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Puts a Cherry on Top of 2016 The Arab Cinema Center (ACC) Ends Its Year with the 13th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF)
After making it to 16 festivals around the globe, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) has successfully finished up its activities for 2016 at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) (December 7 - 14) making the total number of festivals attended for this year, 17 festivals. Get to know ACC’s finishing touches on 2016 at this well-regarded festival!

Thirty of ACC’s Partners at One Festival?!
At the business and trade hub of the festival, the Dubai Film Market (DFM), the ACC successfully ran its own stand promoting the latest content in the region. Besides, thirty of ACC’s partners, which is such a big number, accompanied the Center to be part of the 13th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) in the UAE specifically;

Three Partners and their Awards
Two Awards for Film Clinic’s Films
Two of Film Clinic’s films won awards at the festival, Ali, The Goat and Ibrahim by Sherif El Bendary and Withered Green by Mohammad Hammad. Ali Sobhi, the lead actor in Ali, The Goat and Ibrahim won the Best Actor Award, while Mohammad Hammad earned the Best Director Award for Withered Green.
ART Received an Award and Gave Another
A co-production of the Arab Radio and Television Network (ART), the feature film Tramontane by Lebanese-Armenian filmmaker Vatche Boulghourjian, gave its Lebanese actress Julia Kassar the Best Actress Award in the Muhr Feature competition of the festival. Moreover, the ART Prize for Best Script, which is a monetary prize of $10,000, was given to the film project Farha by director Darin Sallam and producer Deema Azar during the Dubai Film Connection (DFC) at the 13th DIFF.
Three MAD Films Won
Three of the films co-distributed and distributed by MAD Solutions won awards at the 13th DIFF. Two films co-distributed by MAD Solutions and Film Clinic Indie Distribution (FCID) received awards, Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim won the Best Actor Award for its lead actor Ali Sobhi in the Muhr Feature competition, and Withered Green won Mohammad Hammad the Best Director Award in the same competition. Besides, director Mounia Akl won the Special Jury Prize for her short film
The Arab Cinema Magazine’s GREEN Issue Was Out!
The ACC released the third issue of its Arab Cinema Magazine with a green colored-cover to match the issue’s main theme, which is the sustainable development found in the Arab filmmaking industry. The third issue features more exciting topics related to the Arab cinema with catchy titles like Memorable Arab Characters (& Stereotypes) in Hollywood, Nine Ways Arab Cinema Has Answered The UN’s Goals For A Sustainable Planet, Arab Stars Who Took the Dutch Cinema By Storm, Who’s Your Best-looking Arab Celebrity?, and Fantastic Arab Talents and Where to Find Them.
The Arab Cinema LAB’s Kickoff
Run by Colin Brown, Managing Partner and Director of International Operations at MAD Solutions, and the latest activity of the Arab Cinema Center (ACC), the LAB is a first-of-its-kind film financing incubator for accelerating the new film projects and new business ideas that will drive the Arab film industry forward over the coming year. The LAB’s guest speakers included Alaa Karkouti, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of MAD Solutions, Frank Albers, Film Prize Program Officer at Robert Bosch Stiftung Foundation, George David, Managing Director of Royal Film Commission - Jordan, Gianluca Chakra, Managing Director Front Row Filmed Entertainment, Hisham Al Ghanem, General Manager of Kuwait National Cinema, Jacques Kruger, General Manager of VOX Cinemas, Mohamed Hefzy, Founder and General Manager of Film Clinic, and Vincenzo Bugno, Manager of the World Cinema
Goodbye 2016 Welcome 2017

ACC at the 27th Carthage Film Festival (JCC)
Five Partners Attended

The ACC Stand Was Visited By Arab Celebrities
Around 160 visitors including Arab producers, directors and journalists graced ACC’s stand by their presence at the JCC. Among the top names of the Arab film industry that stopped by the stand were Egyptian stars Nahed El Sebai, and Yosra El Lozy; producers Nahed Farid Shawky, and Mohamed El Adl; Egyptian stars Mahmoud Hemida, and Khaled Al Nabawy, along with the Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef.

The Arab Cinema Magazine Had A Blast
The first and second issues of the magazine were picked by many at the ACC stand. The magazine was also sent to the hotel rooms of outstanding Arab celebrities including Syrian director Mohamed Malas, Tunisian director Ridha Behi, Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef, Egyptian director Khaled Youssef, Egyptian star Khaled El Nabawy, Tunisian film director and screenwriter Férid Boughedir, Egyptian star Mahmoud Hemida, and Palestinian director Rashid Masharawi.

Two Networking Sessions
Held at the Palais des Congrès, ACC and its partners attended two networking sessions within the events of the Carthage Film Festival, the Takmil Workshop and the Producers Network. Both events were intended to bring together the experts of the distribution and production sectors of the Arab and African film industry.

MAD Solutions Award at the Takmil Workshop
Under the umbrella of Arab Cinema Center (ACC), MAD Solutions offered its award to the winning projects Vent du Nord by Tunisian Director Walid Mattar and Jordanian Director Dina Naser's film Tiny Souls at the 3rd edition of the Takmil workshop, which was held within the 27th Carthage Film Festival (JCC). The award grants the film marketing and distribution services in the Arab world.



ACC at the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF)
Wherever ACC Goes, Its Partners GO


Two Kickoff Events
ACC and its partners were part of two exciting events hosted by the festival. The first was the TIFF Opening Party, held at the 3F Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt in Roppongi, where ACC and its partners made contact with the experts of the international film industry, particularly the Asian film industry, for future business partnerships. During the second event, the Special Night Event at the Kabukiza Theatre in Ginza, ACC and its partners acted as ambassadors of the Arab cinema in order to promote it among the industry gurus. The event comprehended a great speech about the history of the Tokyo International Film Festival and its success over the years.

ACC’s Arab Cinema Magazine
For its first time in the Asian market, the first and second issues of the Arab Cinema Magazine were spread all over the market stands at TIFF. For being the first English-language publication of its kind specialized in Arab cinema, the Magazine helped the Arab cinema center with its aim and introduced the Arab cinema in an enjoyable way through its various fascinating topics.

ACC Now Has Potential Business Partners in Asia
Through its stand, Arab Cinema Center was introduced to the Asian market, and through its team, who approached was most of the exhibitors at the festival, the Arab film industry was very well-presented. That resulted in potential partnerships with some of the leading companies in the Asian film and entertainment industry. The discussions were about the possibility of distributing Arab films and TV series in Asia, and partnerships in providing audio production services for films, TV and radio commercials, and online content.



ACC at the 6th Malmö Arab Film Festival
The ACC Partners Who Joined
The Magazine
The Arab Cinema Magazine issues were placed on ACC’s stand at the Market Forum

MAD Solutions Award
Under the umbrella of the ACC, MAD Solutions offered its special award to the winning film project at the MAFF Market Forum (MMF) at the Malmö Arab Film Festival in Sweden (1-3 October). Participating as part of the Doc Post Production Platform initiative, which is held on the margins of MMF, the MAD Solutions Award went to the documentary Tiny Souls by Jordanian director Dina Naser, which grants promotional and distribution services in the Arab world.


A Meeting Point for Arabs and Nordics
A networking session entitled "Meet the Arab and Nordic filmmakers” was held as part of ACC’s events at the festival organized by the MAFF Market Forum (MMF). The session was a co-production meet-up for producers and filmmakers from both regions who signed up to network looking for potential co-pro partners, not only that, but also for distribution, sales, or other partnerships.

ACC’s Partners Were Part of a Panel Discussion
Film Analyst Alaa Karkouti, CEO of MAD Solutions, and Producer Hani Osama, the producer of the festival’s closing film Hepta: The Last Lecture, together with Andreas Rocksén from the Swedish production company Laika Film & Television convened to discuss the first MAFF Development Funding winner, Beauty and the Dogs. The panel’s moderator was the Forum Coordinator Camilla Larsson.


Film Clinic’s Clash Case Study
After scoring a groundbreaking box-office success in Egyptian theatres, winning the raves of critics, filmmakers and the super star Tom Hanks, Egyptian film Clash, produced by Mohamed Hefzy (Film Clinic), had an analytical case study presentation at the Malmo Festival to give interesting details about the film.

ACC at the 41st TIFF
Variety Magazine’s TIFF Dailies
Being ACC’s media partner, Varity Magazine has included a number of articles in its TIFF Dailies focusing on Arab cinema and the Arab films selected at the festival, along with some ad pages for ACC and its partners. In its TIFF Day 2 issue, Variety has made a special full page highlighting the Jordanian film Blessed Benefit by Mahmoud al Massad that was an official selection at TIFF, listing its screening halls and times. The magazine also listed the screening times of the Tunisian film Foreign Body by Raja Amari. Two articles by Variety’s Nick Vivarelli were dedicated to Arab filmmakers and films entitled “Groundbreaking Slate of Genre Films Closes Gap in Gulf Cinema” and “Nasrallah Cooks Up New Wedding Comedy”. The Day 2 issue featured ad pages for ACC, and its partners MAD Solutions and the Carthage Film Festival (JCC).

Arab Cinema Magazine Was There Too!
The first and second issues of the Arab Cinema Magazine were displayed on the trade magazines rack at TIFF. The magazine is the first English-language publication of its kind specialized in Arab cinema and designed to address international film markets.


Some Partners Flew to Toronto with ACC
ACC was accompanied by two of its partners; Film Analyst and CEO of MAD Solutions, Alaa Karkouti, along with Jordanian Producer Rula Nasser, Founder of The Imaginarium Films.
ACC at the 2nd FTCC
The Distribution Panel
Film Analyst Alaa Karkouti, CEO of ACC’s partner MAD Solutions, along with producer Bassam Heggawy had a panel discussion on September 24, 2016, titled "Distribution Panel" at the 2nd Film and Television Careers Connection (FTCC) in Amman. The discussion was about film distribution in the Arab world.
ACC’s Stand
ACC had successfully run its stand at the FTCC in Amman where it was visited by many of the film industry’s professionals and enthusiasts.
What Did ACC do at the 73rd Venice Film Festival?
The Arab Cinema Magazine’s 2nd Issue Was Launched
The festival witnessed the release of the second issue of the Arab Cinema Magazine; the first English-language publication of its kind specialized in Arab cinema and designed to address international film markets, shedding light on Arab cinema updates as well as prominent and up-and-coming Arab filmmaking potential and talents. In the coming lines, we have picked a few of the magazine’s many intriguing and surprising articles.
A Secret Roadmap to Arabic Taboo-logy
The article talks about how Arab countries react differently to Arab films touching on sensitive and serious matters in the Arab world like homosexuality, criticizing social, religious and political issues, or even the films that contain nude or sex scenes.
10 Arab Actresses who Stole the Spotlight in International Film Festivals
A list of lovely Arab actresses who became well-recognized at prestigious international film festivals, whether for winning awards or being jury members.
So You Think You Know Egypt?
A number of interesting articles telling facts about Egypt and its cinema that you might have never known like Egyptian stars that played roles in Hollywood films, the last one on the list might be a jaw-dropper, Hollywood blockbusters that were shot in Egypt, besides some unexpected locations in Egypt that would be perfect for shooting films, and much more.
ACC Hosted a Cocktail Evening Reception!
ACC and the Venice Production Bridge hosted the Venice Gap-Financing Cocktail Party on Saturday, September 3 at the Terrazza Biennale. The event was sponsored by ACC and Eurimages.

Two of ACC’s Partners joined an Interesting Panel Discussion
The panel discussion was held on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the Spazio Incontri under the title “Film Development, Co-Production, and Distribution in Africa and the Middle East”. The panelists were ACC’s partners Alaa Karkouti, Film Analyst and CEO of MAD Solutions, and Paul Baboudjian, Owner of Tharwa Productions and Executive Director of Screen Institute Beirut, among other film experts including Martina Malacrida, Co-Artistic Director and Programme Manager of Ouaga Film Lab, a meeting platform between experts and young African talents for co-production opportunities, Elias Ribeiro, Founder of Realness, a screenwriters’ residency for a new generation of African cinema, and Raed Andoni, Co-founder of Future Logic, a new platform for the development of the Palestinian cinema. The panel was moderated by Alessandra Speciale.

ACC’s Partners Who Made it to the Festival

The MAD Solutions Award Was Given Out
For the second consecutive year under the umbrella of the ACC, MAD Solutions has offered its special award to the winning film project Obscure by Syrian Director Soudade Kaadan that was one of the participating films in the fourth round of the Venice Final Cut workshop at the Venice Film Festival. Last year, Iraqi director Hakar Abdel Kader's documentary film Separation won the MAD Solutions Award. The award offers promotional and distribution services for the winning film across the Arab world as part of the company's strategy to support the Arab film industry.
Variety’s Venice Film Festival Dailies
ACC’s media partner, Variety magazine, placed a full-page ad for Studio ZAT, one of ACC’s partners, in its Day 4 issue. Studio ZAT is a training studio that offers specialized workshops for amateur and professional actors delivered by Arab and international experts.



ACC Cannes Film Festival Round up!
For the second year in a row, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) has wrapped up a successful edition atthe Marché Du Film – Cannes Film Festival2016, the world’s most prestigious film festival. Here are some highlights from our biggest fest of the year!

The Launch of the Center’s Arab Cinema Magazine
Moving to a new stage in promoting Arab cinema, the ACC launched the first issue of its Arab Cinema Magazine; the first English-language publication of its kind specialized in Arab film industry to represent the industry locally, regionally and internationally............ Moving to a new stage in promoting Arab cinema, the ACC launched the first issue of its Arab Cinema Magazine; the first English-language publication of its kind specialized in Arab film industry to represent the industry locally, regionally and internationally.

The magazine is a quarterly publication that will accompany the Center all the way through its worldwide tour. At Cannes 2016, the magazine was distributed at the ACC stand at the Palais, and, with the support of the Marché Du Film Press team, in press spots at the Palais des Festival and in the 4 major hotels: Majestic, Carlton, Martinez and JW Marriott.
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Ten Names You Need to Know in the Arab Film Industry
Producer Mohamed Hefzy, founder of Film Clinic, topped Vivarelli’s list of the “Ten Names You Need to Know in the Arab Film Industry”. Vivarelli described Hefzy as Egypt’s most innovative indie producer. The list also included Film Analyst Alaa Karkouti, CEO of MAD Solutions, in addition to Mahmoud Sabbagh, Director of groundbreaking Saudi romantic comedy Barakah Meets Barakah and Tunisian Producer Dora Bouchoucha, who has been selected by Arab Cinema Magazine within the list of 10 most influential Arab women in the film industry.

http://variety.com/2016/film/spotlight/ten-names-you-need-to-know-in-the-arab-film-industry-1201772933/

Director Mahmoud Sabbagh and the Saudi Film Industry
Film Critic Alissa Simon began his article about Director Mahmoud Sabbagh pointing out his new way in building up Saudi cinema industry. Although his feature film Barakah Meets Barakah landed as the first Saudi feature at the 66th Berlinale and received theEcumenical Jury Prize, within the Forum section, but one of the most important elements of the success of the film, from her point of view, is being entirely made in Saudi Arabia. Follow the link to read the full article:

http://variety.com/2016/film/spotlight/mahmoud-sabbagh-challenges-facing-saudi-filmmakers-1201772979/

Clash Receives a Thunderous Applause
in his article entitled “Not-So-Easy Access”, Nick Vivarelli wrote about Arab filmmakers are increasingly shifting toward making more accessible topics that can connect with larger audiences, both at home and abroad. At the beginning of the article, Vivarelli stressed on the opening film of Un Certain Regard section, Clash (Eshtebak) by Mohamed Diab, which received wild critical and audiences’ applause last Thursday.

“There is a new generation of Arab directors who understand that they have to make movies with a more universal appeal.Clash is very dramatic, but also funny.” says Eric Lagesse, one of the film producers alongsideMoez Masoud, Mohamed Hefzy

http://variety.com/2016/film/awards/arab-filmmakers-strive-wider-audience-reach-local-foreign-fronts-1201771953/

ACC Ad. in Cannes Pocket Guide
Arab Cinema Celebration! Mabrook!
Photo for Houda Benyamina, Caméra d’or, Catherine Corsini & l’équipe de Divines © D. Charriau / Getty Images
Divines Wins Caméra d’Or Award at Cannes 2016 Moroccan film director Houda Benyamina won Cannes’s 2016 Caméra d’Or award for her first feature Divines.


ACC Partners Making Deals at Cannes!
Benelux, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Taiwan, China (VOD), Greece, Turkey, Colombia, and Brazil. Currently, negotiations are taking place to sell to Australia/NZ, Poland, Baltic States, UK and US.

ART co-production TRAMONTANE at Cannes
Directed by Lebanese director Vatche Boulghourjian, TRAMONTANE was part of the 55th edition of LA SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE (12-20 May) at CANNES. The film is a joint production between About Productions and Rebus Film in collaboration with ART.
Photo from Ahd’s interview in Variety, Day 3 Arab Cinema Supplement
My Driver and I
MAD Solutions has signed a co-distribution deal with ART where the two companies will jointly distribute the film across the Arab world. Directed by Saudi director/ actress Ahd, the film is her first feature film.

My Driver and I is a coming-of- age story about a Saudi girl growing up in the ’80s and ’90s, and her friendship with her driver.


Submarine
MAD Solutions has announced the acquisition of the Arab distribution rights for the short film Submarine by Lebanese director and writer Mounia Akl. From among the 2,300 works submitted this year, Submarine was selected for the official competition at Cannes' Cinéfondation section to have its world premiere screening.

The Fearless Tiger
Odeh Films has announced its co-production of the new Palestinian feature film The Fearless Tigers by director Matthias Lebeer. The film is set to be filmed between Palestine and France. The film will be distributed in the Arab world by MAD Solutions.

Minaa Launch
After its announcement in Berlinale this year, Minaa VOD has officially gone live during Cannes Film Festival. Featuring a carefully curated content, the platform will be available for streaming for audiences in the Arab world further to international audiences (when rights are applicable). Creative documentaries range in topics and themes, and present an overall portray of what Minaa aims to achieve in terms of being an all-encompassing platform for all documentary genres. The Creative Documentary Platform (CDP) - Amman and MAD Solutions-Cairo founded Minaa as a Public-Engagement Distribution Scheme. The platform will collect and harbor Arabic creative documentaries and allow their online streaming via Minaa VOD.

MAD Solutions
MAD Solutions Starts Arab-European Co-production and Places Two Arab Stars in International Films: Dhafer L’ Abdine in South of Hope and Ahmad Al Fishawy in Sawah

Movie Pigs
On the margins of Cannes Film Festival, MoviePigs, the US-based SVOD platform, has announced the acquisition of two new films to its extensive library; I am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced and Yallah! Underground.
Represented by its Founder and CEO Perihan Abou Zeid, MoviePigs has attended the festival as one of the Arab Cinema Center’s partners. MoviePigs is the first online cinema platform dedicated to Arab expats in the USA and Canada, exclusively streaming high-quality Arabic indie films with English subtitles. MoviePigs will also open doors for Arab cinema aficionados to connect with creative Arab filmmakers and will soon expand its services to include international indie films in the future.

Film Clinic produces
an Arab version for
Alice in Wonderland

Networking sessions
TRAVEL WITH YOUR FILMS in which Arab partners met with some key film festivals around the world ARAB TECH FREAKS: with focus on the VOD platforms ARAB CHUTZPAH: where Arab Filmmakers who exist in the international market mingled with ACC partners LET'S MAKE MOVIES: where our producers met with key Arab producers and international producers


Arab Cinema Center Wraps up a Successful Edition at Hong Kong International Film & TV Market "FILMART"

Scoring a milestone for Arab cinema presence at an Asian festival, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) landed a standout edition at the prestigious 20th Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART), which witnessed several networking sessions opening co-production opportunities for the Center's partners with Asia's top professional filmmakers and key international auteurs.

Opening doors for potential Asian-Arab co-productions and filmmaking partnerships, the ACC delegations of partner producers/filmmakers included several names, such as; Perihan Abo Zeid (Movie Pigs), Ahmed Rasheed (Red Star) and Ahmad Al Fishawy (Crystal Dog and The Friends).

Joined by the festival's guests and filmmaking professionals, the Center held a cocktail reception where the ACC team, led by Siza Zayed, ACC Manager, presented the ACC partners and projects to the Asian and international filmmaking community at FILMART.

The center hosted a screening for the Egyptian film hit The Seventh Sense, which was stirred a wave of interest from potential co-producers for its upcoming sequel The Eighth Sense.
ACC Brings Focus to Arab Cinema at Berlinale 2016
For the second time in a row, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) wrapped up a successful edition at Berlinale. To know just what a great adventure it was, here are a few of our favorite things:
Networking sessions
Throughout Berlinale, ACC hosted several networking sessions, where all of our partners mingled with the movers and shakers of contemporary cinema from across the globe... Throughout Berlinale, ACC hosted several networking sessions, where all of our partners mingled with the movers and shakers of contemporary cinema from across the globe, opening the doors for more cross-cultural collaborations with names such as: Bero Beye, Director of International Rotterdam Film Festival, Nadia Locarno, Artistic Director of Locarno Film Festival, Samr Al Marzooqi Manager Dubai Film Market, Dubai International Film Festival, Basil Khalil Award winning director of Ave Maria, Vincenzo Bugno project manager of the World Cinema Fund, and Marit Van Den Elshout CineMart Manager/Head of Industry Read More

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ACC Event Highlights
As part of a year-round partnership between ACC and Variety magazine, ACC hosted the Variety Arab Filmmaker of the Year Award. Emirati filmmaker, Majid Al Ansari... As part of a year-round partnership between ACC and Variety magazine, ACC hosted the Variety Arab Filmmaker of the Year Award. Emirati filmmaker, Majid Al Ansari, won the title this year, in a nod to his feature debut, Zinzana.

The launch of Minaa VOD platform. The Creative Documentary Platform (CDP)- Amman and MAD founded Minaa public-engagement distribution scheme. Minaa scheme is supported by Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation- Amman, and Key technological contributor Striim.in- Finland, in collaboration with Ma3mal 612 Founder and Organizer of the Karama Human Rights Film Festival- Amman.

ACC highlighted the presence of HH Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi as a jury member at the international short film jury of Berlinale. The festival witnessed the participation of several Arab films, including the Tunisian film Inhebbek Hedi, by Mohamed Ben Attia, which landed the world premiere in the official competition.

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ACC News
I Productions releases teaser poster for Wedding Song and Mawlana

Three SVOD platforms within ACC:....
I Productions releases teaser poster for Wedding Song and Mawlana

Three SVOD platforms within ACC: Movie Pigs, TV.AE and Minaa

Royal Film Commission signing of MOU with Taipei Film Commission promoting mutual collaboration in film training and screenings at Berlinale

Tharwa announces Five Days Grace film by Saleh Nas

Arab Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary

Fortress Film Clinic and MAD Solutions announced the acquisition of Arab world distribution rights for the Saudi film Barakah Meets Barakah by director Mahmoud Sabbagh

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ACC Variety Supplement
For the first time ever, Variety released a special supplement of 25 pages with Arab cinema news and ACC partners ads that was distributed in Day 3 of the festival dailies
ACC Making Headlines in International Press and EFM website


ACC Branding all over EFM

Digital Ad. Photo

ACC at the EFM Marriott Stairs

ACC Guide in the stand and the wall

ACC Ad. in EFM Catalog


ACC news in the festival dailies


ACC Breakfast
ACC hosted an early-bird breakfast party at Acradiszaal at De Doelen. The event was attended by several key international figures and the festival guests.
A Hive of Activity for Arab Producers
Rotterdam Lab
Aya Al Blouchi, Lebanese/Qatari Producer and Founder of Seat 26 ...
Rotterdam Lab
Aya Al Blouchi, Lebanese/Qatari Producer and Founder of Seat 26
"I've learnt a lot and had great meetings for my projects. I am already excited for next year's festival with the hope that my films will make it. Rotterdam was a truly unique experience!"

Rami Alayan, Palestinian Producer, Palcine Productions
“It has been an honor and an incredible experience to be at the Rotterdam Producers' Lab and to attend CineMart as part of the Arab Cinema Center's delegation. It has been very enlightening to meet and learn from the experiences of fellow producers in the Arab world and around the world. It has also been extremely invaluable to meet domain experts from the industry and hear their perspectives on the latest trends in the film market."
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ACC Partners
Producer Rula Nasser, Founder of The Imaginarium Films
“The festival was a very good opportunity for networking, I would love to go next year!”...
Producer Rula Nasser, Founder of The Imaginarium Films
“The festival was a very good opportunity for networking, I would love to go next year!”

Egyptian Producer Saliee Waly, Chairperson of S Entertainment
“It was a great privilege going to IFFR for the first time, looking forward to future Arab Cinema Center festival tours."
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A MAD Roar at the Tiger Pro Debate
Heralding a new parti-colored year for its ACC during 2016, MAD Solutions was part of a panel discussion at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Hend Sabry Jury Member
Hend Sabry, Tunisian Actress and Founder of Salam PROD “Rotterdam is one great destination if you want to watch truly original "Auteur" pieces. It is a big honor and recognition as a "serious" actress to be part of this year's jury.”