Co-production market submission deadline extended until Aug 22.

The Dubai International Film Festival’s fifth Dubai Film Connection co-production market has opened its doors this year to scripts in ARabic and French in addition to English.

The submissions deadline has been extended to Aug 22, 2011 from Aug 1.

The DFC selects 15 regional documentary and fictional feature film projects in development, and offers more than $100,000 in funding.

Since its inception, it has showcased 64 projects from the Middle East, of which 18 films have been completed (including the likes of Amreeka, Nomad’s Home and Son of Babylon) and an additional 10 are in production.

DIFF runs Dec 7-14.