The Abu Dhabi Film Commission opened a call for submissions of short films by UAE filmmakers to participate in the Cannes Film Festival. Filmmakers have until 25 March to submit their short films.
In his statement, Abu Dhabi Film Commission Director, David Shepheard says: “Short films have become an increasingly important way for filmmakers from the UAE to gain worldwide exposure." He continues:" 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.”
The Abu Dhabi Film Commission will submit up to 20 short films to the Short Film Corner at the Marche du Film,. The films will be screened at the Abu Dhabi Pavilion to festival programmers and film professionals from around the world.