Meet The Programmers: Antonia Carver
Thu Dec 5, 2013
Programmer - Arabian Nights
Meet The Programmers: Myrna Maakaron
Tue Dec 3, 2013
Programmer - Cinema for Children
Meet The Programmers: Erfan Rashid
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Director - Arab Programme
DIFF 2013 Trailer
Wed Nov 27, 2013
174 Films in 2 Minutes
Wed Nov 27, 2013
DIFF MEETS MAYSOON PACHACHI
Mon Nov 25, 2013
The inaugural IWC Filmmakers Award last year went to Maysoon Pachachi, who received $100,000 towards her project Nothing Doing in Baghdad, a drama set during the Iraqi capital in the violent latter stages of 2006. With the second award upon us and Cate Blanchettonce again heading to Dubai to head up the jury, we thought we’d catch up with the Iraqi director in London to see where the film is currently at.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
For the second year in a row, we’re delighted to welcome one of the world’s finest actresses of her generation to the Dubai International Film Festival. Arguably Australia’s finest export, Cate Blanchett will be touching down in Dubai again this December as head of the IWC Filmmakers Award jury, which will select a film project from four shortlisted titles to receive a $100,000 grant.
DIFF Meets Jim Sheridan
Wed Oct 30, 2013
We’re delighted to announce that Jim Sheridan, the Irish filmmaking legend behind My Left Foot and In The Name of the Father, and six-time Oscar nominee, is heading up the jury for our Muhr Arab Feature competition. We caught up with the great man in Dublin.
Sun Oct 27, 2013
One of our favourite Sheen characters in recent years is his portrayal of Captain Queenan, among the few straight-talkers in Martin Scorsese’s sublime tale of mob kingpins and double-crossers, The Departed. Seeing him flung off the side of a New York high-rise was a shock for most of us the first time we saw it. And of course, superhero fans will now recognise Martin as Spider-Man’s surrogate father, the warm-hearted Uncle Ben.
DIFF Meets Nashen Moodley
Mon Oct 21, 2013
As director of our Asia Africa programme, Nashen Moodley has been instrumental in bringing diverse films from across both vast continents to Dubai. And if that wasn't enough to contend with, he also heads up June’s Sydney Film Festival. We tempted him away from his DVDs for a few minutes to ask him about the next DIFF.