Honoring Emirati Filmmakers
Ali Mostafa's Don't Judge a Subject by Its Photograph Screens as Part of the 1st European Film ScreeningsAli Mostafa's Don't Judge a Subject by Its Photograph participates in the 1st European Film Screenings, which is organized by the Italian Embassy to the UAE and the European Delegation to the UAE from September 18 to 25, 2014.
Don't Judge a Subject by Its Photograph will screen on Saturday, September 20th, 2014, in Dubai at 8:00 pm as part of a tribute to the Emirati film industry and honoring films which took part in the Dubai International Film Festival. UAE film directors such as Nayla Al Khaja, Ali Mostafa, Mohammed Al Otaiba, Ahmed Zain will also have their films screened showcasing their preeminent talent. Every screening day will feature regionally acclaimed Emirati short films, selected in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival (for the Abu Dhabi screenings) and the Dubai International Film Festival (for the Dubai screenings).
The event, done in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival, the DubaiInternational Film Festival and the Embassies of 13 European Member States (Italy, Germany, France, UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Czeck Republic, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Sweden and Austria), will run from September 18-24 in Abu Dhabi (MarinaMall - VOX Cinemas -Cine 3) and from September 19-25 in Dubai (Mercato Mall - VOX Cinemas - Cine 1).
Ali Mostafa's Don't Judge a Subject by Its Photograph participated in the 10th Dubai International Film Festival within the Muhr Emirati Competition for Short Films. The film was also screened at Dubai Film Connection's Cinetech through MAD Solutions, which served as the film's distributor and marketing consultant. Cinetech is a digital video library boasting more than 400 films, designed for sales agents, distributors and rights holders.
Written and directed by Ali Mostafa, Don't Judge a subject by Its Photograph discusses Dubai's buzzing art scene where Gallerist Maha is trying to make a good impression on Indian writer Bobby Dhillon, Dubai's most infamous art critic who is yet to write a good review on any local gallery based in Dubai. Maha discovers a young enthusiastic Emirati Amal, an amateur photographer who has been recognized by her professors as a gifted young lady, and decides to display her work. Amal manages to capture one photograph which changes Dhillon's view on Maha's gallery, and the local art scene as a whole.