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Dubai International Film Festival 2017

6th December to 13th December, 2017

Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is the leading film event of Dubai and is all set to return with its 14th edition this year in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This is a not-for-profit event to be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai from 6th December to 13th December at Madinat Jumeirah. Since its inception in 2004, this film festival has offered an influential and remarkable platform to the filmmakers of Arab region and others.

The event this year will be showcasing over 120 authentic and persuasive films from the Arab region and the regions beyond aiming at introducing fresh talent to the audiences. The event renders cultural advantages to the people of Dubai and celebrates excellence in the world of distinct filmmaking and cinema. Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has enabled open dialogue between diverse cultures and across nations and has emerged as a notable event. People from all across the world who will be coming to attend the event will be able to watch the films that will be screened all across the city of Dubai at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah and VOX Cinemas, Mall of Emirates and popular free-to-attend Beach Screenings- Opposite JBR.

Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The event features a highly anticipated and contested “Muhr Awards” showcasing the greatest and remarkable works in the form of short films, feature fiction and non-fiction. This year the event will showcase over 60 films from the most promising talent and the winner from the “Muhr Short” category will qualify for the world’s most prestigious awards i.e. Oscar. With an aim to promote Arab film-making and its participation in the international film industry, DIFF is indeed a premier event in the world of Arab Cinema contributing to its development since years.

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