'Oscars of the Arab world' in planning

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Arab world ready to stage the first ever Arab film and TV awards.

Medium Enterprises just announced that they are planning for the first Arab Film and TV Awards (AFTVA) to launch in February 2015. This annual event will take place in a different country every year, with an aim to help promote, support and develop film and television talent in the Middle East.

The London-based firm’s chairman James Black said: "Through the awards we are committed to promote Arab culture worldwide and want to introduce the international film community to the growing and emerging film and TV making talent that the Middle East has to offer, along with the state of the art facilities that are now available in the region for film makers and television companies worldwide."

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