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Al Ain Film Festival (AFF) to kick off April 2019

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The first edition of Al-Ain Film Festival is expected to take place from April 30 to May 3, 2019. The festival’s awards for the official contests are valued at AED 300,000. 

The festival’s official competitions are: 

• The Emirati Falcon Award for best long movie will be granted to the winning film’s director(s) and is worth AED 50,000. Additionally, an award of AED 20,000 will be granted to the best actor/actress in the winning film. 

• The Best Short Film Award is valued at AED 40,000 and will be granted to the director(s). In this category, additional AED 25,000 will be granted to a winner by the judging committee. Best actor/actress in the winning film will be granted AED 10,000. 

• The Best Idea of a Film will be granted AED 5,000 that will go to the film’s director and an additional AED 20,000 will be awarded to the best film director in the “student films” category. 

• Falcon Film Competition awards the best film AED 30,000. 

• Gulf Falcon Competition awards the director of the best long movie AED 40,000 and grants the movie's actor/actress an award worth AED 20,000. 


• Falcon Universal Film awards the best short film's director AED 30,000 and grants the best academic film AED 15,000. 
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