American film writer-director Spike Lee is seeking international financial support for his films as the American economy is in recession.The controversial director is invited to the The Circle Conference, the second annual international film conference launched yesterday by Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage.

He presented awards for 10 emerging Arabic filmmakers in a reception held last night at Shangri-la hotel, Abu Dhabi. He will be holding a master class tomorrow evening.

Lee told tabloid! in the side line of the conference ”

Inshallah my next film will be in Dubai. I’m open for any plans and ideas. I’m looking for money like every body else… money is tight in the US. The American financial meltdown affects everybody including film making.”