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UAE’s first female filmmaker gearing up for feature film

September 17, 2017

Being the UAE’s first female producer and director is definitely a title to celebrate, but Nayla Al Khaja is still nowhere close to the ambitions she seeks to reach. As her short film Animal just got selected for the Jury Special Prize for ‘Best Short Fiction’ at the 9th Italian Movie Award in Pompeii among […]


Jury announced for 5th children’s film festival

September 11, 2017

SHARJAH: The Organising Committee of the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF) has announced the jury members of the fifth edition of the festival. The committee appointed 19 jurors who will evaluate and assess the submitted entries in the seven categories: Best Short GCC Film, Best Student Film, Best International Short Film, Best Animation Film, […]


UAE Filmmaker Nayla Al Khaja: Ambassador on Emirati Women’s Day

August 29, 2017

Canon Middle East, a leader in imaging solutions, announced the renewal of strategic partnership with Nayla Al Khaja, the UAE’s first woman film producer, as Ambassador. This announcement comes as the UAE celebrates Emirati Women’s Day on 28th August 2017. Nayla is an iconic figure that represents class, excellence, creativity and innovation in the Middle East […]


Cultural film season arrives at Roxy

May 24, 2017

A series of indie and cultural movies made globally and in the UAE will be screening at Roxy cinemas, after an agreement has been reached with film club The Scene. Emirati film producer and director, Nayla Al Khaja, who is also founder of The Scene, announced the collaboration, which will aim to deliver the most […]