ABU DHABI- The Cannes Film Festival will show five short films from the UAE’s filmmakers, as productions supported by twofour54 creative lab continue to grow in international prominence by featuring in one of the industry’s most prominent festivals.
The films will be shown in the “Best of Arabic Short Films by twofour54” section of the Short Film Corner at Cannes Film Festival, which will take place from 14 to 25 May. The event gives young filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of a worldwide film audience.
“We are excited and proud to see talented Arab filmmakers participating in global events that highlight the development of the film industry in the Middle East and Abu Dhabi in particular; Cannes Film Festival is an excellent platform to showcase our productions to the world,” said Maryam Al Mheiri,Chief Operating Officer of twofour54, adding: “This is a testament to twofour54’s success nurturing these up-and-coming talents through training, guidance and the provision of financial support for projects and participation in events like this.” Participation in the Short Film Corner increases the chances of the films being selected by international festivals and reveals talent to potential partners. It is designed to build bridges between the worlds of short and feature films for talented moviemakers.