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iW NEWS | MEIFF To Close With “Valley”

iW NEWS | MEIFF To Close With "Valley"

The Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi announced that Paul Haggis‘ “In The Valley of Elah” will close their festival, which takes place October 14-19, 2007. Additionally, the fest named Nadine Labaki, director of “Caramel” as the recipient of the Variety Middle East Filmmaker of the Year Award. “We are very excited to be receiving Nadine Labaki with her film “Caramel” for the Variety Filmmaker of the Year Award,” said Nashwa Al-Ruwaini, the fest’s Executive Director. “It is excellent news for the region to see such outstanding talent.” They also announced the line-ups for three programs: Middle East Spotlight, GCC Films and Arab Women Directors. The programs collectively present a mix of 31 fiction, documentary and short films from 12 different countries in the region. [Peter Knegt]

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