GULF FILM HOSTS INDUSTRY EXECS AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
18 May 2013
On May 17th, Gulf Film hosted a special event welcoming friends and partners to the 66th Cannes Film Festival.
The Arabian-themed evening, hosted by Gulf Film/q.media in association with Screen International, gathered industry leaders on Cannes' magical shore to celebrate the success of cinema in the Middle East. On hand to greet guests were Jaber Al Ansari, q.media Chief Enterprise Management Officer and Gulf Film MD; Selim El Azar, Gulf Film CEO; and Ahmed Golchin, Gulf Film consultant.
We thank our honoured guests for joining us in a memorable evening and wish one and all a successful film year.
 Amir Esfandiari and Mohammad Esfandiari of Farabi Cinema Foundation with Ahmad Golchin of Gulf Film
 Hisham Al Ghanim, CEO of Kuwait National Cinema Co, and Jaber Al Ansar, MD of Gulf Film
 Selim El Azar, CEO of Gulf Film, with Mimi Steinbauer, Radiant Films International, and Daniel Diamond, Diamond Pictures
 Selim El Azar with Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard Rose, Voltage Pictures
 Kathy Morgan, Kathy Morgan International, and Selim El Azar
 Greg the Trumpet performs Oriental Jazz
 Richard Gelfond, CEO of IMAX, and Jaber Al Ansari
 Parker Block and Bill Block, QED
 Yuen Woo-ping, filmmaker, and Selim El Azar
 Abdulaziz Al Khater, CEO of Doha Film Institute, and Jaber Al Ansari, MD of Gulf Film
 Andrew Cripps, CEO of IMAX, and Selim El Azar
 Kate Muir, The Times, and Selim El Azar
GULF FILM HEADS TO CANNES
13 May 2013
With the red carpets rolling out on the French Riviera this May 15th, Gulf Film looks back on 40 years at the world’s most celebrated film festival.
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“I first attended the Cannes Film Festival in 1971, long before Gulf Film was established,” says Ahmed Golchin, co-founder of the company that today ranks as the region's leading film distributor. “Cannes was always the best.”
Gulf Film was founded in 1989 in Dubai, but at that time, Golchin had been in the business of film acquisition for thirty years. “In the 60s, we used to buy our films from a distributor in Lebanon. It wasn't until the 70s that we began attending the festival and buying directly from the market. In the 80s, we broadened our scope to the US film market, and by the 90s we were establishing our first multiplexes.”
FIRST LOOK: R.I.P.D
02 May 2013
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Following his Oscar win for Crazy Heart and his show-stopping performance in True Grit, Jeff Bridges returns, teaming up with the always loveable Ryan Reynolds to headline the supernatural action-adventure scheduled for release later this year. In R.I.P.D., two cops are dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.
Also starring Kevin Bacon and Mary Louise Parker, R.I.P.D. is directed by Robert Schwentke (Red). Log online to watch the hilarious new trailer. www.RIPD.com