Four Arab films to premiere at 39th Toronto International Film Festival

August 27, 2014 12:23 am

Four Arab films supported by SANAD, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival’s (ADFF) development and post-production fund, will be screened at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 4-14, said Emirates News Agency (WAM) report. The films will include two narratives – Theeb and The Valley, which are in the TIFF Documentaries category, which includes Iraq’s Odyssey and The Wanted 18, it said. “This achievement is a testament to ADFF and Sanad’s success in supporting and developing international quality Arab films. It also demonstrates ADFFís continued support for filmmakers in the region,” Ali Al Jabri, director of ADFF, was quoted as saying. “Sanad serves as a vehicle for identifying and supporting worthwhile projects and we are confident that such films will go on to create a meaningful body of work that ensures greater Arab artistic representation in contemporary world cinema. ”