Cultural network news – United Arab Emirates – La Fémis summer school (March 3, 2015)

In a few days’ time, jointly with our embassies in Kuwait and Qatar, the French Embassy in the United Arab Emirates will launch the second Fémis summer school for young film-makers from the Gulf.

The first summer school last year enabled some 10 novice directors from Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates to be trained at La Fémis, one of the world’s best film schools. About 10 young film-makers will also be selected this year to take part in a six-week workshop in Paris in the summer of 2015.

Funded by local public and private partners, the initiative enables the film-making community in the Gulf region to be supported. As a significant economic sector as much as a tool of cultural influence, cinema is a priority area of our cooperation policy.