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UAE short films to participate in Cannes

Abu Dhabi, March 18, 2012 (WAM) - The Abu Dhabi Film Commission recently announced a call for submissions of short films by UAE filmmakers to be screened at the Short Film Corner, during the Cannes Film Festival. For the third straight year, the Film Commission will submit up to 20 short films to the corner at the Marche Du Film, as well as screen the films at the Abu Dhabi Pavilion to festival programmers and film professionals from around the world. The Short Film Corner, organised by the Marche du Film, is a central gathering place for filmmakers, festival programmers and buyers at the festival, providing a full programme of networking opportunities, workshops and conferences focusing on the production and distribution of short films. Participating in the Short Film Corner increases the chances of films being selected by international festivals as well as potentially being picked up by 
distributors. “Short films have become an increasingly important way for filmmakers from the UAE to gain worldwide exposure,” said Abu Dhabi Film Commission Director David Shepheard. “Short films provide calling cards for filmmakers’ talent and creativity, and having the ability to have your film seen by potentially thousands of film professionals at the Cannes Film Festival and Marche du Film is a valuable opportunity we are pleased to offer,” he added. - Emirates News Agency, WAM