Date: 06 Dec – 13 Dec 2017
Category: Live Entertainment, Arts
The Dubai International Film Festival is a unique platform for Arab filmmakers and talent from around the region to present their work.
The opening ceremony and main events are dazzling, rolling out the red carpet for international stars, awards, premieres and honours. During this time, many cinema and open-air screenings are scheduled all over the city as movie fans come together to share their appreciation.
The 14th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai will take place from the 6th December – 13th December 2017 at Madinat Jumeirah, the home of DIFF. The festival will showcase over 120 thrilling, original and compelling movies from the Arab world and beyond, introducing audiences to new talent and original and distinctive filmmaking.
Since its inception in 2004, DIFF has grown, supporting to develop a flourishing film culture within the region. They provide greater opportunities for Arab filmmakers, offer precious cultural benefit to the people of Dubai and its principal mandate of celebrating excellence in cinema and using it as a medium to promote open dialogue between cultures and nations. The films, crafted in over 40 languages, will be showcased at DIFF’s Arab and Emirati competitions, and its out-of-competition segments will be dedicated to children, the Arab world, virtual reality and cinema from around the globe. With Q&As and special appearances from a stellar lineup of talent and the spotlight firmly on Oscar hopefuls as well as Arab talent, the stage is for another eight-day celebration of the very best in cinema.
People visiting DIFF festival will be able to see movies screened across the city at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah and VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates and the popular and free-to-attend Beach Screenings – opposite JBR.
DIFF is officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and the winning short of the Muhr Short Competition will qualify for Oscar® nominations.
Other major movies being screened across the festival include:
Dec 7 – Orchestra Class
Dec 8 – Ferdinand
Dec 8 – The Death of Stalin
Dec 8 – Sweet Country
Dec 9 – Shock and Awe
Dec 9 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Dec 9 – The Disaster Artist
Dec 10 – the Shape of Water
Dec 11 – Induced Labor
Dec 11 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Dec 12 – You Were Never Really Here
Dec 12 – Downsizing
6 King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St –
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 366 8888
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