Thu Dec 05,2013

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the top-tier companies that are its esteemed Barter Sponsors for the tenth edition of the festival, to take place in Dubai from December 6 to 14.

BBH (Best Broadcast Hire), Crystal Gallery, Leo Burnett, LLotus Translation Services, Manipal University,  Masar, Media Watch, Patron, Diet Pepsi, Red Door productions, Seawings, the Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding and The Talkies have all enlisted to support the festival with in-kind services that make DIFF the UAE’s most anticipated cultural event of the year.

Mahsa Motamedi, DIFF’s Director of Marketing and Sponsorship, said: “Our Supporting Sponsors are key to our high standard of events and general festival atmosphere. Many of their services are central to the public experience, such as translation and publishing of information booklets, and others are crucial for our back office support, like media monitoring and advertising design. Whatever the service, our Supporting Sponsors’ contribution is nothing less than essential to DIFF’s functioning to a standard of excellence. We thank them for helping us deliver the best festival every year for our UAE film community.” 

Crystal Gallery, the UAE’s leading manufacturer of hand-crafted, exquisite crystal products, provides the coveted Muhr statuettes for the festival’s prestigious Muhr Awards. Masar, the leading printing and publishing house in the region, prints all of the festival’s publications and marketing collateral.

Patrón Tequila the world’s number one ultra-premium tequila, available in more than 140 countries across the globe is an official drinks sponsor.

BBH (Best Broadcast Hire) will be broadcasting live from the red carpet on opening night and Diet Pepsi in partnership with You Tube will be broadcasting live every night from their dedicated studio.  Red Door productions have supported DIFF with advertising at Reel Cinemas and leading production house Talkies produced this year’s DIFF’s trailer.

Attitude Enterprises, the leading Media & Fashion production group in the UAE will be the official camera crew capturing all the action throughout the Festival.

Lotus Translation Services provides consecutive and simultaneous translation at the festival’s many press conferences, seminars and events. Media Watch is the Middle East’s top media monitoring service, allowing clients to track all mentions of their company or service across a wide range of media.

Award-winning global advertising agency Leo Burnett is the force behind DIFF’s advertising campaign. Manipal University has supported the festival for numerous editions, offering its brightest students who report on the festival news and events.

DIFF welcomes Aerial sightseeing company Seawings to its sponsorship roster this year and The Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding has welcomed visitors to its frank, open discussions and seminars of Emirati culture and values since 1998.

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