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Thu Nov 19, 2009 Films covering 15 intriguing themes battle it out for Muhr Arab Shorts Awards at DIFF 2009

Films with subjects as diverse as boxing, poetry and honour killing are among the 15 entries short-listed for this year’s Muhr Arab Shorts Awards at DIFF 2009. Erfan Rashid, Director of Arab Programme said: “Shorts challenge the creativity of ...

Thu Nov 19, 2009 DIFF 2009 to present third Cinema Against AIDS Dubai gala to raise funds for amfAR charity

Auction of film memorabilia and haute couture packages planned Raised a total of AED 17.6 million (US$4.8 million) in the past two years Under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, UN Messenger of Peace, Chairperson ...

Wed Nov 18, 2009 Emotion and adventure rule DIFF’s ‘In Focus’  on French cinema

Films exploring the history of European cinema, childhood melancholy, social dilemmas and an aviation adventure set in the Sahara Desert are among the eclectic mix of French films – five features and five shorts - on show in the ‘In Focus’ ...

Tue Nov 17, 2009 1400 entries for DIFF children’s painting competition;  24 winners to be invited to Children’s Gala

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) 2009 children’s painting competition received over 1,400 entries from students representing 30 schools in Dubai. The independent selection committee included; Ali Mostafa, director of the first ...

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