Dubai International Film Festival extends deadline for first Gulf-wide poster competition

Wed Nov 10,2010

Professional and amateur creatives around the Gulf have three more weeks to capture the essence of the Dubai International Film Festival through photographs, illustrations or other mixed media and win special access packs to its seventh edition in December 2010.

DIFF launched the first poster competition in October, challenging creative individuals to capture its essence. The Festival has drawn a large number of entries, as well as multiple requests for additional time.

The juried competition is open to any individual practicing art across the Gulf, whether student or self-taught, full-time or part-time, professional or hobbyist, working in any medium or style. Photography, painting, drawing, computer-aided illustrations and other art forms are welcomed.

An independent jury will evaluate submissions based on creativity, originality, and relevance. The top 10 poster designs will receive special-access packs to DIFF 2010, including a 25-ticket voucher pack for Festival films and a DIFF Gala ticket pack with access to select red carpet gala screenings. In addition, the best designed poster could be selected for production or future use as part of DIFF’s marketing and outreach.

Competition entry details are at; and through the Festival’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.

The seventh edition of Dubai International Film Festival 2010 will be held from December 12 to 19. DIFF 2010 is held in association with Dubai Studio City and supported by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. Dubai Duty Free, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai Pearl, Emirates Airline and Madinat Jumeirah, the home of the Dubai International Film Festival, are the principal sponsors of DIFF.  Registration for DIFF 2010 is now open at

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