Abu Dhabi short films return to Short Film Corner at Cannes 2012

ABU DHABI - Abu Dhabi Film Commission today announced a call for submissions for short films by UAE filmmakers to be screened at the Short Film Corner, during the Cannes Film Festival. For the third straight year, the Film Commission will submit up to 20 short films to the Short Film Corner at the Marche Du Film, as well as screening the films at the Abu Dhabi Pavilion to festival programmers and film professionals from around the world.
The Short Film Corner, which is organised by the Marche du Film, is a central gathering place for filmmakers, festival programmers and buyers at the festival, providing a full program of networking opportunities, workshops and conferences focusing on the production and distribution of short films. Participating in the Short Film Corner increases the chances of films being selected by international festivals as well as potentially being picked up by distributors.
“Short films have become an increasingly important way for filmmakers from the UAE to gain worldwide exposure,” said Abu Dhabi Film Commission Director David Shepheard. “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 deadline for submission to Abu Dhabi Film Commission’s short film programme at Cannes is March 25. All the rules and regulations and guidance for submission can be found at the Film Commission website www.film.gov.ae