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Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi, UAE

MEIFF name changed to Abu Dhabi Film Festival from 2010.

The Middle East Film Festival (MEIFF), presented by Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage, is an annual film festival in Abu Dhabi that started in 2007, following in the footsteps of the successful Dubai Film Festival. Films are screened in the spectacular Emirates Palace Hotel, or the less spectacular Abu Dhabi Marina Mall nearby. Screenings were complimentary at the first session in 2007, 10 dhs per ticket for 2008, and 20 dhs for 2009. The MEIFF is a great opportunity to see some obscure films, especially related to the Arab world, which you'll never see in the mainstream cinema. There's also a good selection of international movies and upcoming blockbusters.

For 2009, Peter Scarlet is the new executive director of the Middle East International Film Festival. Mr Scarlet was previously director of the Tribeca Film Festival, San Francisco Film Festival, and Cinematheque Francaise (or more correctly, Cinémathèque Française).

2009 MEIFF Middle East International Film Festival

MEIFF 2009 ticket information
General Gala Shows Discounted¹ 10-pack² Festival Pass²
AED 20 AED 30 AED 10 AED 150 AED 200
Per ticket Per ticket Per ticket 10 tickets Most films
  1. For students and senior citizens (over 65), ID needed.
  2. Good for all shows except opening and closing night gala films.
MEIFF 2009 Gala Film Screenings

Opening and closing night Gala screening attendance are by invitation only.

MEIFF Circle Conference 2009 Speakers
Shasha Grant Award for screenwriting nominees

2008 Middle East International Film Festival

2007 Middle East International Film Festival

AED 367,000 award to finance a UAE film project
MEIFF 2007 - Film Financing Circle (FFC)
Last update Wednesday 13-Apr-2011
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