dubai international film festival to stun with 174 films in 9 days
Last Updated : GMT 20:54:57
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Dubai International Film Festival to stun with 174 films in 9 days

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Dubai International Film Festival to stun with 174 films in 9 days

Dubai - Arab Today

The tenth Dubai International Film Festival (Diff) will have a rich and diverse selection of world and international premieres with a total of 174 feature films, shorts and documentaries from around the world screening alongside an exciting line-up of special events. Omar, by Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe winning Palestinian director Hany Abu Assad, will raise the curtain on the decennial edition on Dec.6. Set to become an Arab classic, the masterfully paced film boasts compelling performances from Adam Bakri, Samer Bisharat, Eyad Hourani and Waleed Zuaiter. David O Russell's American Hustle has been selected for the prestigious Closing Night Gala. Diff will be the first festival to screen the highly anticipated film starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis CK and Robert De Niro. The festival will screen a total of 174 features, shorts and documentaries, including 70 world premieres and 11 international premieres from 57 countries in 43 languages from both established and upcoming talent over a nine-day celebration of cinema. The line-up includes over 100 films from the Arab world which highlights the thriving film culture within the region and increased interest in Arab cinema from audiences around the world. To celebrate the 10th edition, there will be two daily red carpet galas at the prestigious Madinat Jumeirah Arena. This year, Diff will present its Lifetime Achievement Awards to multi Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Martin Sheen, one of the greatest actors of his generation, with a career that has seen him appear in more than 65 films. The Arab Lifetime Achievement Award goes to veteran Egyptian film critic Samir Farid. Samir is a giant in his field, tirelessly promoting cinema both within the Arab world and beyond for fifty years. Martin Sheen will take to the stage for an "In conversation” event on Dec.8, which will give rare insight into the wonderfully versatile actor's career. Academy Award winner and IWC Friend of the Brand, Cate Blanchett, will return to Dubai to head the IWC Filmmaker Award jury for the second year running. Other international celebrities flying into Dubai this December include filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, crossover star Irfann Khan and a host of Indian actors including Nawazuddin Siddiqi, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Nimrat Kaur, Arjun Rampal, Mehr Jesia Rampal, Rahul Bose, Jayaram, and Javed Jaffrey. The prestigious Muhr Awards this year will showcase a record number of films — an impressive 90 films will compete for over US$575, 000 in prize money across three categories – Muhr Emirati, Muhr Arab and Muhr Asia Africa. The line-up this year was selected from 3,500 submissions from 143 countries, an overwhelming response that constitutes an over 60 per cent increase from 2012 and reaffirms that filmmakers from around the world are keen to participate in Diff. Arabic features will also be eligible for a variety of prestigious global awards including the FIPRESCI International Prize of the Critics Award. Source: The Gulf Today

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

dubai international film festival to stun with 174 films in 9 days dubai international film festival to stun with 174 films in 9 days

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

dubai international film festival to stun with 174 films in 9 days dubai international film festival to stun with 174 films in 9 days

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordanian woman reveals her project

GMT 00:46 2017 Saturday ,11 November

Jordanian woman reveals her project
Arab Today, arab today PNG police start removing refugees

GMT 03:00 2017 Friday ,24 November

PNG police start removing refugees
Arab Today, arab today Sophian Yussef reveals suitable decoration

GMT 02:56 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Sophian Yussef reveals suitable decoration
Arab Today, arab today Syria congress to go ahead

GMT 02:24 2017 Friday ,24 November

Syria congress to go ahead
Arab Today, arab today IS media offline for a day

GMT 02:10 2017 Friday ,24 November

IS media offline for a day
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Human form of 'mad cow' disease

GMT 00:11 2017 Friday ,24 November

Human form of 'mad cow' disease
Arab Today, arab today British woman jailed in Iran to appear

GMT 03:19 2017 Friday ,24 November

British woman jailed in Iran to appear
Arab Today, arab today 'Trash islands' off Central America indicate

GMT 20:19 2017 Friday ,24 November

'Trash islands' off Central America indicate
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Mitsubishi Materials units falsified product

GMT 03:24 2017 Friday ,24 November

Mitsubishi Materials units falsified product
Arab Today, arab today 'Robo-taxis' hold promise, and perils

GMT 08:07 2017 Thursday ,23 November

'Robo-taxis' hold promise, and perils
Arab Today, arab today Solaf happy for participating in “Hotline”

GMT 07:56 2017 Wednesday ,22 November

Solaf happy for participating in “Hotline”
Arab Today, arab today Delhi half-marathon to go ahead

GMT 03:51 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Delhi half-marathon to go ahead

GMT 08:03 2017 Tuesday ,21 November

Abeer Sabry reveals reason of “The Flood” success

GMT 08:03 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Srebrenica women cry tears of joy

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 16:04 2017 Friday ,17 November

paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 09:12 2017 Thursday ,23 November

4 in 10 cancers due to modifiable risk

GMT 10:47 2017 Wednesday ,22 November

The Big Apple bike boom

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday