The Dubai International Film Festival, the leading festival of its kind in the region, is a mammoth infrastructure and logistical undertaking that benefits from the support of a wide variety of partners, the Festival said today.
Eleven films representing the best of contemporary international cinema focused on the Arab world will screen at next month’s seventh Dubai International Film Festival, providing an atypical look at some of the issues and subjects that absorb the Arab world.
The seventh edition of the Dubai International Film Festival today confirmed its credentials as the leading festival of the Arab world, Africa and Asia, unveiling a line-up of 157 films from 57 countries including an outstanding array of contemporary Arab cinema, a robust competition segment, a film market growing from strength to strength and enhanced access for the public.
The Dubai International Film Festival today named American film icon and international social and political activist Sean Penn as its Western honouree for 2010. Penn, whose career spans nearly three decades, more than 45 films and notable successes as producer, director, actor and screenwriter, will accept the DIFF Lifetime Achievement Award at the Festival’s opening ceremony on December 12, 2010.