Inside Indie: 26/06/2021

Welcome to our latest edition of Inside Indie!

Here are the headlines:

Open call for artists and creators to submit proposals for the 1st Al Murabbaa Arts Festival

Al Burda Award extends deadline to July 26 for submissions by artists, poets and calligraphers 

Determined & Dramatic to screen Hello Hello, a short film with People of Determination, on July 1

Open call for artists and creators to submit proposals for the 1st Al Murabbaa Arts Festival

Creators! Don’t miss this chance to be a part of the inaugural Al Murabbaa Arts Festival in Ajman! Submit your proposal by July 3rd for the opportunity to have your work showcased or to be a part of an enriching event.

Good luck!

Al Burda Award extends deadline to July 26 for submissions by artists, poets and calligraphers 

The award recognizes creativity and excellence in the practice of traditional Islamic disciplines and pays tribute to the complexity of the Arabic language through receiving original submissions from poets, calligraphers, and artists whose work is inspired by the Prophet Mohammed, the Holy Quran, and hadiths. As of 2018, over 300 winners have been awarded in recognition of their distinguished work.

Now in its 16th edition, it positions itself as a global platform that adopts the diversity of Islamic culture and its aesthetic practices and seeks to revitalize the Islamic culture and artistic movement.

To learn more, please visit the awards website.

Determined & Dramatic to screen Hello Hello, a short film with People of Determination, on July 1

Determined & Dramatic, an initiative to empower people of Determination using drama, will screen Hello Hello on July 1 at The Hive Drama Fest 2021, a week long theater festival, and on YouTube.

Actors living in Dubai and India rehearsed their parts virtually on Zoom. The short film, which is written by Alba Rose, the founder of Determined & Dramatic, is about conversations and connections starring 18 People of Determination from 6 nationalities in Dubai and India.

It will be screened on July 1 at The Hive Drama Fest 2021, a week long theater festival, and on YouTube. Tickets are available here.

Upcoming Events

Cinem’Art”: Emotions in Cinema, film screenings at Louvre Abu Dhabi, 19 June, 26 June and 3 July. Free entry, booking required.

Inspired by the new Children’s Museum exhibition Emotions! The new art adventure at Louvre Abu Dhabi, children and families are invited to watch a series of enchanting films in the museum’s auditorium. On three successive Saturdays (19 June, 26 June and 3 July), there be a screening of five short films on a loop followed by a different feature film. Complementing the exhibition, each film shows how, young or old, a deeper connection to our feelings can help us navigate the world.

Cemented Sky. Zawyeh Gallery, Warehouse 27, Al Serkal Avenue, until August 21.

An exhibition by the young emerging Palestinian artist Yazan Abu Salameh that explores a geography with distant horizons and density of structures. A wall upon a wall and a concrete block over another, the melancholy of the urban environment, as a byproduct of military occupation, manifests in Abu Salameh’s artworks. They emit ambivalence of feelings, self reflection and irony combined with an overwhelming presence of concrete, not only as a form but also as a subject and metaphor.

CINEMAS 3rd edition, Manarat Al Saadiyat. Final Day (June 26). Tickets Required.

The story continues at Manarat Al Saadiyat this year with #CineMAS in its third edition! The best of independent world cinema; inspiring films, exploring 8 different themes, followed by a programme of talks and film dialogues led by renowned regional and international speakers from the film community.

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