The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is an annual film festival founded in 2004 held each December in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The seven or eight
day non-for-profit event screens between 100-150 feature films, documentaries, and shorts organized into different program sections at various theatrical venues, including
its main venue - Madinat Jumeirah Resort. The theme of the festival is 'Bridging Cultures, Meeting Minds' and focuses on promoting better understanding and mutual respect
between different communities and countries, in addition to promoting Arab filmmaking. Now the festival is an important meeting point for international and regional filmmakers
and industry professionals setting the foundation for potential future collaborations.