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DIFF Director visits Cairo Festival and DIFF Box Office Sales
The Dubai International Film Festival director and CEO, Neil Stephenson, participated in the opening of the 29th Cairo Film Festival, which happened on November 29, to reinforce ties between the two festivals. Tickets for DIFF 2005 have been going fast, with more than 10 screenings reaching standby-only, with the gala screening of "Water" being the first. 42% of tickets have been sold through the DIFF box office locations, 33% have been sold online, and the remaining 25% have been sold through phone sales.
Date - Thu, December 8th 2005

Saudi Arabian Animated Short at DIFF
The Saudi Arabian animated short "Attention", which is the only entry to this year's Dubai International Film Festival, will make have its Middle East premiere at DIFF and focuses on the impact of terrorism on future generations of children. The three-minute film was written, produced, and directed by first-time Syrian director Akram Agha.
Date - Fri, December 2nd 2005

Screen on the Green
Dubai Media City's outdoor Amphitheater will have the screening of films from December 12th to 16th, which includes "Baraka", "Bosta" (AutoBus), "Elizabethtown", "Howl's Moving Castle" and "Mad Hot Ballroom". Admission will be for free and there will be seating for the first 1,000 people.
Date - Wed, November 30th 2005

Opening Gala Screening and Film Screening Schedule
The Middle East premiere of the award-winning Palestinian suicide bomber drama "Al Janah Al Aan (Paradise Now)" will open DIFF 2005 on December 11th at 8pm. The film screening schedule for days 2 to 7 have been added to the site.
Date - Mon, November 28th 2005

Buying Dubai Film Festival 2005 Tickets
Ticket prices have now been set to Dhs. 50 for gala screenings and Dhs. 20 for regular screenings. You can purchase six regular screening tickets for the price of five and students with ID can purchase regular screening tickets for Dhs. 15 each. You can now purchase DIFF tickets by calling the DIFF Call Center at 04-367-6701 or securely online with your VISA or MasterCard.
Date - Mon, November 28th 2005

Contemporary Arab Films at DIFF 2005
Films from DIFF's 'Arabian Nights' section will include "Massaker", a psycho-political study of the perpetrators of the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camp massacres in 1982; "October 17, 1961", a film retracing a seminal episode during the Algerian War of independence; "La Ultima Luna" (The Last Moon), a Chilean production about a village in Palestine in the years during and after the first world war; and "Kiss Me Not", a modern-day look at a woman’s burden in Egyptian society.
Date - Fri, November 25th 2005

First Iraq Post-Saddam feature film debuting at DIFF
"Underexposure" is the first feature filmed in Baghdad after the fall of Saddam Hussein, and focuses on the lives, hearts and minds of those living in Iraq after the war. It will be featured in DIFF's new 'Dubai Discoveries' program.
Date - Tue, November 22nd 2005

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