Watch exclusive screenings from films, shows, and anime at the Middle East Film and Comic Con 2020, including the Oscar-winning movie "Parasite".
3 March 2020| Last updated on 3 March 2020
MEFCC will not be cancelled this year.
Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC), the region's biggest annual festival of all things film, gaming, art, and pop culture, is returning from March 5 - 7 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
On top of a must-see line-up of stars including Disney Aladdin's Mena Massoud and DC Superman's Brandon Routh, artist alleys, cosplay competitions, live performances, brands, workshops, Dubai Comic Con is also bringing special previews and screenings to attendees.
The Theatre at MEFCC is a dedicated cinema space for exclusive showings from film, TV, and anime, as well as host to various interactive sessions including celebrity and guest Q&As.
Although the coronavirus has led to the postponement or cancellation of several UAE events, Dubai Comic Con will still geek on. In a statement from the organisers, it assured con-goers that MEFCC is "staying up-to-date and following all safety advice recommended by UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, as well as the World Health Organisation."
"Based on these official sources of update and guidance, it is business as usual for us and we look forward to welcoming all our visitors this weekend," it added.
The Dubai World Trade Centre has also installed thermal cameras and will provide hand sanitising stations at the venue.
Thursday March 5
Hobby Nation Panel
Join a community that lives and breathes pop culture at the Hobby Nation Panel, where participants are invited to discuss the latest news and content in the film, comics, gaming, and pop culture sphere.
Brought to you by Manga Productions is an animated feature of a young girl named Zarqaa Alyamama.
She lives in old najd and is known for her sharp vision that allows her to see miles and miles. To protect the town from incoming invaders, Zarqaa's special power is used, but recently she's been giving false news about the attacks...
Tower of God
A Crunchyroll and MEFCC exclusive, fans of the hit comic series can preview the anime at Dubai Comic Con. Tower of God charts the tale of a girl named Rachel who wanted to climb the towers to see the stars.
Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna
Taking place five years after the events of "Digimon Adventure tri," the latest installment follows protagonist Tai on the cusp of adulthood, discovering that with age his bonds with his Digimon will ultimately transform.
Catch this exclusive, first 5-minutes preview before its regional release in the future!
After sweeping the festival scenes including the highly coveted Academy Award for Best Picture 2020, the South Korean film "Parasite" has proven itself to be a must-see film. If you've yet to watch the movie in cinemas or you're craving for a re-watch, Dubai Comic Con will be screening the whole film.
The award-winning movie follows the unemployed Kim family with a bleak future ahead of them, and the string of mishaps they encounter once they've crossed paths with the wealthy Park family.
Friday March 6
Cartoon Network Exclusives for the Little Heroes
A fun-filled screening for the whole family, visit Cartoon Network's theatre to enjoy episodes from children's favourites - We Bare Bears, Adventure Time, and DC Superhero Girls.
In this exhilarating short film, audience members will see a deadly situation unfold at a highway barbershop when a barber realises that his customer isn't who he seems.
A sci-fi feature featuring Ex Nihilo Robotics' salesperson Cybele who encounters a robot prototype of MIDAS. When MIDAS wakes up and surprises her, the encounter causes her to feel a connection she didn’t think was possible.
Saturday March 7
Cartoon Network Exclusives for the Little Heroes
Enjoy part two of this fun-filled family screening of the most loved shows on Cartoon Network today, including We Bare Bears, DC Superhero Girls, and Adventure Time.
MEFCC Presents: The World of Cosplay
Taking place the day after MEFCC's Cosplay Competition, the panel will feature this year's cosplay superstars in an insightful session, including an audience Q&A.
My Next Life As a Villainess
Based on the popular screwball rom-com Japanese novel comes an animated adaptation of My Next Life As a Villainess.
When wealthy, cruel, and malicious Katarina Claes is hit in the head and recovers the memories of her past life, she discovers she is currently living in a video game... where she is the main villain destined to spoil the protagonist's life and romance. Katarina remembers that as the villainess of the game, her destiny involves death.
Follow Katarina's adventure as she tries to avoid her fate and give herself a happy ending.
Disney Pixar's Onward
Watch Disney and Pixar's latest suburban fantasy movie featuring two elf brothers who embark on a quest to find out whether magic is still alive.
The seats are limited, so be sure to be there early at The Theatre to secure your space as it's first come, first served!
Tickets on sale
Are you ready to experience the region's biggest pop culture festival? If you haven't booked your tickets yet, you're only one step away from getting access to all the epic action this year.
MEFCC tickets are available from PlatinumList, Virgin Megastore online, and any Virgin Megastore branch in the UAE.
Prices start from AED 115 for single-day tickets, with special family packages from AED 345.
VIP tickets are available in Bronze, Silver, and Gold, each giving you three-day access to MEFCC, free passes to at least one celebrity meet and greet, VIP swag bag, fast tract access to all zones, and much, much more!
For more information, visit: https://www.mefcc.com/