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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.

Dubai International Film Festival Organizers
Mr. Neil Stephenson, Festival Director and CEO
Mr. Ahmad bin Byat, Director General of Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority
Dr. Amina Al Rustamani, CEO of Dubai Media City and Dubai Studio City
Ms. Shivani Pandya, Festival Director for Operations
Ms. Deepa Asnani, Corporate Communications Department

About this Website
This website was setup to provide interested film lovers with news and daily updates to all that is happening with the Dubai Film Festival. The TEN Movies' crew and film critics (Adnan Khan and Faizan Rashid), head out during the days of the festival to give you the news at it happens.

Useful Festival Links
DIFF Profile in Arabic - Middle East Online
Inside Film Online - Ultimate Film Festival Directory
Emirates Film Competition - Annual film competition held by the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation
Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) - Festival begun in 2007 in Abu Dhabi
Gulf Film Festival - Festival begun in 2008 in Dubai for the best in cinema from only Gulf countries
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