For the 1st time the festival is coming to the UAE. Organized by the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region in cooperation with The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, German children and youth films and a program of short films will be presented to the young audiences of Abu Dhabi. The festival will take place from June 6 to 8 at the Arts Center at NYUAD.

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International Coproduction Fund

With the IKF, we support coproductions worldwide that arise from collaborative and dialogical work processes between professional  artists in the fields of music, dance, theater and performance.

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NAAS Film Program, Series "Green Reel: Films for a Sustainable Future"

We are excited to announce the film program NAAS which is a collaboration of several cultural institutions in the UAE, including the Embassy of Canada to the United Arab Emirates, the Embassy of France in the United Arab Emirates, the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region, the Italian Cultural Institute of Abu Dhabi, and in partnership with Manarat Al Sadiyyat.


We would like to highlight a range of residency programs, financing possibilities, mentoring opportunities, co-production calls, and other chances from our networks that may interest the artists and cultural practitioners in the Gulf region.

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