Region in focus - April 18, 2014
The best images of the last seven days from around the Gulf and across the Middle East.
In pictures: Penthouse flat is height of Dubai luxury living
A five-bedroom penthouse in Ocean Heights in Dubai Marina is on sale for Dh25 million and comes with a private pool and an unparalleled view of Dubai.
Video: Local reactions to a national fishing ban
A federal fishing ban has been imposed by the UAE federal government, but local authorities are taking diiferent approaches to implementing the ban. Two fishermen tell two very different sides of the story. Produced by Paul O'Driscoll
Hamburg the dinosaur’s time may be up in Bundesliga
Ever-present for 51 years in the German top-flight, Hamburg face the prospect of relegation, writes Ian Hawkey.
In pictures: Hot cars at New York International Auto Show
With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the US car industry. Here are some of the vehicles to be shown in this year’s edition.
Fast & Furious 7 filming in full swing at Emirates Palace
Filming for Fast & Furious 7 has started and we have the first photos of the cast and crew on set at Emirates Palace hotel this morning. Visitors staying at Emirates Palace say they have been kept away from certain areas in the grounds.
April 17, 2014
Entries are open for all categories – feature length or short narrative, animation and documentary films – until July 15, 2014.
April 12, 2014
The Palestinian film director and two-time Oscar nominee Hany Abu-Assad steps away from politics for his next film: a love story set in America.
April 10, 2014
Iranian-American filmmaker Desiree Akhavan is somewhat overwhelmed by the hype around her debut feature, but simply achieving recognition as a woman and an outsider in the US film industry is a remarkable feat.
April 6, 2014
Middle East Now, running from April 9 to 14, features a full week's programme of film screenings, exhibits, food tastings and talks on the region's contemporary culture.
April 6, 2014
The Middle East Film & Comic Con has survived a potentially tricky move to a new venue at Dubai World Trade Centre. Here are some of our favourite highlights from this year’s show.
April 2, 2014
The Egyptian screen legend Khaled Abol Naga on Egyptian cinema, the Arab Spring and why we shouldn't spent too much time chasing Middle Eastern Oscar winners.
April 1, 2014
The seventh edition of The Gulf Film Festival has been postponed.
March 26, 2014
The DIFF-funded Factory Girl sparks a new dawn for Egyptian films in the UAE.
March 25, 2014
The Francofilm Festival will be bringing the best of French, francophone and world cinema to Abu Dhabi and Dubai this week. A UAE-produced short film will be screened before each of the nine feature films, too.
March 16, 2014
In Viola Shafik’s Arij – Scent of Revolution, the accounts of a Coptic activist, a socialist writer, a young cyberspace designer and the biggest collector of photo negatives in Egypt are combined to form a complex portrait of history...
March 8, 2014
Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media, the publisher and owner of The National, also partners with DFM to offer production support for the selected films.
March 4, 2014
Chris Newbould talks to the Emirati film director Nayla Al Khaja, whose next feature is set to court controversy.
March 4, 2014
The Emirati animator Hamad Alawar's film Daddy ABC has been chosen to screen next month at a film festival in California, one that is a key step on the road to the Oscars.
March 3, 2014
Ferdinand Godinez talks to Patrick Fronda, who is representing the UAE in a global film prize.