Rotana film fest to promote Saudi cinema

Updated 19 May 2013
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Rotana film fest to promote Saudi cinema

Rotana movies channel is starting the second Saudi Film Festival from today for eight weeks under the supervision of film directors Mamdouh Salem and Hana Al-Umair, and broadcaster Mujahid Omari.
“In the first show of the festival three short films and a documentary will be shown. The films have been selected by a jury: Writer Abdo Khal, Hana Al-Umair, film critic Fahd Al-Yahya, artist Abdullah Al-Sanani and I,” said Salem. There is also a competition going on between the festival films for which the jury will award points. Prizes are awarded to the best short feature film, best actor, best actress, best editing, best film, best cinematography, best screenplay, best documentary, best influences of art, best director, people’s choice award, and a jury prize.
“Films will be shown every day at 10 p.m. on Rotana TV channel, providing almost 35 Saudi short films, animated films and documentaries in those eight weeks,” Salem added.
“There are 24 short films participating in this year’s festival, we received eight documentaries, and three feature films. The main aim of the festival is to promote Saudi films and filmmakers to a large audience so they will have a chance to show their talent to the world,” said Salem.


Post Malone to headline Abu Dhabi Grand Prix concert

Award winner, Post Malone is set to perform in the UAE. (AFP)
Updated 26 September 2018
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Post Malone to headline Abu Dhabi Grand Prix concert

  • Post Malone has been confirmed as a performer for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
  • He is set to perform on Thursday Nov.22

DUBAI: US rapper and singer Post Malone has been confirmed as one of the headlining acts at this year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

He is set to perform on Thursday Nov. 22 and will kick off the four nights of live acts to celebrate 10 years of the Formula One in Abu Dhabi. The other three nights will include performances by The Weeknd, Sam Smith and legendary rockers, Guns N’ Roses.

Post Malone is an American singer, rapper, songwriter and record producer who started off his career in 2010. He rose to fame with his debut song “White Iverson,” which made it to the Billboard Hot 100. From then, he collaborated with various artists and created smash hits that have topped the charts.

Just this year, he released his second album, which features hit song “Rockstar.”