Sponsorship announcement:

Mon Oct 08,2012

Dubai, October 4th, 2012: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced that the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) will be a “supported by” sponsor alongside Dubai Culture & Arts Authority of the 9th edition of the Festival set to take place between December 9 – 16, 2012.

Launched in 2011, by His Highness Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council with the aim to embody the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to build creative generation in the fie of culture and the arts and the adoption of talented local and international arenas.

HIPA contributes to the development of the art of photography, discovers and encourages talented photographers to participate and engage in global photography activities. The award is dedicated to support all talented and professional photographers world-wide, giving them a unique opportunity to compete and excel in this artistic field.

Mr. Abdulhamid Juma, Chairman of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), said: “We are honored by the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award’s (HIPA) recognition of DIFF as a strategic organisation that promotes open dialogue between cultures and encourages creativity in the region. The partnership with HIPA strongly resonates with DIFF’s objectives to encourage, educate and support local emerging talent and open doors to regional and international audiences. We would like to thank HIPA for their support of the Festival and we look forward to long and mutually beneficial relationship.”

Ali bin Thalith, the SecretaryGeneral of HIPA, added that: “At HIPA we are committed to developing all forms of artistic excellence, we are not only limited to photography. The opportunity to collaborate with DIFF is one that we are thrilled at, and we look forward to working together in the upcoming years and bringing the best out of each organisation. Through this partnership, we anticipate to make Dubai a true hub for artistic excellence not only in the region but the entire world”. 


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