Dubai Film Festival 2009 made over $2 million

14/05/2010 - Dubai Investment News
Dubai Film Festival 2009 made over $2 million

Posted by Neil King

Dubai Film Festival 2009 helped companies in the region secure new business worth more than $2 million, it has been revealed.

According to the Economic Times, distributors in India, Australia and US were among those who bought the rights to over 130 Gulf-based films.

The film festival, which ended in December last year, held more than 3,352 screenings for over 210 industry professionals at its buyer-seller interaction initiatives.

Shoreline Entertainment, a leading US distributor, acquired the worldwide rights for several documentary films, the news provider noted, while firms like Teleview, Vintage Films and Rotana Studios were also active during the festival.

Meanwhile, it was reported this week that over 2,000 media professionals and academics registered online to attend the Arab Media Forum (AMF) 2010, which concluded yesterday (May 13th) in Dubai.

AMF was established in 2001 as a leading media event in the Middle East which seeks to facilitate in-depth debates and networking opportunities.