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The annual Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is back again for its fourth year and will be taking place from the 9th and 16th of December 2007. The eight-day festival will be the largest year yet, with a comprehensive array of international cinema and a large line-up of Arabic films from the Gulf States, the Levant, and North Africa. In all, there are 141 films from 52 different countries at the festival, with a total of 16 world premieres.

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Dubai Film Festival 2007 Program Schedule

The DIFF program is divided into three main sections - Gala Screenings, Film Programs, and Special Events. The Gala Screenings will be held each night of the DIFF at Madinat Jumeirah and outstanding films will be shown. The Film Programs is the main section of the DIFF program which showcases films, documentaries, and shorts. The Special Events will have social events and panel discussions.
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Dubai Film Festival 2007 Film Screening Schedule, Venues and Tickets

Movies screened at DIFF 2007 will be screened at Grand Cineplex near Garhood Bridge, Cinestar Cinemas in the Mall of the Emirates, Madinat Jumeirah (Madinat Arena and the Madinat Theatre), and the Dubai Media City (DMC) Amphitheatre. View Daily Screening Schedule...

DIFF Box Offices are located at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, the lobby of the CNN building at Dubai Media City, Cinestar at Mall of the Emirates, and the Grand Cineplex. All Box Offices are open from 10:00 to 22:00 pm, with the exception of the CNN Building, which will open from 10:00 to 18:00. You can also purchase ticekts online at, while the DIFF phone sales line can be reached on 04-367-6701, and is open from 10:00 to 18:00 before the festival and 10:00 to 21:00 during the festival.

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2007-12-17 - DIFF signs off in style with 'The Kite Runner' - Khaleej Times
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More About the Dubai Film Festival 2007

DIFF Muhr Awards Competition
Dubai Film Festival will continue its Arab Film Competition to recognize regional and international Arab filmakers, with prize gives aways for totalling US$ 300,000 to recipients of the Muhr Award, which are selected by a prestigious international jury. The awards are categories into Muhr Feature Film Award, Muhr Documentary Award, and Short Films Award, and the winners films will be shown on the last day of the festival.

DIFF 2007 Celebrity Attendants
Attendances of the Dubai Film Festival 2007 include George Clooney (actor), Sharon Stone (actress), Danny Glover (actor), Im Kwon-Taek (director), Michelle Yeoh (actress), Hayden Christiansen (actor), Paulo Coelho (novelist), Youssef Chahine (filmmaker), Giselle Khoury (commentator), Rayda Jacobs (director), Gloria Estefan (singer), Emilio Estefan (actor), Laura Ramsey (actor), Tony Shalhoub (filmmaker), Brooke Adams (filmmaker), Laila Rouass, Henry O (actor), Chris Doyle (cinematographer), Katharina Thalbach (actor), Kierston Wareing (actor), Zhao Benshan (comedian), Sylvia Perez, Abrina Bosman (actress).

Cinema Against Aids Dubai
This event has been added to Dubail International Film Festival 2007, which will feature a rare and unusual luxury items that will be auctioned at the fundraising event. The auction will raise funds for The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), the world’s leading organization dedicated to the HIV/AIDS research, prevention, education, and public policy advocacy. amfAR Fundraising Chair Sharon Stone will preside over the envent, assisted by event chairs Michelle Yeoh, Abdul Majid al Fahim, and Satjiv S. Chahil. Individual seats for the event start at USD 2,000, and can be purchased via telephone on 04-367-6716. more information...

DIFF 2007 Sponsors
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai Duty Free, Emirates Airlines, and Dubai Pearl are principal sponsors, while Etisalat, Dubai First, and Dubai International Financial Centre [DIFC] are presenting sponsors. Other sponsors of DIFF 2007 include Emirates Bank, Arabain Radio Network [ARN], Dubai Media Incorporated, MBC, NBD, Motivate Publishing, HP, Gulf News, Film Works, Al Nasr Publishing, MAC, RTA, BrownBook, FedEx, JBM, Freej, Real Media and Bateaux Dubai.

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