Established in 1989 and headquartered in Dubai, Gulf Film is the Middle East's leading film distributor and exhibitor.
KARIM ABDEL AZIZ GRACES DUBAI DEBUT OF THE BLUE ELEPHANT
12 August 2014 Latest Acquisitions
Gulf Film-distributed The Blue Elephant, Arabic cinema’s latest blockbuster, is set to be released in the UAE on 14 August. Details of the film and the production, which has taken the Egyptian box office by storm, were announced at a press conference and screening last night at Novo Cinemas, attended by the star of the film, Karim Abdel Aziz, the director, leading Arabic filmmaker Marwan Hamed, writer Ahmad Mourad, as well as producer/executive producer Fadi Fahim.
The Blue Elephant, created by leading production company Lighthouse Film and Al Batros Film, is based on a best-selling Arabic novel and was produced and filmed in Egypt. The thriller is the first Arabic film of its genre to be produced in the Middle East, and it was launched in Egypt over Eid. Dubai has been selected as the location of choice for the screening, press conference and first release in the GCC, due to its connectivity and vibrant media industry, affirming its position as a key part of the production value chain.
Jamal Al Sharif, Chairman of Dubai Film and TV Commission and Managing Director of Dubai Studio City, said; “Dubai’s media industry is thriving, and the Emirate is playing an active role in attracting productions from around the world,"Mission Impossible is a great example of a recent international film we were able to support with our world-class infrastructure and technology, and Dubai is becoming a real film and TV ecosystem. Not only is cutting-edge content being produced here, but we are becoming the location of choice for huge regional production companies to promote their films."Read Full Story