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

There’s always a reason to visit the desert whether you just want to escape the city skylines for a few hours, go glamping, or have a barbecue. And we now have one more reason, as come January 2024, Al Marmoom: Film in the Desert is returning for another season.

Now in its third season, the unique film festival is back, running from January 12 to 21 at the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve – the first unfenced nature conservation reserve in the UAE. We can expect films showcasing a unique storytelling experience from talented creatives in the film industry showcasing their inspiring stories.

Think of it as an outdoor cinema experience but more, as its paired with other activities that are fun for the whole family.

The concept by Dubai Culture is to provide a platform for film industry professionals to share their experiences and knowledge to inspire new talent to participate in the field

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

Additionally, the event will also include a number of interactive workshops on photography, music compositions, production design and art direction, and more. In the past, there have been panel discussions with worldwide experts and regional industry practitioners for those who want to learn from the greats in the industry.

In the past there were a number of engaging activities for little ones, so they are more than welcomed to join in on the fun. Additionally, there are sure to be special film screenings just for them.

More details will be announced in the next few weeks, so stay tuned.

Al Marmoom: Film in the Desert, Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve, Al Qudra Road, Dubai, Jan 12 to 21, timings vary. Tel: (800) 32222. @dubaiculture @almarmoom.filmfest

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