5th festival will include animation section

LONDON Organizers at the Dubai Intl. Film Festival have announced the 5th edition of the fest will unspool from Dec. 11-18 this year.

Expanded fest will, for the first time, include a programming section dedicated to animation.

The fest’s Muhr Awards, launched in 2006 to award excellence in Arab cinema, is also being opened up to include a competish for pix from Asia and Africa.

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