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Gulf Film

About Us


We distribute movies since 1989.

Gulf Film is a company financing, distributing and marketing Hollywood and international movies across Middle-East and North Africa.

We distribute over 100 titles a year and operate on the fields of theatrical distribution, television and direct-to-digital. A constant presence in Cannes Film festival, Berlin International Film Festival, TIFF, AFM, MIPCOM, Gulf Film manages a dynamic and award-winning film portfolio. Our sister company Novo Cinemas is one of the largest cinema chains in the Gulf with 17 locations and nearly 180 screens. We also provide digital subtitling and post-production services with our Lab Proddigi created in 2003.

We have long-standing partnerships with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and STX Entertainment, and our independent portfolio includes acclaimed directors, such as Bong Joon-ho, Ridley Scott, Danny Boyle, Ava Duvernay, Kathryn Biglow, Denis Villeneuve, Lee Daniels, Asif Kapadia, David O. Russell, Spike Lee and the Coen brothers.

Gulf Film is headquartered in Dubai.

About Us

What We Do

Theatrical Distribution

For more than 3 decade, we have worked with the world’s best film studios to share great stories in every way.

Non Theatrical Distribution

We distribute movies to leading Pay-TV, OTT and Telco operators across the MENA region.


Digital subtitling and post-production studio catering to the international market

Gulf Film

The Management Team

Roger Abi Haidar


Charbel Hourani

Proddigi Lab Manager

Mohamed Esri

Acting Distribution Director

Gulf Film

Key Partners


Prodiggi Lab

Built on the foundation of over two decades of experience within the film distribution and exhibition industry, PRODDIGI is a digital subtitling and postproduction studio catering to the international market.

Dubai-based PRODDIGI is a division of Gulf Film, which was founded in 1989 and is responsible today for 50% of film titles distributed in the Middle East. Gulf Film is also the operator of the largest chain of cinemas in the region, giving the company first-hand knowledge of the requirements and timelines of the industry.