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  • The Foreign Son
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    Dubai confirms first 7 films in Muhr competition

    2015-11-03T14:37:00Z

    The Dubai International Film Festival has unveiled the first seven selections for its Muhr feature film competition, which will in total include 18 films from across the Arab world.

  • IWC Filmmaker Award
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    DIFF unveils shortlist for IWC Filmmaker Award

    2015-10-15T05:33:00Z

    Qatari director Khalifa Al Muraikhi, Saudi filmmaker Shahad Ameen and Emirati director Layla Kaylif have been shortlisted for the IWC Filmmaker Award at this year’s Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).

  • Jane Williams
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    Jane Williams returns to DIFF's Dubai Film Connection

    2015-05-18T05:00:00Z

    Co-production market to focus on 10 projects with 20% of budget in place.

  • News

    DIFF reinstates Dubai Film Connection

    2015-05-11T19:38:00Z

    Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced a series of industry initiatives for this year’s edition of the festival (Dec 9-16), including the return of co-production market Dubai Film Connection (DFC).

  • Cairo Time
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    DFM unveils first acquisition deals

    2014-12-17T07:15:00Z

    Dolphins, Abood Kandaishan and Cairo Time are the among the first titles set to be released theatrically in the Middle East thanks to the Dubai Film Market’s new distribution programme.

  • Free Range
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    Breish sips Mate with Germany’s Filmbucht

    2014-12-17T06:02:00Z

    Lebanese filmmaker Bass Breish is gearing up to make his feature debut, Mate, with German production house Filmbucht Filmproduktion.

  • DIFF 2014 Ministry Of Interior Award
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    Al Murry wins first Ministry of Interior Award

    2014-12-17T05:22:00Z

    Emirati filmmaker Saeed Salmeen Al Murry has won the inaugural Ministry of Interior Award for Best Societal Screenplay at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) for his project Going To Heaven.

  • Dubai Film Market
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    DIFF’s Cinetech to extend beyond festival

    2014-12-17T05:09:00Z

    The 11th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) closes today, but film industry professionals will be able to watch many of the Arab films in the selection online for the next nine months.

  • Nearby Sky
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    I Am Nojoom, Nearby Sky win top awards at DIFF

    2014-12-16T23:59:00Z

    Khadija Al-Salami’s I Am Nojoom, Age 10 And Divorced was awarded best fiction film in the Muhr Feature competition at this year’s Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), while Nujoom Al Ghanem’s Nearby Sky won the award for best non-fiction film.

  • Kaouther Ben Hania
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    Ben Hania to direct rape victim drama

    2014-12-15T16:02:00Z

    Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania is developing a new project inspired by the true story of a woman raped outside a beachfront nightclub in 2012.