s screening program of more than 300 films from more than 50 countries is complemented by its industry programs an investment fund (MIFF
Premiere Fund) and a film co-financing market (MIFF
37A South Market).
as its foundation, Accelerator seeks to highlight local talent within an international context.
was put together by the Commission on the basis of the 2006 enlargement package.
Ian Wardle, who handled Jimmy Miff
throughout a career that brought 21 victories and 50 places from 161 starts, said: "He really put me on the map as a trainer and I owe a great deal to him.
jury chief Sharmila Tagore -- mother of Saif Ali Khan -- hoped that the Omani film industry would grow from strength to strength.
has been given a one year reprieve, so that it may celebrate its 30th anniversary next year.
BORIS TRBIC: This is your fifth year at the helm of MIFF
You have made changes in the conception of the festival; placed emphasis on regional and Asian cinema and gradually introduced a number of programs.
Key international and national film makers and luminaries have also visited the event including Jerome Paillard, CEO of Cannes Marche de Film; Claire Dobbin, chair of Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF
); Mark Woods, CEO of MIFF
Premiere Fund; Australian Film Distributors - James Hewison, Michael Wrenn, Nick Batzias and Joel Pearlman; and international film financier Greg Coote.
This is the 50th anniversary of James Bond films, so we have decided to pay tribute to the character," MIFF
chairman Khalid Al Zedjali said.
has responded to world events with its 'Homelands: The Middle East in Focus' program.
is still in its initial years and will take a few more editions before it touches the highest benchmark.
Chairman, Dr Khalid Al Zadjali, who has the honour of making Oman's first ever feature film Boom, was quoted, as saying: "This movie's entry is ground-breaking as far as the nascent cinema industry in Oman is concerned.
, 86, of Normanby Road, Normanby, was the last of his line - a face worker at the world's biggest ironstone mine - survived now by a dwindling handful of ancillary underground workers.
Litton, the festival's director-general and ECP deputy director-general, the emphasis at MIFF
'83 will be on Asia: 14 Asian features are to be exhibited and buyers from the area will be legion.