Thank you Butheina Kazim, Founder of Cinema Akil for naming me as a woman that inspires you…in Graziame

Dear Shaded Viewers,’

ASVOFF cocktail at Cannes Palais de Festival

We met in Dubai during Fashion Forward, Butheina interviewed me and we showed and discussed some films. I was so impressed by her, probably my best face to face interview ever, and I immediately asked her if she would consider being on the ASVOFF 8 Jury. She said yes and that, as they say was the beginning of a wonderful friendship.

To be sited as a woman that inspires her,  one of the most successful female entrepreneurs in the Middle East,  is beyond an honour.


Proud Diane

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.