Expect film screenings, engaging workshops, panel discussions and more…

Escape the bustling city and head to the Dubai desert this cool December season for the return of Al Marmoom: Film in the Desert. 

The unique event returns for its second edition for three days from Friday, December 9 to 11, 2022 at Marmoon Desert – the first unfenced nature conservation reserve in the UAE. Think of it as an outdoor cinema experience paired with other activities that are fun for the whole family.

Held by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the event celebrates emerging filmmakers in the region and offers up a platform for young talents from the region to showcase their work.

Al Marmoom Film in the Desert featured

For those cinephiles heading over, a program of film screenings will be released soon. Keep your eyes peeled on @almarmoom.filmfest social media for updates.

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Additionally, the event will also include a number of interactive and engaging workshops including photography, production design and art direction, and more. For children and youth, there are workshops where they can create their own nature superhero, learn the art of Arabic Calligraphy, and more. Do note, spots are limited so be sure you register here.

Additionally, there will be panel discussions with worldwide experts and regional industry practitioners.

Kids will also be able to enjoy unique cinema screenings just for their age group such as Zarafa and Revolting Rhymes.

According to Dubai Culture, “The festival aims to promote the sustainability of the film industry in the region and provide a platform for film industry professionals to share their experiences and knowledge to inspire new talent to participate in the field.”

Al Marmoom: Film in the Desert, Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve, Al Qudra Road, Dubai, Dec 9 to 11, timings vary. Tel: (800) 32222. @dubaiculture @almarmoom.filmfest

Images: Dubai Culture