Filmmaker Mohamed Diab to hold workshop at Townhouse Gallery

Ahram Online, Thursday 2 Jun 2011

Director will give a short-film workshop on 3 June as part of the TROPFEST Arabia Festival which aim to encourage new regional filmmaking talent

A two-hour workshop by the filmmaker Mohamed Diab will be held 7pm tomorrow at the Townhouse Gallery for contemporary art.

The film workshop is an initiative by TROPFEST Arabia Festival supported by twofour54 Abu Dhabi. The festival is holding workshops across the Arab region as an expansion of TROPFEST, Australia’s most prestigious short film festival, and aims to give advice to budding filmmakers.

The festival's competition is open for any participant from the Middle East and North Africa region with the privso that any competing short film should be made specifically for the event and have its premiere screening there.

Participants also have to adhere to a topic specified by the festival, which changes every year.

The deadline for entries is 22 September 2011.

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