العام بجلسات حوارية وورش العمل بالإضافة إلى مجموعة واسعة من عروض الأفلام. الموعد النهائي لتقديم الأفلام هو 1 يونيو 2019. للمزيد من المعلومات، يرجى التواصل عبر البريد الالكتروني email@example.com Sharjahart.org أو زيارة
So if you believe you’ve got what it takes to join the competition, then hurry up to enter, as films selected will be included in the platform’s film programme next December.
The competition was first launched last year, as a way to support upcoming filmmakers in the UAE and surrounding region. In addition to the film programme, SFP supports two other core components: a public programme featuring workshops and discussions, and the premieres of the Short Film Production Grant recipients’ films.
Last year’s inaugural SFP featured the screening of over 140 short and feature-length narrative, documentary and experimental films made by local, regional and international filmmakers from 40 countries.
The competition truly sets a great opportunity for both upcoming and established filmmakers, critics, film producers and students.
Deadline for submission is June 1, to apply visit sharjahart.org
Al Qubaisi Sister: UAE’s First Female Race Drivers Ready to Compete in the F4UAE series
This year has proved the true power of Arab women on the race track and now two female Emirati race drivers are getting ready for the F4UAE Trophy Round happening this weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit.
Meet Amna and Hamda Al Qubaisi, children of the UAE’s very first motorsport star, Khaled Al Qubaisi, who are proudly taking in the footsteps of their father and leaving a mark of their own on the race track.
Amna was the first female Emirati race driver to break out into the single-seaters ranking in 2018, she also competed in the Italian F4 championship, and was one of nine females to take part in the testing of a Formula E car for Envision Virgin Racing, soon after Saudi women were allowed to drive.
Her sister is quickly following in her footsteps and at the age of 17! She appeared twice alongside her sister during the Italian rally that happened this year.
Watch and support the thriving sisters race as teammates in the F4UAE series, proudly representing their homeland.
New Tourism Campaign For Dubai Features Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson And Zoe Saldana
Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Zoe Saldana, all of these Hollywood giants have been featured in the latest campaign video of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) and the teasing videos look epic!
Three teasers have launched with the title A Story Takes Flight on Youtube, showing the leading ladies Gwyneth, Kate and Zoe exploring the Old Town of Dubai all the way to its desert.
“One of my favorite parts of traveling is to truly connect with a city, its people and the local culture,” says Gwyneth Paltrow, “Dubai is special because it’s a melting pot. Both the ones born here, who are so proud of their heritage, and those who are recent transplants, bringing with them their own values and traditions, contribute to writing the future story of the city. My time in Dubai was beyond anything I expected and there’s still so much more to see.”
“The variety Dubai gave me was perfect. I went from riding horses at sunrise to watching the sunset from 150 meters in the sky. I can’t wait to bring my boys here to continue the adventure.” Zoe Saldana says in her video.
While Kate Hudson said in a statement, “honestly, I was so grateful for the hospitality I received. I spent a lot of time exploring the winding streets of Old Dubai.”
“It’s incredible to find such a vibrant art and music community in the heart of such a modern, futuristic city – which is what most people think Dubai is. But really, the friendliness of the people is what made my visit amazing, and it’s why I’ll come back.” She added.
We can’t wait to see the rest of the campaign, especially with those teasers showing potential and looking promising.
The Most Challenging Race ‘Wadi Adventure’ Returns to the UAE on Saturday
The number one obstacle race in the UAE, the Wadi Adventure Race returns for its 20th edition of the race this Saturday on the 26th of October.
This challenging one of a kind event will take place in Al Ain and will kick off at 8:00 AM. The Wadi Adventure Race has been growing significantly with each passing year to witness not only a larger number of participants but also spectators.
This year’s edition will witness over the 1,000 participants, spectators, supporters, media personnel and fitness enthusiasts, who will come together from all over the UAE to attend the remarkable race.
Just like the previous editions of the race, this series will once again provide three courses for the race: 5 KM, 10 KM and 15 KM races, natural and man-made hurdles, water features, barbed wire fences, sandbags and cargo netting, and finally a 52 military style obstacles.
Ticket prices range from AED175 to AED391 depending on which category you choose, and the amount will also cover a certificate, live results, medals, timing, T-shirts, and more.