“I think DIFF is an international crossroads between the Arabic, Asian and African cultures.”
Oliver Stone
DIFF’s prestigious Muhr Competition recognizing outstanding talent from the region
“It feels like a temple of cinema, where cinema is made special and it’s a privilege to be here.”
David O. Russell
Muhr Winners are now eligible for Oscars nomination – learn more
“One of the highest points of my career was the opening of DIFF in 2005 with Paradise Now.”
Hany Abu Assad
Three Gulf Directors Compete for IWC Filmmaker Award
“You show your film around the world, in Europe, Japan and Brazil and people tend to laugh and cry in the same places. I think that’s what unites us this human experience.”
Danis Tanovic