ABU DHABI: twofour54’s creative lab projects continue to leave their mark at international film festivals as three films supported by the lab are set to take part in the 11th edition of Dubai International Film Festival, DIFF, 2014 running until 17th December.
The lab’s three participating films are “The Drive” by Mariam Al Nuaimi, “Other Dimension” by Ayesha Al Zaabi, and “Four Colors” by Tawfik Al Zaidi.
Khalid Khouri, Head of Commercial of creative lab and tadreeb at twofour54, said, “We celebrated the participation of four creative lab films in this year’s edition of Abu Dhabi Film Festival and we are very proud to witness three more projects receive recognition at yet another internationally prominent film festival.” He added, “twofour54’s creative lab is home to a great pool of film making talent and witnessing these three films participate at DIFF is testament to the success of creative lab as an incubator and supporter of future film makers. Local talents are leaving their footprint on the local and international film industry through their selection into such film festivals. We are confident that this is only the beginning of success film making stories from the region.” “The Drive” and “Other Dimension” are both competing in the Muhr Emirati competition at DIFF, while “Four Colors” participates in the Dubai Film Market’s Cinetech acquisition platform – a one-of-a-kind digital library that houses the festival’s offerings, giving buyers a first-look at the latest showcase of rich and diverse independent films.
“Four Colors” is a ten-minute short film that portrays the dreams of three female university students and the barriers that stand in the way of realising their dreams as they kick-off the new academic semester.
“The Drive” is a short thriller film in which Ahmed, the film’s main character, encounters paranormal incidents as he drives back home after a long tiring day at work. What Ahmed discovers on this ride is sure to have the audience invested in no time.
The lab’s third participating film, “Other Dimension”, tells the story of a man struggling to find his place amidst a world where reality and imagination are intertwined. Gradually, he starts to realise he might be paying the price of his life choices.