Masoud Amralla Al Ali Appointed Artistic Director for Dubai International Film Festival

Mon Aug 13,2007

DUBAI, August 13, 2007 – The Dubai International Film Festival today announced the appointment of Masoud Amralla Al Ali as the Festival Artistic Director. In his new capacity, Al Ali will oversee the programming for the festival that comprises films from Arab and international filmmakers. He will be ably assisted by a qualified team of programmers and colleague, Simon Field, the Director for International Programming.

A UAE National, Al Ali was the Artistic Director of the UAE Cultural Foundation and the founder of the Emirates Film Competition, now in its sixth year. Highly respected in the film community, he is regarded as one of the region’s foremost experts on Arab cinema. Al Ali has been instrumental in shaping the careers of aspiring filmmakers in the UAE.

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