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The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF, ar, مهرجان دبي السينمائي الدولي) is the leading film festival in the Arab region. The 12th edition of DIFF took place from December 9 – 16, 2015. In 2018, the DIFF announced it will take place every two years, with the 15th edition confirmed for 2019.https://gulfnews.com/leisure/movies/dubai-international-film-festival-takes-a-break-to-return-in-2019-1.2208014


Overview

The DIFF is held under the patronage of
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of
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. It is a not-for-profit cultural event, presented and organised by Dubai Entertainment & Media Organization.


Film programme

In 2014 DIFF screened a line-up of 118 feature films, shorts and documentaries from around the world including 55 world premieres and international premieres. Opening the 2014 Festival was the Oscar nominated 'The Theory of Everything’, by Academy Award-winning director James Marsh and starring
Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
and Felicity Jones


Dubai Film Market

As part of its ongoing commitment to stimulate regional film production and trade, DIFF established the Dubai Film Market (DFM) in 2007.


References

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