Gulf Film was established in 1989 as a film distributor of major studio productions and independent movies in both Arabic and English, marketing films to audiences across the region. The company distributes, over 120 titles a year, cementing its position as the leading distributor in the Middle East by far. A constant presence at global film festivals such as Cannes Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Gulf Film manages a dynamic and award-winning film portfolio.
Recognizing the potential of film exhibition, in 2000 Gulf Film expanded its industry portfolio with the creation of Grand Cinemas. Re-inaugurated in 2014 as Novo Cinemas, it is today one of the largest cinema chains in the Middle East.
Gulf Film aims to offer a comprehensive range of films to existing and new markets. Built on the foundation of nearly three decades of experience within the film distribution and exhibition industry, Gulf Film introduced Proddigi - a digital subtitling and post-production studio.
Dubai-based Proddigi, which in 2003 introduced the region’s first laser subtitling lab and since then has made a smooth transition to digital subtitling. Upgraded to perform the full-service offerings of a post-production house.
Gulf Film has diligently built and nurtured relationships with major Hollywood studios and independent filmmakers. These valued relationships have not only allowed the company to grow and strengthen its market position but also allowed the medium of film and cinema to grow successfully across the region.
Gulf Film maintains long-standing partnerships with global powerhouses such as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), STX Entertainment, EuropaCorp and StudioCanal to name a few.
Gulf Film is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Digital Subtitling and Post-Production
Built on the foundation of over two decades of experience within the film distribution and exhibition industry, PRODDIGI is a digital subtitling and postproduction studio catering to the international market.
Dubai-based PRODDIGI is a division of Gulf Film, which in 2003 introduced the region’s first laser subtitling lab and since then has made a smooth transition to digital subtitling. Upgraded to perform the full-service offerings of a post-production house, the lab was re-introduced in 2013 as PRODDIGI, the only complete solution for film studios, distributors and broadcasters delivering content to the global audience.
Virtual Network Theatre
Control what you play on every screen - virtually
Your theatre network made virtual, The Link is the Middle East’s first fully-managed theatrical content delivery system. The revolutionary service aims to provide film exhibitors and distributors with a more controlled, time efficient and cost-effective means of managing the flow of content to audiences region-wide.
An integrated solution for all theatres
The days of time-consuming manual tasks and redundant manpower are long behind us. The Link dramatically simplifies theatrical exhibition, migrating existing cinema circuits from a collection of individual multiplexes to an integrated network of screens.
Built by the industry, for the industry
Designed from the ground up by industry experts with decades of experience in the local market, The Link uses secure encrypted servers on a fiber optic backbone provided by Etisalat. The service has already proven to be a success, its implementation throughout the region’s largest chain of cinemas (Novo Cinemas) having shown outstanding results.