DIFF announces annual painting competition for school students

  The Dubai International Film Festival, the leading film festival in the region, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has announced its annual painting competition for school students.

Students aged 5 to 12 years from schools across Dubai and the UAE can submit their paintings, drawings, or posters, in any medium including watercolours, acrylic and oil paints, and crayons, under the theme ‘What’s your favourite movie and what did you learn from it?’

Twenty-four selected winners will receive family invitations for four members each to DIFF’s ‘Cinema for Children’ red carpet gala, and their works will be displayed during the Festival. The winning works will also be featured, with credits, in DIFF’s 2012 annual tabletop calendar.

In addition, 75 students will be selected to receive tickets to attend screenings at DIFF, while the school with the maximum number of entries will receive a Certificate of Recognition.

Participating schools must certify that all works submitted are original and created without assistance. Entries must be submitted by November 1, 2011 to: DIFF Painting Competition, Dubai International Film Festival, Building No. 2, Dubai Media City, P. O. Box 502600, Dubai – UAE. The winners will be awarded at a special ceremony on DIFF’s annual Cultural Bridge Day.

The eighth edition of DIFF will be held from Dec. 7 to 14, 2011, in association with Dubai Studio City. Dubai Duty Free, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai Pearl, Emirates Airline and Madinat Jumeirah, the home of the Dubai International Film Festival, are the principal sponsors of DIFF. The Festival is supported by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.

Accreditation for the Festival is now open. For more details, log on to www.dubaifilmfest.com. For more and updated information about DIFF, please visit www.dubaifilmfest.com

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