Winners of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival's Black Pearl Awards in the three competition categories will be announced tonight.
The ceremony marking the grand finale of the eighth edition of ADFF was held at Emirates Palace at 19:00 and was followed by the premiere of the Disney studios animation picture, "Big Hero 6", the first ever public screening of the film in 3D.
The Black Pearl Award winners will be announced in the Narrative Features, New Horizons and Documentary Competitions. Additionally, juries will announce the winners of the Child Protection Award, the Our World Competition, the Fipresci and Netpac Award, as well as the Audience Award. There will be screenings of the Black Pearl winning films on November 1st at VOX cinemas.
The last film of the Special Programme section The Arab Diaspora was screened yesterday, Josef Fares' 2000 feature "Jalla! Jalla!" (Vox 2, 21:30), as well as the final film in this year's Hommage to Francois Truffaut, the restored 1970 film, "The Wild Child" (Vox 2, 19:30).