Abu Dhabi Film Festival unveils 2014 line-up

The list of the 2014 Abu Dhabi Film Festival includes 197 participants from 61 countries

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The Abu Dhabi Festival Festival (ADFF) unveiled on Monday the line-up for its 2014 edition, set to take place from October 23 to November 1 in Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace and Vox Cinemas Marina Mall.

The line-up includes 197 films from 61 countries, embracing all participants in the high profile Narrative Competition, the New Horizons Competition for first and second feature length films, the Documentary Competition, as well as the Emirates Film Competition and the Short Film Competition, according to twofour54, which powers the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

The festival is also set to host the Child Protection Award for the second time. Organized in partnership with the Child Protection Center of the Ministry of Interior, the award aims to raise awareness about child abuse, through movies which shed light on it.

ADFF has dedicated its Non-competitive Special Programs to “The Arab Diaspora,” through two movies: “Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema” and “Restored Classics.”

The ADFF had its first edition in 2007, with a goal to support the film culture in the region. The festival has showcased through the years of major regional and international cinema figures, including Sweden’s Ingmar Bergman and Egypt’s Naguib Mahfouz.

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