Day 1 – Thursday 6th April
13.30 – 13.45 Valerian Exclusive Sneak Peak
Unique opportunity for VIPs to see the trailer and additional materials of the upcoming movie, Valerian, before anyone else in the region!
14.00 – 14.45
SyFy Channel Screening
Time to see some exclusive material from your favorite science fiction channel!
15.00 – 15.45
A chat with a cosplayer (Arabic/English)
Anas aka Ayox is a dedicated cosplayer looking to take things to the next level using his martial arts skills
16.00 – 17.00
Cursed (Arabic/English)
All the way from Saudi Arabia, the Sci-Fi drama creators are here to tell you all about bringing a movie idea to life
17.15 – 17.30
Valerian Exclusive Sneak Peak
See the new trailer and additional materials of the upcoming movie, Valerian, before everyone else, only at MEFCC!
17.45 – 18.45
Creating Comics at Home
Meet the teams behind some of the most talked about comics to come out of our region with the creators of Wayl, Star Bastard and more!
19.00 – 20.00
Movie Magic
Join award winning movie heroes Mustafa Abbas, Reshel Shah, Faisal Hashmi and more for this insightful look at creating movies in the region, for the world
20.15 – 21.15
FOX Screening – Outcast
Be the first to see the latest episode of this supernatural thriller before anyone else!

Workshop Room 1

15.00 The Business of Art – J Ryu
Have you ever thought of turning your love for art into a career? If you have, join J Ryu as he gives you a breakdown of the basics of turning your passion into a business.
16.00 Real Life Drawing – Des Taylor
Is pop art something you follow? Then don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from the master of his trade, Des Taylor and get some real life practice of ‘live’ drawing with the the master of retro pop style.
17.00 Animation for Television and Film – Mark Kistler & Tom Bancroft
Dabbling around in the field of animation? Go back to basics with Mark Kistler and Tom Bancroft who will tell you all about the ups and downs, tips and tricks and give you valuable insight in the world of animating for Television and Film.
18.00 Creating Comic Strips – Guy Gilchrist
If you’re not interested in writing a full-on comic book, then perhaps comic strips are more up your alley. Who better than Guy Gilchrist, who has 20 years of experience creating the famous Nancy comic strip, to tell you how to go about it.
19.00 Draw Like a Disney Pro – James C. Mulligan
Did you spend days in class doodling your Disney favorites on the back of your notebook? It is time to take your drawings to the next level with the teachings of the Disney artist, James C. Mulligan, who will be giving you tips and pointers to help you draw like a Disney Pro

Workshop Room 2

Building a World within a World: A Fan Fiction Workshop with Yasmine Mehio
Three different types of fan fiction and how to get started on writing your own.
Casting Call – Miranda Davidson
Is being an actor or actress your dream job? Then you don’t want to miss out on the workshop with Miranda Davidson, who will give you tips and crucial advice on how to get cast in movies and screenplays and skyrocket to the big screens.
Creating Custom Toys – J Ryu & Jon-Paul Kaiser
Toys are no longer only for children. The custom and collectible toy industry has picked up in the last years and become a successful venture for custom toy artists J Ryu and Jon Paul Kaiser.   And they’ll tell you exactly how they did it and how you could do it too.
Designing For Sculptors – Kan Supabanpot & Skan Srisuwan
Designing for sculptures is much more complicated than designing something for a flat surface. Industry experts Kan Subapanpot and Skan Srisuwan are here to tell you exactly how to do it.
Arabic Voice Acting – Tarek and Mohammad Al Aribi
Do you have a beautiful voice that you have dreamed of being recorded for a movie or TV show? The father-son duo, Tarek and Mohammad Al Aribi have been in the industry for as long as we can remember, so who better would we call in to give you advice in that field.