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We'd like to welcome you to the official website of actor and film director Nawaf Al Janahi. This website is designed to be the main source of information about him and his work. Here you can find his latest news, and get a closer look at his films.


Latest News


::   12 August 2017   ::

Nawaf Al Janahi will attend Hakaya Misk Festival, which will be held in Riyadh from 14 to 20 August 2017. Under Faradees umbrella, Al Janahi will give a talk about Emirati cinema history, and a session on film aesthetics. For more information click here.


::   15 June 2017   ::

Still in Spain, "Sea Shadow" will be screened twice in the New Filmmakers From the UAE film series, hosted by Casa Arabe in Madrid. For more information click here.


::   25 May 2017   ::

Going to a new country, "Sea Shadow" meets the audience in Spain for the first time as it is officially selected in the 10th edition of Granada Film Festival - Cine del Sur, running from 3 to 10 June 2017. For more information click here.

Previous Highlights


::   1 April 2016   ::

Nawaf Al Janahi announced on Facebook and Twitter that he has written a feature film called "Blackness", an Egyptian story about revenge.


::   15 October 2015   ::

Nawaf Al Janahi is a jury member of the main feature film competition in the 51st edition of Chicago International Film Festival, which runs from 15 to 29 October 2015. For more information click here.


::   8 December 2013   ::

"Sea Shadow" is a best seller in Virgin UAE for more than two months.


::   1 December 2011   ::

"Sea Shadow" enters today its 3rd week in cinemas in UAE and across the Gulf. Competing with Hollywood blockbusters, the film had a unique wide attendance from multi-national audience, reaching in its first week the 2nd place in the top 5 movies in UAE, the biggest cinema market in the Arab world.

Sea Shadow



:: "Smashes stereotypes of UAE" - Essam Zakaria (film critic, Egypt)


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