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“You show your film around the world, in Europe, Japan and Brazil and people tend to laugh and cry in the same places. I think that’s what unites us this human experience.”
Danis Tanovic
Budding Journalists Win Film Industry Recognition
Fancy a chance to make movies with three of the most talented filmmakers from the region?
“What a great experience being part of the IWC Filmmaker Award jury has been. The region is a treasure chest of stories and thus the submissions were brilliant. I am proud to participate with such a noble initiative that supports the ambitions and aspirations of the region’s filmmakers.”
Emily Blunt
“I have made 138 films in my career and 'Cairo Time' is my return to the screen in 10 years so screening it at DIFF is very special to me.”
Samir Sabri
The New York Film Academy – Abu Dhabi offers five Scholarships for Aspiring Emirati Filmmakers.
Muhr Winners are now eligible for Oscars nomination – learn more
The philanthropic live auction evening hosted by Eva Longoria raised over $400,000.
From aspiring director to fully-fledged actress, Nadine Labaki has always been one to watch.
The iconic and beloved Egyptian film star
Faten Hamama – 1931 – 2015.
A 365-day promise upheld by Waleed
DIFF Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Egyptian Actor Nour El- Sherif
The inaugural Ministry of Interior Award is presented to Emirati filmmaker Saeed Salmeen Al Murry.
Legendary Playback Singer Asha Bhosle receives DIFF Lifetime Achievement Award