Filmmakers are in a frenzy as DIFF invites submissions for this year's star-studded event
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is now accepting submissions for its 11th edition. Following its decennial edition in 2013, DIFF is inviting filmmakers from across the Arab world to participate in its December 10th to 17th festival, which is best known for discovering and showcasing the best of Arab and international cinema.
DIFF is now accepting entries for its flagship Muhr competition for feature fiction and non-fiction; and short films originating from the United Arab Emirates and the Arab world which will compete for the prestigious Muhr Awards.
Complementing the Muhr competition, Muhr Emirati stands out for being the only dedicated competition for cinema and talent from the UAE and has grown by 50% since last year, reflecting a significant increase in submissions from strong first-time filmmakers.
Each year DIFF presents new cinema from the Arab world and beyond, introducing audiences to fresh new talent and original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking.
Narrative features, documentaries and short films directed by a filmmaker of Arab nationality or origin are all eligible for entry, and filmmakers have until September 25th, 2014, to enter their films. Films must have been produced after September 2013.
All festival submissions can be made online via the DIFF website; www.dubaifilmfest.com.