Spike Lee coming to Dubai’s ON.DXB festival

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Spike Lee coming to Dubai’s ON.DXB festival

Oscar-winning movie director and social activist Spike Lee has been announced as the top billing speaker at the massive ON.DXB creative festival heading to Dubai next month. English grime legend Kano has also committed to closing the festival with a special performance.

ON.DXB will be taking place between Thursday November 21 and Saturday 23 for Dubai’s film, TV, music and video gaming creatives. Set in Studio City, the event is designed to support the growth of the media industry in Dubai, and help identify talent in the media, entertainment and content industries.

And they’re getting one of the finest creative minds in history in to help inspire the next generation of filmmakers and writers. Spike Lee, the Oscar-winning director behind movies like BlacKkKlansman, Malcolm X and Do The Right Thing will be taking part in An Audience With Spike Lee in the ON.DXB dedicated film theatre in front of 1,000 creatives, professionals and film fans, during which he’ll chat about his 30-year journey, to becoming an Academy Award-winning director in 2019 for Best Adapted Screenplay for the aforementioned BlacKkKlansman.

In addition, English grime sensation Kano, the “King of Grime”, will be performing on the main stage on Saturday November 23, having recently sold out London’s Royal Albert Hall. He’ll also be supported by UAE-based Somali rapper FREEK – who’s part of the rapidly-growing Dubai hip-hop scene.

Elsewhere there will be appearances and speeches from other personalities in the business including Liza Koshy – the YouTuber, actor and producer with more than 25 million subscribers – and MjrmGames, the huge regional gaming streamer.

The open Call for Content from ON.DXB attracted more than 250 submissions from around the region, and around the world, and industry judges are in the process of selecting the best submissions to be showcased across the festival.

Set across two main zones, ON.DXB will feature loads of different stages for panels, discussions, debates and keynotes from some of the creative world’s most influential professionals, while there’s also going to be loads of different technology demonstrations, as well as big musical performances (i.e. Kano), and film screenings.

Tickets are available now from Dhs100.
Dhs100. Nov 21-23. Dubai Studio City, ondxbfest.com.

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