September 17, 2017

UAE’s first female filmmaker gearing up for feature film

Being the UAE’s first female producer and director is definitely a title to celebrate, but Nayla Al Khaja is still nowhere close to the ambitions she seeks to reach. As her short film Animal just got selected for the Jury Special Prize for ‘Best Short Fiction’ at the 9th Italian Movie Award in Pompeii among […]

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September 11, 2017

Jury announced for 5th children’s film festival

SHARJAH: The Organising Committee of the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF) has announced the jury members of the fifth edition of the festival. The committee appointed 19 jurors who will evaluate and assess the submitted entries in the seven categories: Best Short GCC Film, Best Student Film, Best International Short Film, Best Animation Film, […]

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September 7, 2017

Nayla Al Khaja’s “Animal” wins Italian Movie Award’s Jury Special Prize for Best Short Fiction 2017

Dubai, UAE – Nayla Al Khaja’s short film Animal, has won the Jury Special Prize for “Best Short Fiction” at the 9th Italian Movie Award in Pompeii, Italy, in September 2017. Produced, written and directed in the United Arab Emirates by Nayla Al Khaja, Animal is a 13-minute drama fiction about a 7-year old girl […]

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August 29, 2017

UAE Filmmaker Nayla Al Khaja: Ambassador on Emirati Women’s Day

Canon Middle East, a leader in imaging solutions, announced the renewal of strategic partnership with Nayla Al Khaja, the UAE’s first woman film producer, as Ambassador. This announcement comes as the UAE celebrates Emirati Women’s Day on 28th August 2017. Nayla is an iconic figure that represents class, excellence, creativity and innovation in the Middle East […]

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May 22, 2017

‘Made in the UAE’ to champion local cinema

The Scene and Roxy Cinemas have joined forces to champion local and independent cinema in the UAE. Every month, they will screen an independent film at Roxy Cinemas, located at Box Park and City Walk. These screenings will be available through complimentary subscription, and seats will be issued on a first come, first served basis. […]

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April 4, 2017

Middle Eastern female filmmakers discuss the industry’s challenges

Some of the region’s leading female filmmaking talent gathered at the film and TV industry trade show Cabsat at Dubai World Trade Centre last week to talk about their careers and the challenges they face. They were assembled by ­Japanese camera ­manufacturer Canon to help promote the local launch of its new C700 ­cinecamera. Encouragingly, […]

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April 4, 2017

Director & Producer Nayla Al Khaja: The “Exceptional Arab Women in Film” Series

At the recent Cabsat, the media, broadcast and entertainment week held in Dubai, Emirati filmmaker and Canon brand ambassador Nayla Al Khaja was present to introduce the new C700 ­cine camera. In a manner that is customary with Al Khaja, uttered in that special tone at once empowering and unassuming which we who know her […]

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March 19, 2017

Nayla Al Khaja to unveil Canon’s flagship Cinema Camera

Nayla Al Khaja to unveil Canon’s flagship Cinema Camera – EOS C700 for the Middle East at CABSAT 2017. Canon Middle East brings to the region its highly anticipated cinema camera , the EOS C700, regarded as the brand’s flagship, at CABSAT 2017. The next generation EOS C700 digital cinema camera, incorporates Canon’s learnings based […]

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March 9, 2017

Second year running – “50 most inspirational women”.

Second year running – CEO and founder of The Scene Club and D-Seven Motion Pictures, Nayla Al Khaja, in STYLIST’s “50 most inspirational women”. ‘Nayla knows a thing to two about breaking boundaries: she is the first Emirati woman to succeed in the male – dominated world of film directing and producing. Her films have […]

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March 13, 2016

“50 most inspirational women”

CEO and founder of The Scene Club and D-Seven Motion Pictures, Nayla Al Khaja, mentioned in STYLIST’s “50 most inspirational women” “It is no exaggeration to say that Nayla Al Khaja helped to pioneer the UAE’s film industry. In 2007 she launched The Scene Club, the first formal film club in the country, which now […]

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