14 March 2022 | Expo 2020 Dubai | 10.00am UAE time

Opening Ceremony Expo 2020 Dubai

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Ajman Film Biennale
URBAN VISIONS. Architecture and the Future of Cities

An international short film festival showcasing outstanding submissions from around the world, the first of its kind in the Gulf and surrounding Arab region. The festival will create an attractive, competitive atmosphere in the Emirate, drawing in tourists and champions of industry.

Under the patronage of
His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid AlNuaimi
Chairman of the Ajman Municipality and Planning Department

10.00am Registration

11.00am Greetings from Festival Host / Event MC
Zainab Alajmi, Sama Dubai TV

11.05am Welcoming Address
Dr Mohammed BinOmair, Ajman Municipality and Planning Department, UAE

11.15am Introduction by the curator
Dr Luisa Bravo, City Space Architecture, Italy

11.25am Honours to sponsors and jury members

11.45am Announcement of the winning films and screenings

Panel discussion with jury members
Moderator Dr Luisa Bravo, City Space Architecture, Italy

Marwa Adbelaziz, PDC Group Owner & CEO
Rashad Bukhash, Chairman of the Architectural Heritage Society
Nadine Bitar, Senior Advisor in Sustainable Urban Development
Fadel AlMeheiri, Founder, Tent Picture Productions
Afra Al Marar, Founder & Creative Director, Toaster Productions
Mustafa Abbas, Writer and Director

13.00pm Closing remarks