by Gulf News.
Women are taking the lead at this year’s Emirates Film Competition (EFC), the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) segment featuring films by directors from the UAE and the Gulf.
Of the 53 films selected this year, 37 are directed by women. They include Sarah Al Agroobi’s Super Lochal and a film by Bahraini director Hala Matar featuring Jackass star Johnny Knoxville called Desire in the short narrative competition category. Other categories include short documentary competition, student documentary competition and student short narrative competition.
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