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    Heroines of Cinema: An A to Z of Women in Film in 2013

    It’s at times like these that twenty-six letters seems awfully few. Not that this list is intended as an encyclopedia.

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    Foreign Oscar Entry Review: Wadjda (وجدة‎)

    Wadjda, Saudi Arabia’s Submission for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. U.S.: Sony Pictures Classics. International Sales Agent: The Match Factory.

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    New Prize Created for the Advancement of Women and Girl Filmmakers from the Middle East and North Africa

    The Girls Impact the World Film Festival along with the Dubai International Film Festival have partnered to offer a new film prize, the DIFF Prize for Advancing Women and Girls. The prize will be awarded to an aspiring student filmmaker from the Middle East and North Africa region for a short (3–5 m...

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    'Wadjda' Selected as Saudi Arabia's Foreign-Language Oscar Entry (TRAILER)

    "Wadjda," which hits theaters stateside today, has been selected as Saudi Arabia's official entry for the Foreign-Language Oscar. Directed by Haifaa Al Mansour, the film is both the first to be made inside the Kindgom of Saudi Arabia, and the first to be made by a woman filmmaker.

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    Talking 'Wadjda' Firsts: Film Shot Entirely in Saudia Arabia, and By a Woman (TRAILER)

    When Haifaa Al Mansour made a short film several years ago with her brother and sister, and it was accepted at a regional film competition in Abu Dhabi, she didn't know she was taking on the title of Saudi Arabia’s first woman filmmaker. In the fall of 2012, she went to the Venice International Film...

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    Saudi Arabia's First Woman Director Haifaa Al Mansour Named Jury President of Debut Film Award at Venice Film Festival

    Haifaa Al Mansour, Saudi Arabia's first woman filmmaker whose debut feature "Wadjda" has been a hit on the festival circuit since last fall, has been named President of the International Jury for the "Luigi De Laurentiis" Venice Award for a Debut Film at the 70th Venice International Film Festival, ...

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