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Dubai Film Market To Focus on Sales

(Dubai) - The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced new plans for business opportunities within the Dubai Film Market (DFM) during the 11th edition of the Festival (10-17th December, 2014). The DFM runs concurrently with…

Palestinian film Omar gets Oscar Nomination

Omar, which opened 2013 Dubai International Film Festival, nominated for best foreign language film. Omar, the Dubai-funded film by Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad, is among the five nominees for best foreign language film at this year's…

Palestinian film Omar bags two DIFF Awards

(Dubai) - Palestinian thriller Omar, a tale of love, betrayal and struggle in the Israeli-occupied territories, scooped two top prizes at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). Omar won the Diff awards in the best Arabic feature category…

Dubai Film Festival 2013 : A Pictorial Journey

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(Dubai) – The Dubai International Film Festival has started promising a strong selection of Arabic-language feature films and documentaries, among them the award-winning Palestinian movie “Omar”. Hollywood stars Cate Blanchett and Martin…

DIFF Honors 10 Arab Cinema Talents

(Dubai) - The Dubai International Film Festival (Diff) honoured ten Arab cinema talents including directors, actors and directors of photography, for their distinguished contributions in the top 100 films of Arab cinema. This followed the…

Dubai Film Festival Opens

(Dubai) - The Dubai International Film Festival has started promising a strong selection of Arabic-language feature films and documentaries, among them the award-winning Palestinian movie "Omar". Hollywood stars Cate Blanchett and Martin…

Dubai Film Fest Pioneer Sheila Whitaker dies

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) suffered a blow with the tragic loss of one its pioneers, Sheila Whitaker, who passed away in London. She was reportedly suffering from a long, undisclosed illness. The former director of international…

Emirati Announces new Film Project at Cannes

Emirati filmmaker Ali F. Mostafa, who directed 2009’s City of Life and has been crowned the Best Emirati Filmmaker at the Dubai International Film Festival, will start his next film project in October. Mostafa will be teaming up with Egyptian…