EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DUBAI’S NEXT FILM FESTIVAL

A celebration of cinema
A new film festival is set to take off this October. Here's what you need to know about the Meta Film Festival...

Dubai was once a global hotspot for movie buffs with an annual International Film Festival that ran from 2004โ€“2017, and after several years of not having a film festival take place on our grounds, a new form of celebrating cinema is returning this October. 

Titled the Meta Film Festival, the three-day spectacle promises red-carpet premieres, an exciting line-up of blockbusters and an awards ceremony set to take place at Nakheel Mall, Dubai.

“Due to its location, the festival guarantees one of the most diversified audiences present at any festival, with the legendary glitz and glamour of Dubai to accompany,” reads the official website.

It’s expected to draw a large audience of moviegoers offering some of the newest films in the industry, as well as independent, regional, and local productions showcased during the three-day schedule.

The festival will conclude with a closing party and awards ceremony on the 29th of October, which will recognize and award the best films at the festival. The awards ceremony will honour films across seven categories including Best Arabic Feature Film Award, Best International (Any language) Feature Film Award, Best Animation Film, Award Best Documentary Film Award, Best Short Film Award and Best Student/Youth Film Award.

The Meta Film Festival will be held from October 27โ€“29 at Vox Cinemas, Nakheel Mall in Dubai.

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