The eighth 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, has opened registration for students, media, and industry delegates from across the world.
Accredited delegates receive access to the Festival’s diverse offerings, from its public screenings and events to its industry-oriented workshops, panel discussions, networking sessions and events. In 2010, DIFF accredited more than 3,600 industry, media and student delegates from more than 60 nations.
While returning delegates will receive personalised login information from the Festival, first-timers can register via the DIFF website.
Students must also submit a letter from their university or the appropriate faculty member.
Accredited industry delegates can access the Festival’s comprehensive film market, the Dubai Film Market, which includes the Dubai Film Forum, dedicated to talent development; Dubai Film Connection, the co-production market; Enjaaz, the post-production programme and the Dubai Filmmart, the Festival’s trade and distribution platform.
Online registration for media and students is free; free industry registration continues until November 5, 2011.
DIFF is held 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.