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What does it mean to be 'best feature film' anyway?
A look at the controversy surrounding the Dubai International Film Festival's 2007 choice for the Gold Muhr
Date - Mon, December 24th 2007 - Daily Star

Record attendance at the Dubai International Film Festival
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has closed the curtain on another successful year with significant increases in box office figures over last year.
Date - Sun, December 23rd 2007 - AME Info

Curtains come down on DIFF
Stars walked down the red carpet, movies from all corners of the world were screened and ideas exchanged as another edition of Dubai International Film Festival came to a close here.
Date - Tue, December 18th 2007 - Khaleej Times

DIFF signs off in style with 'The Kite Runner'
As the curtains came down on the fourth Dubai International Film Festival yesterday and the illustrious red carpet was rolled out one last time, the much-sought-after child Afghan stars of the film, The Kite Runner, stepped out of their car, waved and smiled at the battery of cameras. The author of The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini, accompanied by actors Homayoun Ershadi and Khalid Abdalla walked the red carpet. The movie is an adaptation of Hosseini’s book, which goes by the same name and officially closed the film festival yesterday.
Date - Mon, December 17th 2007 - Khaleej Times

More to come
While viewers can now draw breath after a whirlwind week at the fourth Dubai International Film Festival, organisers are already finding ways to improve the event next year.
Date - Mon, December 17th 2007 - Gulf News

Goodbye gala
Author Khaled Hosseini graced the red carpet for the closing night of DIFF to support the powerful film version of his best-selling book, The Kite Runner.
Date - Mon, December 17th 2007 - Gulf News

Farewell party
Local and regional talent, media and VIPs turned out in force to celebrate the closing night of the Dubai International Film Festival.
Date - Mon, December 17th 2007 - Gulf News

Dubai International Film Festival announces 2008 expansion
At the close of the successful fourth edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), the organizers announced that the Muhr Awards for Excellence in Arab Cinema will be expanded for 2008 to include a new Asia/Africa Competition.
Date - Mon, December 17th 2007 - AME Info

Dubai film fest honours top Arab talent
The Dubai Film Festival (DIFF) handed out gongs yesterday for films on subjects including a lonely nightwatchman in love with his neighbour, honour killing in Palestine and a Frenchman searching for his Egyptian roots.
Date - Sun, December 16th 2007 - Arabian Business

We are not afraid
Naseeruddin Shah has no illusions about the impact of films on society. "I do not think that feature films can be a medium of education or can bring about sweeping changes in society. If they did, then there would be no corruption or exploitation in India because every Hindi film advocates good values," he said.
Date - Sun, December 16th 2007 - Gulf News

Starry, starry night
The Muhr Awards, which recognises excellence in Arab cinema, attracted a wealth of local and regional talent to its ceremony on Saturday night. With Lebanese designer Elie Saab a clear favourite with the women of the region, local filmmakers, actors and actresses enjoyed the attention and incessant popping of flashbulbs.
Date - Sun, December 16th 2007 - Gulf News

Cultural Bridge panel lays foundation for global understanding...
The Cultural Bridge panel at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) last night brought together five international thinkers who touched on culture, belonging, dialogue and cinema as a means of bridging divides.
Date - Sun, December 16th 2007 - AME Info

Role play
Raima Sen talks of her different films. Her biggest challenge? Learning to do housework.
Date - Sun, December 16th 2007 - Gulf News

Arab broadcasters weigh in on the future of Middle Eastern cinema
Seven major Middle Eastern broadcasters assembled on a panel at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today as part of the Industry Office, DIFF's slate of trade-related activities.
Date - Sat, December 15th 2007 - AME Info

The Perfect Traffic Jam
I DON’T KNOW if it’s Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and the presence of so many movie makers in our city or the amount of Turkish coffee I’ve been drinking recently, but I am stimulated. Stimulated.
Date - Fri, December 14th 2007 - Khaleej Times

Shall we dance?
No bombs. No bloodshed. No bin Laden. Belly dancing is the theme Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch says can best communicate the Arab world to the West and reconcile cultural differences.
Date - Fri, December 14th 2007 - 7Days

DIFF officials ready to fight court case against ex-CEO
In response to international media reports of the founder and former CEO of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), Neil Stephenson is filing a multi-million dollar lawsuit against two DIFF officials in the US, Abdulhamid Juma, Chairman of DIFF, said yesterday, “We will vigorously contest this lawsuit.”
Date - Fri, December 14th 2007 - Khaleej Times

Founder and Ex-CEO of Dubai International Film Festival files...
The founder and former CEO of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against two senior officials of the festival “for their deplorable and despicable behavior,” charging they illegally conspired to engineer his ouster—after which they tried to ruin his reputation by branding him a “racist” and an “Arab-hater,” despite the fact that he had lived and worked in the Arab world for 10 years.
Date - Fri, December 14th 2007 - Al Bawaba

Tecom pores over $5m film festival lawsuit
Media City owners Tecom and its legal department are studying claims made by Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) former CEO Neil Stephenson that he was allegedly "maliciously ousted" from his post and will make an official statement in the next few days, ArabianBuisness.com can reveal.
Date - Thu, December 13th 2007 - Arabian Business

Slingshot to reality
Filipino director Brillante Mendoza hopes people who come to watch his movie during DIFF will walk away with more than just a few memories.
Date - Thu, December 13th 2007 - Khaleej Times

Four powerful shots
Aids Jaago, a series of four films draws attention to the plight of those with the killer disease.
Date - Thu, December 13th 2007 - Khaleej Times

DIFF chairman labels $5mn suit 'preposterous'
Dubai film festival chairman Abdulhamid Juma on Thursday labelled a $5 million lawsuit against him and the event's managing director "preposterous" and said the claims levelled against the executives have "no merit whatsoever".
Date - Thu, December 13th 2007 - Arabian Business

'I love movies'
Young Emirati film maker Saeed Salmaan Almurry speaks about DIFF and his passion for films.
Date - Thu, December 13th 2007 - Khaleej Times

Dubai catches festival fever
The fourth edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is in full swing, with both industry delegates and cinema lovers riding a wave of excitement following the last four days' activities, and looking forward to another 4 days of discussion panels, workshops, three evenings of musical concerts and screenings of the best international cinema.
Date - Thu, December 13th 2007 - AME Info

Dubai dishes out $100k celeb goodie bags
One hundred film stars including Hollywood heavyweights George Clooney and Sharon Stone have been handed goody bags with gifts worth $100,000 at this week's annual Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), according to US trade magazine the Hollywood Reporter.
Date - Wed, December 12th 2007 - Arabian Business

Pooja Batra says she's willing to wait for good Bollywood offers
The tall, slim Pooja Batra added glamour to the DIFF red carpet. The model-turned-actress will be seen on the screen after a long time as Noor Jehan in Akbar Khan's Taj Mahal — The Director's Cut. We spoke to her on the eve of the film's world premiere at DIFF.
Date - Wed, December 12th 2007 - Gulf News

'Never change song and dance format'
Kabir Bedi says Bollywood movies appeal to an universal audience. He has been spotted at several red carpet events at DIFF. The good looking Kabir Bedi is here for the world premiere of his film Taj Mahal – The Director's Cut.
Date - Wed, December 12th 2007 - Gulf News

'Indian cinema is so powerful'
So says director Mira Nair. She hopes that some of that power can be used in the fight against HIV/Aids.
Date - Wed, December 12th 2007 - Gulf News

Dubai Catches Festival Fever
The fourth edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is in full swing, with both industry delegates and cinema lovers riding a wave of excitement following the last four days' activities, and looking forward to another 4 days of discussion panels, workshops, three evenings of musical concerts and screenings of the best international cinema.
Date - Wed, December 12th 2007 - Maktoob Business

Building Cultures, Meeting Minds in action
A panel of distinguished guests will gather on December 14 to participate in the Cultural Bridge Panel, a signature event of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), founded on the principles exemplified in the DIFF credo, 'Bridging Cultures, Meeting Minds.'
Date - Wed, December 12th 2007 - AME Info

Made in Morocco - new initiative will produce 30 films by 12 new...
Moroccan filmmaker Nabil Ayouch and Morocco's national broadcaster SNRT (Societé Nationale de la Radio et Télévision) announced a ground-breaking new initiative today at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).
Date - Wed, December 12th 2007 - AME Info

Pooja's Day Out At Dubai Film Festival
Bollywood actress Pooja Batra can’t contain her excitement over her first outing at an international film festival. A former Miss India (1993), she is currently in Dubai with the cast of the period movie Taj Mahal – The Eternal Love Story, selected by DIFF this year under the Celebration of Indian Cinema programme.
Date - Wed, December 12th 2007 - Xpress

Monk star hopes to set off an “explosion”
Tony Shaloub, actor and producer of hit US show Monk, yesterday said it was vital that the Arab community invested in its cinema to counter Arab stereotypes in the West and presented its own stories.
Date - Tue, December 11th 2007 - Khaleej Times

Actress turns auctioneer
Hollywood actress Sharon Stone last night chaired the glamorous amFAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research) auction at Bab Al Shams in Dubai to raise money for AIDS research. The ‘Cinema against AIDS’ event, which was part of the Dubai International Film Festival, was also supported by stars like Michelle Yeoh, Hayden Christensen and amFAR Chairman, designer Kenneth Cole.
Date - Tue, December 11th 2007 - 7Days

A passage to Africa
Director Salif Traoré hopes to portray Africa in a new light through his film at the Dubai International Film Festival. 'The message is for Africa to get rid of all the prejudice.. to put their traditions aside and open up to the rest of the world,' he says
Date - Tue, December 11th 2007 - Khaleej Times

Pretty positive
The stars of AmericanEast bring passion to the red carpet.
Date - Tue, December 11th 2007 - Gulf News

Gone in 60 seconds: Chadi Zeneddine
Director of Falling From Earth, born in Libreville, Gabon.
Date - Tue, December 11th 2007 - Gulf News

Calling captain
First Jordanian film in 30 Years to be screened at the DIFF.
Date - Tue, December 11th 2007 - Gulf News

Buzzing fans
There were clowns, puppet shows, face painting, balloons and the Bee Movie at the Cinema for Children Gala at Madinat Jumeirah. The Bee Movie, premiered on Monday, is about a bee who makes friends with a florist and takes the human race to court over stealing honey from bees for centuries.
Date - Tue, December 11th 2007 - Gulf News

Blood, sweat and tears
Whatever Lola Wants enjoyed its world premiere at DIFF last night. Here's what the director and leading lady had to say about their labour of love.
Date - Tue, December 11th 2007 - Gulf News

Silver sponsors shine on Dubai International Film Festival
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has received support from seven distinguished firms in the Emirates that are dedicated to helping the festival reach its full potential, organizers announced.
Date - Tue, December 11th 2007 - AME Info

The other Affleck
He's best friends with Joaquin Phoenix and he's worked with some of the biggest names in the business, but Casey Affleck says he is happiest when working with his brother Ben.
Date - Mon, December 10th 2007 - Gulf News

St George of Sudan
George Clooney said he hoped the UAE will make a significant impact in bringing peace to the Darfur region of Sudan. Speaking at the opening of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) yesterday, he said: “We are trying to find places (through which) we can have a real conversation with people in Sudan and President Omar al-Beshir. And obviously here in the UAE they have an influence.”
Date - Mon, December 10th 2007 - 7Days

Film festival takes off in style
Several Arab, Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities walked the Red Carpet rolled out for them at the fourth edition of Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) last night.
Date - Mon, December 10th 2007 - Khaleej Times

Dubai Fest hopes to strike chord with intl. audience
The Dubai International Film Festival got under way Sunday, marking a major step forward in the evolution of what quickly has become the region's premier film event.
Date - Mon, December 10th 2007 - Hollywood Reporter

4th Dubai Int'l Film Festival kicks off
A Hollywood dramatic film "Michael Clayton" kicked off the fourth Dubai International Film Festival on Sunday evening at Madinat Jumeirah, a coastal resort of Dubai.
Date - Mon, December 10th 2007 - Xinhua

'Just folks' at Dubai festival
Half a world away from Hollywood's fiery explosions and bloodthirsty militants, a slew of movies being shown in this desert warren of glass-and-steel skyscrapers chronicle quieter tales of ordinary people living on the front lines of the clash of civilizations.
Date - Mon, December 10th 2007 - Los Angeles Times

Gloria teams up with husband for film premiere
"Salam Alaykum" was multi-Grammy award winning artiste Gloria Estefan's greeting to the members of the press at a conference held for the film 90 Millas, directed by her husband, Emilio Estefan, who was also present.
Date - Mon, December 10th 2007 - Gulf News

Behind the scene: Volunteers
Ahmad Ali Al Hassoni is a university student of Emirati and German origin. He says: "Besides doing my bachelor's degree in business administration I also work as an IT professional.
Date - Mon, December 10th 2007 - Gulf News

Bee brilliant
Having seen Bee Movie, somehow I wasn't surprised when one of the two directors, Steve Hickner, proved to be larger than life.
Date - Mon, December 10th 2007 - Gulf News

Ready to roll
The red carpet has been laid, stars are arriving in the city and the films are ready to be screened with the fourth Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) beginning today. The festival, as we all know by now, runs until Sunday, December 16.
Date - Sun, December 9th 2007 - Gulf News

New documentaries shine light on Arab world
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) urges cinema lovers to attend screenings of some of the most dramatic, unusual, and daring films in its 8-day run: the documentaries.
Date - Sun, December 9th 2007 - AME Info

George Clooney kicks off this year's DIFF
Hollywood star George Clooney attended a press conference in Dubai's Madinat Arena on Sunday to help launch this year's Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).
Date - Sun, December 9th 2007 - Gulf News

Dubai film fest opens today
For eight days from today movie fans in Dubai will have the chance of watching the best of world cinema with the launch of the fourth Dubai International Film Festival. The opening ceremony will take place in the presence of Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group.
Date - Sun, December 9th 2007 - Khaleej Times

Dubai film fest brings stars, prizes for Arab film
Stars from Hollywood, Bollywood and the Arab world descend on multicultural Dubai on Sunday for the start of a film festival that sees itself as a bridge between East and West.
Date - Sun, December 9th 2007 - Khaleej Times

Clooney, Sharon Stone add to star power at DIFF
Hollywood stars George Clooney and Sharon Stone walked the red carpet at the opening of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) at the Madinat Jumeirah on Sunday.
Date - Sun, December 9th 2007 - Gulf News

Clooney aims to bridge US-Arab divide
This year’s Dubai Film Festival (DIFF) gives international film makers and actors the opportunity to "bridge the divide" in US and Arab relations since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Hollywood superstar George Clooney has revealed ahead of tonight's gala Dubai premiere of his movie, Michael Clayton.
Date - Sun, December 9th 2007 - Arabian Business

Cannes, Venice ... and now Dubai
The race is on to build an Arab film industry with a distinctive voice - plus a touch of Hollywood know-how.
Date - Sun, December 9th 2007 - Guardian Unlimited

Mali Magic
Filmmaker Salif Traore, from Mali presents his first feature film Faro, La Reine Des Eaux (Faro, Goddess of the Water) at DIFF this year. In a quick interview he talks about his film and projecting Africa as it really is to the rest of the world.
Date - Sun, December 9th 2007 - Gulf News

Festive preparations
The excitement in the air was palpable when we visited the DIFF headquarters at the Madinat Jumeirah - early on Saturday morning.
Date - Sun, December 9th 2007 - Gulf News

Fourth Dubai International Film Festival opens tomorrow
The fourth annual Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) opens tomorrow with a burst of excitement and glamour.
Date - Sat, December 8th 2007 - AME Info

Dubai film fest gets under way Sunday
The fourth annual Dubai International Film Festival kicks off Sunday, bringing with it scores of seminars and discussion panels for industry players and film fans alike.
Date - Sat, December 8th 2007 - Hollywood Reporter

Dubai International Film Festival recognizes great Korean director
An important part of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is its annual Lifetime Achievement Award that honours the career of an individual from Asia, the Arab world and the West.
Date - Sat, December 8th 2007 - AME Info

DIFF thrillers promise to keep audiences on the edge of seats
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), slated to be held from December 9 to 16, plans to showcase films that will appeal also to the most hardened thriller and action fans.
Date - Sat, December 8th 2007 - Khaleej Times

DIFF 2007 promises better film line-up this year
The fourth edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), which will run from December 9-16, will see the launch of several new initiatives that will boost the image of both the festival as well as Dubai.
Date - Fri, December 7th 2007 - Arabian Business

Dubai International Film Festival announces Gold Sponsors
The Gold Sponsors for the 2007 Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) were announced today.
Date - Thu, December 6th 2007 - AME Info

DIFF’s sole ‘support’ sponsor
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) yesterday announced that the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has become the festival’s sole ‘Supported By’ sponsor.
Date - Thu, December 6th 2007 - Khaleej Times

amfAR reveals luxury items for Cinema Aganinst Aids Dubai
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has revealed the collection of rare and unusual luxury items that will be auctioned at the glamourous Cinema Against AIDS Dubai fundraising event, held under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya bint al Hussein, wife of the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
Date - Tue, December 4th 2007 - AME Info

Curtain rises on 16 world premieres at the Dubai International...
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will host a record number of World Premieres this year-16 shorts, documentaries and features from all over the world, including the Middle East, India and Africa.
Date - Mon, December 3rd 2007 - AME Info

First day, first show
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will host a record number of world premieres this year - 16 shorts, documentaries and features from all over the world, including the Middle East, India and Africa.
Date - Mon, December 3rd 2007 - Gulf News

Arab stars bring top films of 2007 to DIFF
True to its mandate to promote Arabic cinema, the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will welcome Arab stars from all over the Middle East and beyond for the event from December 9 to 16.
Date - Sun, December 2nd 2007 - Gulf News

Magic of Cinema will go on show at Media City
The Magic of Cinema, an exhibition of photographs documenting the world of cinema, will be held at the Dubai Media City from December 11 to 16 in association with the Dubai International Film Festival and presented by the French embassy and Alliance Francaise.
Date - Sat, December 1st 2007 - Gulf News

Expanded Murh Awards gallops back for second year
The Muhr Awards for Excellence in Arab Cinema, an important initiative from the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) enters its second year for DIFF 2007, and will include 7 World Premieres in its three competition categories of features, documentaries and shorts.
Date - Sat, December 1st 2007 - AME Info

New Clooney thriller to kick off Dubai film festival
George Clooney's tense new legal thriller "Michael Clayton" will open the fourth Dubai International Film Festival on December 9, organizers said on Monday. Clooney plays a lawyer, a legal "fixer" who clears up complex or dirty cases for corpo-rate clients, in the movie directed by Tony Gilroy, which will launch the week-long event showcasing 141 films from 52 countries.
Date - Thu, November 29th 2007 - The Daily Star

Dubai International Film Festival 2007 box office opens today
The box office for the fourth annual Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) opens today with four locations and a dedicated call centre for movie lovers to buy tickets to screenings and special events.
Date - Thu, November 29th 2007 - AME Info

Indian stars
Powerhouse director Mira Nair's ensemble film Aids Jaago will bring a veritable swarm of Indian cinematic talent to the Dubai International Film Festival 2007 (DIFF) gala red carpet. In a joint effort between Nair's Mirabai films and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Nair recruited four of India's most cutting-edge directors to each helm a short narrative film about HIV/Aids.
Date - Wed, November 28th 2007 - Gulf News

Dubai International Film Festival 2007 Box Office Opens November 29
To incorporate the increase in festival activity and to provide easier access to the festival for a wider range of Dubai residents, the Grand Cineplex has been added to the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai Media City and Mall of the Emirates as a screening venue. Audiences at the Grand Cineplex will see a selection of DIFF’s films in screenings on December 13, 14 and 15.
Date - Wed, November 28th 2007 - Maktoob Business

DIFF launches People’s Choice Award
This year's Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will see the introduction of the People's Choice Awards.
Date - Wed, November 28th 2007 - Arabian Business

141 films from 52 countries to be screened at Dubai Film Festival
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) announced yesterday that 141 international films from 52 countries would be screened at the fourth edition of the film festival this year, slated to take place from December 9 to 16. Of these, 16 films will have their world premieres and for the first time, more than 70 films from the Middle East will be screened at DIFF.
Date - Tue, November 27th 2007 - Khaleej Times

Starry, starry fest
The fourth Dubai International Film Festival plans to bring the world to Dubai through the power of cinema.
Date - Mon, November 26th 2007 - Gulf News

Dubai International Film Festival inaugurates vibrant 2007 season
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) officially kicked off the run-up to its fourth edition today, revealing the new initiatives and activities that will augment the festival experience for film lovers and industry professionals alike.
Date - Mon, November 26th 2007 - AME Info

Cinema of Asia shines at the Dubai International Film Festival
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced its Cinema of Asia film line up, which this year will include not just East Asia, but also the countries of the sub-continent (excluding India) with selections from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Date - Sun, November 25th 2007 - AME Info

Dubai International Film Festival announces its Presenting Sponsors
Top UAE firms Dubai First and Etisalat will provide considerable support to the 2007 Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) in their role as Presenting Sponsors of the event.
Date - Sat, November 24th 2007 - AME Info

Cinema of Africa Lineup at DIFF 2007 Blends Strong Stories and...
The segment includes the World Premiere of Confessions of a Gambler, directed by novelist Rayda Jacobs and Amanda Lane, a poignant, comedic look at the Muslim community of Cape Town.
Date - Thu, November 22nd 2007 - Maktoob Business

Arab touch
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) on Wednesday announced the slate for its programming segment Arabian Nights, which offers films made by filmmakers from the Middle East and beyond, focusing on stories related to Arabs and the Arab world.
Date - Thu, November 22nd 2007 - Gulf News

Clooney set for Dubai; 'Clayton' opening fest
George Clooney has been confirmed as the mystery guest tabbed to lend some celebrity dazzle to the fourth edition of the Dubai International Film Festival.
Date - Tue, November 20th 2007 - Hollywood Reporter

Dubai - Ladies’ night
Hollywood superstar George Clooney will be walking the red carpet at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) next month to promote his latest film, organisers have confirmed. The 46-year-old, voted in the US as the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ last year, will make his second trip to Dubai after his stay here recently during the shooting of the controversial film ‘Syriana’.
Date - Sun, November 18th 2007 - 7Days

A date with George
Stop dreaming ladies, it's finally going to happen. Academy Award-winning actor George Clooney will be hotting things up on the red carpet at this year's Dubai International Film festival (DIFF).
Date - Sat, November 17th 2007 - Gulf News

Year-round alternative film screening series to launch in UAE
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today introduced its new initiative, 'The Scene: Your UAE Film Network,' a series of monthly screenings at the DUCTAC auditorium at Mall of the Emirates, facilitated by UAE National filmmaker Nayla al Khaja.
Date - Thu, November 15th 2007 - AME Info

Shoot On Sight to premiere at Dubai Film Festival
Shoot On Sight, a political thriller, directed by Jag Mundhra under the banner of Cine Boutique Entertainment, will be premiered at the Dubai Film festival on December 15, 2007.
Date - Thu, November 15th 2007 - India FM

DIFF introduces UNICEF one minute film workshops for youth
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced the conclusion of its successful 'OneMinutesJr' video production workshop for youth in Mumbai, with plans for future sessions in Dubai and Cairo, in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
Date - Thu, November 15th 2007 - AME Info

Government departments pledge continued support for DIFF 2007
Senior officials of key Dubai government departments have pledged continued support to the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), as the festival draws closer to its fourth edition, to take place from 9 to 16 December.
Date - Sun, November 11th 2007 - AME Info

Gloria Estefan for City
Latin superstar Gloria Estefan to perform during music and cinema festival. THE QUEEN of latin pop, singer Gloria Estefan will perform in the Middle East for the first time when she sings in Dubai for the launch of a music and cinema spectacle as part of the Dubai International Film Festival(DIFF), it was announced yesterday.
Date - Thu, November 8th 2007 - Khaleej Times

Estefan adds her rhythm to Dubai film fest
Gloria Estefan will open a three-day musical program Dec. 13 at the Dubai International Film Festival.
Date - Thu, November 8th 2007 - Hollywood Reporter

Dubai International Film Festival seeks 600 volunteers for 2007...
As the countdown for the fourth edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) begins, organizers are seeking over 600 volunteers to help ensure a smooth run of the event, which is expected to draw over 40,000 guests.
Date - Thu, November 8th 2007 - AME Info

The Rhythm will get you
The queen of Latin pop, Gloria Estefan, is heading to Dubai to launch a fiesta of cinema and song at this year’s Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).
Date - Wed, November 7th 2007 - Gulf News

Dubai International Fill Festival introduces 'Rhythm and Reels'
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) announces its new initiative 'Rhythm and Reels' presented by Dubai Pearl.
Date - Wed, November 7th 2007 - AME Info

DIFF to celebrate Indian cinema
The organisers of Dubai International Film Festival have started announcing the line-up of films to be shown at this year's festival, and first out of the hat is a brand new segment for Indian films.
Date - Tue, November 6th 2007 - Gulf News

Continued support for Dubai International Film Festival from...
Dubai Duty Free, Emirates Airline and Madinat Jumeirah, founding partners of the Dubai International Film Festival, confirmed their continued support as 'Principal Sponsors' of the fourth edition.
Date - Mon, November 5th 2007 - AME Info

Dubai International Film Festival receives enthusiastic response...
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced that it has received overwhelming submissions for its second annual Muhr Awards for Excellence in Arab Cinema and the Arabian Nights programming segment, reflecting a growing interest in the festival as a platform for promoting Arab films.
Date - Mon, October 22nd 2007 - AME Info

Dubai International Film Festival partners with Hollywood Reporter
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced a publishing deal between The Hollywood Reporter, the prestigious international film trade news source, and Gulf News, to produce the DIFF Daily, the official publication of the Dubai International Film Festival.
Date - Tue, October 16th 2007 - AME Info

Dubai International Film Festival represents UAE in Toronto
Officials of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) recently returned from a successful outreach tour to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), one of the most important in North America, which yearly premieres latest offerings from the biggest names in film.
Date - Thu, October 4th 2007 - AME Info

DIFF: It's a reel-life story
Get ready for another edition of the Dubai International Film Festival, scheduled to take place between December 9 and 16. Even the rest of the world is excited.
Date - Tue, October 2nd 2007 - Gulf News

Dubai International Film Festival introduces new industry...
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has introduced a number of new initiatives for its industry office, including a project market, a producer's training program, and a screenwriting master class.
Date - Sun, September 16th 2007 - AME Info

UAE sculptors invited to enhance Dubai International Film Festival
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is offering UAE resident sculptors the chance to gain international recognition by shaping and crafting the new prize trophy for the annual Muhr Awards for Excellence in Arab Cinema.
Date - Tue, August 28th 2007 - AME Info

Dubai International Film Festival calls for film enthusiasts
As the countdown for the fourth Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) begins, organizers are seeking a temporary workforce to assist in operational aspects of the festival.
Date - Tue, August 21st 2007 - AME Info

Dubai International Film Festival calls for entries to Muhr Awards
Arab filmmakers are invited to submit their short films, documentaries and features to the Dubai International Film Festival's (DIFF) second annual Muhr Awards for Excellence in Arab Cinema by August 31, 2007.
Date - Sat, August 11th 2007 - AME Info

Dubai International Film Festival cited as one of world's 'hottest...
America-wide newspaper USA Today has cited the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) in a recent feature article entitled, 'Where in the World are the Hottest Film Fests?'
Date - Sun, July 15th 2007 - AME Info

Dubai International Film Festival to chair proposed 'Arab Film...
Three leading Arab film festivals today agreed that the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will chair the proposed Arab Film Festival Guild, the first of its kind in the Arab world.
Date - Sun, July 1st 2007 - AME Info

DIFF Chairman forecasts dynamic growth of regional film industry...
Abdulhamid Juma, Chairman of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) reinforced DIFF's commitment towards promoting cross cultural dialogue at the recently held Shanghai International Film Festival.
Date - Tue, June 19th 2007 - AME Info

Sharon Stone to chair fundraising event at Dubai International...
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) announced that it will host a fundraiser for amfAR AIDS Research during its fourth edition, which will take place December 9-16th, 2007.
Date - Sun, May 27th 2007 - AME Info

Dubai International Film Festival and Dubai Studio City promote...
A dedicated pavilion at the 60th Cannes Film Festival aims to promote the UAE in the most elite film making environment on the planet.
Date - Tue, May 22nd 2007 - AME Info

Film festival opens doors for entries
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) yesterday announced that applications to the second annual Muhr Awards for Excellence in Arab Cinema is now open and will be accepting submissions until August 31.
Date - Wed, May 16th 2007 - Gulf News

DIFF's Muhr Awards open for 2007
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced that the second annual Muhr Awards for Excellence in Arab Cinema is now open, and will be accepting submissions until 31st August 2007.
Date - Wed, May 16th 2007 - AME Info

DIFF's Muhr Awards open for 2007
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced that the second annual Muhr Awards for Excellence in Arab Cinema is now open, and will be accepting submissions until 31st August 2007.
Date - Tue, May 15th 2007 - AME Info

DIFF Managing Director speaks at International Film Festival Summit
Shivani Pandya, Managing Director of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), spoke at the International Film Festival Summit Europe in London, England, on April 18, 2007.
Date - Sun, April 29th 2007 - AME Info

Dubai International Film Festival announces dates for 2007 edition
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced the 2007 edition will be held from 9 - 16 December.
Date - Tue, February 27th 2007 - AME Info

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