Dubai Film Festival

Dubai International Film Festival

Dubai opens one of the finest means of interconnecting different cultures around the world through its annual Dubai International Film Festival which is geared towards unifying different cinematic skills and talents all around the world. Considered the most glamorous and innovative of all Dubai attractions, the film fest is a celebration not just of cross-cultural brilliance but also of homegrown talents that try out their potentials in film making and acting. The said event was launched in December 2004 anchoring its opening on the theme Bridging Cultures, Meeting Minds which generally reflects how Dubai opens its course to the world in terms of the movie and film industry.

Moreover, Dubai recognizes the inherent potentials of each nation’s actors and actresses in addition to its mission of posing to the international limelight the best of Arabian talents. The 2009 DIFF is the event’s seventh edition showcasing themed segments which includes Gulf Voices, Arabian Nights, Cinema for Children, Cinema of the World, Cinema of AsiaAfrica, and the Lifetime Achievement and Cinema of India. This year, Crown Prince His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum takes the honorary chairmanship offering US$575,000 in prize money for those who exhibit excellence in different fields like editing, cinematography, music, acting and scriptwriting.

This remarkable Dubai attraction is indeed features two competitive programmes which are Muhr Arab and Muhr AsiaAfrica. In addition to Dubai’s expansion of excellence, it aims to establish partnership with the FIPRESCI or the International Federation of Film Critics for the inclusion of documentaries, shorts and feature. The DIFF committee is positive that the powerful fusion of global cinema will bring forth huge celebrity attendance and will provide the opportunity for DIFF to take the prime spot in the regional film festival circuit. Dubai takes pride of its efforts in uniting world talents in one film festival that Middle East shall treasure for lifetime.

The 7th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival to be held from Dec. 12-19, 2010.