Emirati Cinema Spreads Its Wings

Abu Dhabi’s Imagenation joins Empire International to promote Emirati cinema internationally
Thursday , 04 August 2011
Emirati Cinema Spreads Its Wings
Emirati film director Nawaf Al Janahi

With UAE filmmaking talents making more movies than ever, to
growing acclaim, Abu Dhabi’s Imagenation has signed a deal with Lebanon-based Empire
International, to distribute its 22 Emirati and other locally produced films across
the Middle East and North Africa. To promote the movies Empire will use surefire
formulas such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as competitions and special
screenings.

Top of the movie list is Sea Shadow, a coming-of-age story
by Emirati director Nawaf Al Janahi, whose other work includes The Circle. Also
on the list is Arabian horror thriller Djinn, by master of the genre Tobe
Hooper of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre fame. We can’t wait to see what the djinn
will do when he hits our screens!