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    Blanchett Heads Dubai Fest Filmmaker Award Jury; Awards $100K to Arabian Peninsula Filmmaker Projects

    Cate Blanchett will head the jury for the IWC Shaffhausen International Filmmaker Award at the Dubai International Film Festival (December 9-16). The shortlist for the award includes four feature-length projects from established or up-and-coming filmmakers in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, ...

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    Dubai Film Market December 9-16, 2012

    The Dubai Film Market is the business centre of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). It is the leading industry platform in the world dedicated to Arab cinema providing unprecedented insights to the region’s trends and access to the Middle East’s leading industry personalities. In 2011, the...

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    Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dubai International Film Festival Team to Highlight Arab Filmmaking

    Film Society of Lincoln Center is partnering with the Dubai International Film Festival to create the DIFF Focus program that will concentrate on Arab filmmakers. It'scomprised of 10 features, short-film selections, Q&As and panels and will run August 24-30.

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    Dubai International Festival Announces Award Winners and "Habibi" is Tops

    After hosting the world premiere of the new "Mission Impossible" movie as well as a wide variety of films from Africa, Asia and the Arab world, the Dubai International Film Festival ended today with a closing ceremony that announced Palestinian film "Habibi Rasak Kharban" by...

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    Dubai Film Festival: A Gilded Event Spotlighting the Good, the Mediocre and the Fundamentalist

    After about 24 hours in Dubai attending the 7th annual Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), I realized that the trip was going to redefine three words, minimum: Surreal, contradiction and ironic. At that was before I'd seen a film.

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    41 World Premieres Set for 7th Dubai International Film Festival

    The upcoming seventh edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), that runs from December 12 - 19, promises to be the biggest one yet with a total of 41 films making their world premieres, out of the 157 film lineup - representing a 30 percent growth from last year. In addition, 70 of th...

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    Dubai to Honor Sean Penn with Lifetime Achievement Award

    Sean Penn has been chosen as the Western honoree for the 2010 Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). The Academy Award-winning actor will be presented with the DIFF Lifetime Achievement Award at the festival's opening ceremony on December 12.

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    "Tron: Legacy" To Close Dubai Fest

    "Tron: Legacy," a 3D high-tech adventure film set in a digital universe, will be the closing gala film of the Dubai International Film Festival 2010. Disney's long-awaited, stand-alone follow-up to its 1982 classic "Tron" will screen at DIFF on December 18, 2010, a day after its release in the Unite...

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    Dubai Film Festival to Honor Arab Icon Sabah

    One of the Arab world's most prolific and popular actresses and singers, Jeanette Gergi Fighali (better known as Sabah) will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming Dubai International Film Festival.

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    "King's Speech" To Kick Off 7th Dubai Film Festival

    Tom Hooper's Oscar frontrunner "The King's Speech" is set to open the seventh Dubai International Film Festival on December 12, 2010. Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter, the film is based on the true story of King George VI, father of Queen Elizabeth II, who reluctantly and...

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