Dubai International Film Festival starts registration for 11th edition

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The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) posted that registration for the 11th edition of the festival is currently open for students, media, and industry professionals. This year’s edition of DIFF will run from December 10 until 17.

Dubai International Film Festival starts registration for 11th edition

Dubai International Film Festival starts registration for 11th edition

DIFF commemorates the best of Arab and worldwide cinema each year, with red carpet premieres, a variety of community daily gala screenings, and family-oriented events, industry workshops and informative panel discussions.

DIFF’s programme comprise a mix of informative documentaries, stimulating independent films, the best in children’s cinema, crowd-pleasing blockbusters and standout Emirati and Arab films.

The Dubai Film Market, DFM, the industry arm of DIFF, continues to assist filmmakers by offering a center for Arab cinema and the best destination for the sale and achievement of Arab films and TV content. This year’s version will bring the MENA region’s key industry players under one roof.

Attended by over 1,800 business delegates from 81 nations last 2013, the DFM proffers a series of engaging and educational workshops and panel discussions, with particular talks that are open to students, the media and the public. Cinetech, DFM’s video library and digital acquisition proposal, will give buyers and sellers more compliant ways to view films and reach out to their rights holders.

Each year, DIFF also gives over 700 students and residents, who are fanatical regarding the cinema industry, with an unrivalled chance to be part of the festival through proposing their services.

The 11th edition of DIFF will be an eight-day festival of the year’s most prominent Arab and worldwide films, stimulating deliberations with filmmakers and critics, as well as a large amount of industry and community events commemorating the art of cinema. The region’s filmmaking society will profit from new plans such as the Dubai Distribution Programme, which secures distribution for chosen Arab titles from DIFF’s 2014 film programme.

Mohamed Dekkak