Magazine article Screen International

New Century, CNC to Present DFC Awards

Magazine article Screen International

New Century, CNC to Present DFC Awards

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Egyptian production company New Century Production and France's National Cinema Centre (CNC) will each present a new award at this year's edition of Dubai Film Connection (DFC).

The $10,000 New Century Filmmaker Award aims to encourage and promote talented Arab filmmakers and will be presented to a director or scriptwriter with a distinctive project in DFC.

"The DFC aims to raise the visibility of Arab filmmakers and stimulate the growth of film production originating from the Arab world. We are pleased to welcome New Century Production on board and look forward to working with them at our tenth edition and a successful partnership in the coming years," said DFC and Film Forum director Jane Williams.

New Century is a new production arm of Egypt's Dollar Film, one of the Arab world's oldest film companies, which also specialises in film distribution.

CNC's $13,700 (Euros10,000) award, given to a producer, is intended to further the development of the winning project. …

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