Free screenings, university workshops from Sept 30 in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah, Dubai

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The Dubai International Film Festival, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, is partnering with the American Mission to the UAE to present eight powerful documentaries from the American Documentary Showcase to audiences across the emirates. All screenings are […]

DIFF honourees shine at Cannes Film Festival

Cast and Crew of Microphone at DIFF 2010

Talented filmmakers from Egypt, who won honour and recognition at various editions of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), are leading the country’s first-ever special tribute at Cannes Film Festival. To be held from May 11 to 22, the prestigious Cannes Film Festival is hosting Egypt as its first-ever annual country of honour setting a […]

DIFF empowers 12 filmmakers from the Arab world with over US$110,000 in Dubai Film Connection Awards

DIFF announces Producers Network Award, Film Clinic Award, Screen Institute Beirut Award, Desert Door DIFF Work In Progress Award, Arte France Cinema Award and DIFF Award The seventh edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the winners of the Dubai Film Connection Awards, which opens doors to directors of Levant, Maghreb, Gulf […]

DIFF’s Dubai Film Connection 2010 selects 15 projects for production support from 130 submissions

Three DFC projects part of the festival film programme Since launch in 2007, DFC has supported over 52 projects – 15 of them completed The Dubai Film Connection, the co-production market of the Dubai International Film Festival, has selected 15 new regional film projects for potential production support from over 130 submissions from Lebanon, Egypt, […]

DIFF announces the winners of the first Poster Competition

The Dubai International Film Festival, ongoing through Dec. 19, has announced the winners of the poster competition, which invited individuals around the Gulf region to ‘Capture the Essence of DIFF.’ The winners, selected by a panel of experts based on creativity, originality, and relevance, are: Midori Yoshino, Hala Gebran, Harold Bravo Cabansag, Shamsa Al Nabooda, […]

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority underscores patronage for film industry at Dubai International Film Festival 2010

The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated authority for culture, arts, and heritage, is supporting the seventh Dubai International Film Festival, in keeping with its commitment to drive and strengthen the growth of the city’s cultural and artistic scene. Saeed Al Nabouda, Acting Director General, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority said: […]

Dubai International Film Festival celebrates Emirati talent

Muhr Emirati Filmmakers at DIFF 2010

In a powerful demonstration of the evolution and growth achieved by the UAE film industry, the seventh Dubai International Film Festival on Tuesday hosted 15 Emirati filmmakers whose films – including features, documentaries and shorts – are being screened at the festival. “These directors are also competing for the first Muhr Emirati awards introduced at […]