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Dubai Film Festival auction raises $1.8mn for AIDS
An auction of celebrity memorabilia on the sidelines of the Dubai International Film Festival raised $1.8 million for the fight against AIDS, the organisers announced on Saturday.
Date - Sun, December 14th 2008 - Arabian Business

DIFF film workshops aim to nurture local talent
Organisers of the fifth Dubai International Film Festival say this year's event will have a stronger focus on fostering and promoting the work of Arab filmmakers through a series of workshops, awards and screenings.
Date - Sun, December 14th 2008 - Arabian Business

Second amfAR bash raises $1.8 mil
A smattering of Hollywood stars made their way out to Dubai's latest attraction, the Atlantis hotel, for the second annual Cinema Against AIDS gala in Dubai, which raised $1.8 million Friday night.
Date - Sat, December 13th 2008 - Hollywood Reporter

Dubai film fest celebrates a cause
The Day 2 at the 5th annual Dubai film festival witnessed stars across the globe coming together, in order to celebrate the excellence in cinema. It wasn't only international stars, who made their presence felt in Dubai but also Indian celebrities walking the red carpet.
Date - Sat, December 13th 2008 - Times Now TV

Celebrities out in force for DIFF opening
The Dubai International Film Festival kicked off its fifth addition on Thursday night with stars from Hollywood, Bolywood and the world of Arab cinema.
Date - Sat, December 13th 2008 - Arabian Business

Arab exhibitors at a crossroads
Boxoffice in the Arab world has never been better, but there's lots of room for improvement, regional exhibition and distribution executives said Saturday in a panel discussion at the Dubai International Film Festival.
Date - Sat, December 13th 2008 - Hollywood Reporter

'Girls of Riyadh' on Serafina's agenda
An adaptation of the best-seller "Girls of Riyadh" and a biopic of cult 1960s author Khalil Gibran ("The Prophet") are among projects German film-fund veteran Susanne Bohnet is developing as part of her new United Arab Emirates- and U.S.-based company, Serafina Releasing.
Date - Sat, December 13th 2008 - Hollywood Reporter

'Peace Mission' gives guided tour of planet's third-largest film...
Quietly producing close to two thousand films per year and rapidly becoming the country's second-largest employer, the Nigerian home video industry is a growing force.
Date - Sat, December 13th 2008 - AME Info

Five films at DIFF 2008 celebrate rule-breaking trailblazers
Cinema has always celebrated heroes, but five special films at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) depict mavericks who instigated massive change, whether by arms, by creativity, or be example.
Date - Sat, December 13th 2008 - AME Info

Muslim immigrant hopes collide in Adhen: Dernier Maquis
The latest film from Algerian-French director Rabah Aimeur-Zaimeche, Adhen: Dernier Maquis, is set in an industrial yard that becomes a strangely beautiful setting for a dispute among Arab and African Muslim immigrants in the Paris suburbs.
Date - Sat, December 13th 2008 - AME Info

Salma Hayek, Goldie Hawn, and Laura Linney help raise $1.8m at...
Event Chairs Salma Hayek, Goldie Hawn and Laura Linney along with Jeffrey Wright, Danny Glover, Harry and Pamela Belafonte, Preity Zinta, Oliver Stone, Terry Gilliam, Giancarlo Giannini, Pierfrancesco Favino and Anna Ferzetti helped raise $1.8m for amfAR at its second annual Cinema Against AIDS gala in Dubai.
Date - Sat, December 13th 2008 - AME Info

Provocative documentary Black Nation to premiere at DIFF
The Dubai International Film festival is thrilled to announce that the feature documentary Black Nation will have its world premiere at The Dubai International Film Festival on December 15, 2008.
Date - Sat, December 13th 2008 - AME Info

Leading cultural figures to discuss culture and cinema at open...
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is hosting five distinguished guests today for the third annual Cultural Bridge public discussion panel on cinema as a means of cultural understanding-fitting DIFF's credo 'Building Bridges, Meeting Minds.'
Date - Sat, December 13th 2008 - AME Info

DIFF to host documentary debate
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), in association with Toronto-based documentary festival Hot Docs, will host a day of documentary film industry discussions on December 16, covering international co-productions and creative documentaries and films.
Date - Sat, December 13th 2008 - Gulf News

Programmers serious about kids' stuff
A mythical world where all animals were born, a rich white boy and poor black girl working together to prevent tribal warfare in Africa, a talking giraffe -- these are the elements that make up "The Seven of Daran: The Battle of Pareo Rock," the opening film of the Dubai International Film Festival's Cinema for Children section.
Date - Fri, December 12th 2008 - Hollywood Reporter

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