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Star-studded attractions and powerful documentaries including a 900-minute history of film at DIFF’s ‘Cinema of the World’ showcase

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, DIFF’s ... at this DIFF will be British director Mark Cousins’ Story of Film: An Odyssey . Thirteen episodes ... Norman Lloyd (Steambath; The Name of the Game), DIFF 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award honouree Amitabh ...

Press Release - 05/12/2011 - 10:06 - comment 0

Danish hip-hop band Outlandish to perform at DIFF’s Opening Night ‘Rhythm & Reels’ at The Walk

and Ruler of Dubai, DIFF opens with a red carpet ceremony to be attended by a bevy of Arab, Hollywood ... of DIFF, which marks the integral harmony of films and cinema. After the concert, Dubai’s own DJ Neville ... the sound of early jazz. DIFF 2011 will screen 171 films from 56 nations representing the best ...

Press Release - 07/12/2011 - 06:58 - comment 0

Inspiring true stories of personal, societal struggles take centrestage in DIFF’s Muhr Asia Africa Documentary segment

world premiere at DIFF 2011 is Indonesian director Shalahuddin Siregar’s The Land Beneath the Fog, about ... of times, and the people who supported them. Both films make their Middle East Premiere at DIFF 2011. ... The film will make its GCC Premiere at DIFF. Nashen Moodley, Director of the Asia Africa Programme ...

Press Release - 04/12/2011 - 07:09 - comment 0

Over 220 films participate in DIFF’s Dubai Filmmart for global distribution and outreach

2010 edition. Industry buyers at DIFF will have one of the strongest repertoires of films to choose from including 103 films screened at DIFF, 43 films from the Gulf Film Festival, and 78 ... and distribute film content globally," he added. The selection of films from DIFF available ...

Press Release - 26/12/2010 - 17:03 - comment 0

DIFF’s Rhythm & Reels celebrates legends in world music

Khcheich, Massar Egbari and Y-Crew to a mariachi ensemble specially flown in from Mexico. The DIFF 2010 ... The Doors, as well as leading underground acts from Egypt. Screening at DIFF venues at the Mall of the Emirates and the new DIFF outdoor venue, The Walk at JBR, Rhythm & Reels will feature 11 films – four ...

28/11/2010 - 10:10 - comment 0

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

are in production. DIFF 2010 will screen three films completed through DFC, highlighting the festival's ... Pandya, DIFF Managing Director, said: "The most striking aspect of Dubai Film Connection is the high ... deals at our Dubai Filmmart. This highlights how DIFF has established its credentials as a full-fledged ...

Press Release - 26/12/2010 - 17:00 - comment 0

DIFF’s Dubai Film Market ranks over international film markets, says survey

platform at Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF 2009), ranks on par or above other similar ... (DIFF 2009), ranks on par or above other similar international film markets, a survey conducted during DIFF has revealed. More than 88 per cent of the participants expressed their confidence ...

16/05/2010 - 16:09 - comment 0

Filmmakers are in a frenzy as DIFF invites submissions for this year's star-studded event

(DIFF) is now accepting submissions for its 11th edition. Following its decennial edition in 2013, DIFF ... is best known for discovering and showcasing the best of Arab and international cinema. DIFF is now ... increase in submissions from strong first-time filmmakers. Each year DIFF presents new cinema from ...

04/09/2014 - 05:00 - comment 0

DIFF 2014 dates announced! Here's to hoping Cate Blanchett comes back this year

Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced that the 11th edition of the festival will run ... demonstrated astonishing growth with the decennial edition DIFF’s most successful year to date, with attendance growing by 150% since the inaugural edition in 2004. DIFF’s Friends of the Festival (FOTF) ...

10/02/2014 - 15:52 - comment 0

dubai international film festival raises dubai’s visibility at cannes

towards the Region The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) wrapped up its participation ... Festival (DIFF) wrapped up its participation at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival with a series of networking ... management hosted productive industry gatherings that confirmed DIFF’s international positioning ...

16/05/2010 - 17:54 - comment 0