You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Dubai programs local competish

Cannes Brief

Dubai Intl. Film Festival is introducing its first-ever competitive section at this year’s 3rd edition. The competition, which will play alongside the fest’s regular program, will focus solely on Arab films. Eligible pics must be helmed by an Arab, feature an Arab storyline or subject matter that focuses on Arab world and culture. Deadline for applications is Oct. 1.

Focus on Arab film is a key part of DIFF’s strategy to support and bolster filmmaking in the region. “We’ve thought about this a lot and we feel it’s the right time. It fits in perfectly with our objectives of promoting and encouraging Arab cinema,” said Neil Stephenson, DIFF director.

Also new to this year’s lineup is a Lifetime Achievement Award. The third DIFF spools Dec. 10-17.

More Film

  • Bradley Cooper Robert De Niro

    Bradley Cooper on His Secret Pact With Lady Gaga for 'A Star is Born'

    Dubai Intl. Film Festival is introducing its first-ever competitive section at this year’s 3rd edition. The competition, which will play alongside the fest’s regular program, will focus solely on Arab films. Eligible pics must be helmed by an Arab, feature an Arab storyline or subject matter that focuses on Arab world and culture. Deadline for […]

  • The seagull

    Tribeca Film Review: 'The Seagull'

    Dubai Intl. Film Festival is introducing its first-ever competitive section at this year’s 3rd edition. The competition, which will play alongside the fest’s regular program, will focus solely on Arab films. Eligible pics must be helmed by an Arab, feature an Arab storyline or subject matter that focuses on Arab world and culture. Deadline for […]

  • Verne TroyerStarkey Hearing Foundation Awards Gala,

    Verne Troyer, Mini-Me in 'Austin Powers,' Dies at 49

    Dubai Intl. Film Festival is introducing its first-ever competitive section at this year’s 3rd edition. The competition, which will play alongside the fest’s regular program, will focus solely on Arab films. Eligible pics must be helmed by an Arab, feature an Arab storyline or subject matter that focuses on Arab world and culture. Deadline for […]

  • 'Greatest Showman' Tops Disc Sales Charts

    'Greatest Showman' Tops Disc Sales Charts as 'Last Jedi' Slips to No. 2

    Dubai Intl. Film Festival is introducing its first-ever competitive section at this year’s 3rd edition. The competition, which will play alongside the fest’s regular program, will focus solely on Arab films. Eligible pics must be helmed by an Arab, feature an Arab storyline or subject matter that focuses on Arab world and culture. Deadline for […]

  • Stockholm review

    Tribeca Film Review: Ethan Hawke in 'Stockholm'

    Dubai Intl. Film Festival is introducing its first-ever competitive section at this year’s 3rd edition. The competition, which will play alongside the fest’s regular program, will focus solely on Arab films. Eligible pics must be helmed by an Arab, feature an Arab storyline or subject matter that focuses on Arab world and culture. Deadline for […]

  • READY PLAYER ONE

    Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' Crosses $500 Million Worldwide

    Dubai Intl. Film Festival is introducing its first-ever competitive section at this year’s 3rd edition. The competition, which will play alongside the fest’s regular program, will focus solely on Arab films. Eligible pics must be helmed by an Arab, feature an Arab storyline or subject matter that focuses on Arab world and culture. Deadline for […]

  • Hans Zimmer90th Annual Academy Awards, Roaming

    Hans Zimmer to Receive Steiner Award at Hollywood in Vienna Gala

    Dubai Intl. Film Festival is introducing its first-ever competitive section at this year’s 3rd edition. The competition, which will play alongside the fest’s regular program, will focus solely on Arab films. Eligible pics must be helmed by an Arab, feature an Arab storyline or subject matter that focuses on Arab world and culture. Deadline for […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content