The founding sponsors of Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) including Dubai Duty Free, Emirates Airlines and Madinat Jumeirah have reaffirmed their support for the 13th edition of the festival.
Speaking on the ongoing support of the founding sponsors, Abdulhamid Juma, Chairman of DIFF said: “The transformation of the festival into a world-leading event in just 13 years is incredible, and it is testament to the unwavering support of our generous sponsors and industry leaders Dubai Duty Free, Emirates Airlines and Madinat Jumeirah. As we proudly enter into our 2016 edition, we look forward to working together to support and invest in the remarkable regional industry as well as showcase the best the world of film has to offer right here in Dubai.”
Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free, on the partnership with DIFF said: “It is incredible to see how far DIFF has come in the past 13 years in terms of global recognition within the film industry. This success is due in no small part to the commitment of the dedicated DIFF team in making this a truly international festival which also nurtures regional talent. I am looking forward to this year’s festival and the world class cinema that we will see.”
Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President – Commercial Operations, Centre stated: “The Festival has grown from strength to strength over the last 13 years, to become a formidable force on the region’s cultural landscape today, and a voice of authority on Middle Eastern cinema. Emirates is proud to share in that success as a founding sponsor. In building bridges and connecting cultures from all around the world – the Festival shares a vision with Emirates to join people with their passions. The global appeal of cinema and the love of travel both serve to fuel the imagination and spark conversations, which is why the relationship between the Festival and Emirates is an enduring one.”
Stefan Leser, Group Chief Executive Officer of Jumeirah Group commented: “Madinat Jumeirah is proud to be the home of DIFF for the 13th year running. The Dubai International Film Festival demonstrates once again that Dubai is a leading cultural destination and Jumeirah is delighted to support this celebration of some of the world’s most exciting film making and creative industries. It is a truly international occasion attracting to Dubai the very best in cinema talent, as well as film enthusiasts from across the world, many of whom attend this unique event year after year.”
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