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Explore DIFF’s Archive


Heralded by Variety magazine as one of the world’s “50 unmissable film festivals“, DIFF has cemented its reputation as the ultimate destination to discover films from the Arab world and beyond. The archive gives you access to the films, juries, galleries, press releases and more from the first edition in 2004 through to the current edition.

DIFF Awards 2012

Muhr Emirati

Best Film


Producer: Juma Al Sehli

Best Director


Director: Abdullah Aljunaibi
Director: Humaid Alawadi

Special Jury Prize


Director: Muna Al Ali

Muhr Arab Feature

Best Film


Producer: Gerhard Meixner
Producer: Roman Paul

Special Jury Prize


Producer: Dina Farouk

Special Mention


Cast: Alexandra Kahwagi

Best Actor


Best Actress


Cast: Waad Mohammed

Muhr Arab Short

Best Film


Producer: Murray Bartlett

Special Jury Prize


Producer: Ghassan Kairouz

Muhr Arab Documentary

Best Director


Director: Hinde Boujemaa

Director: Kamal El Mahouti

Best Film


Producer: Khaled Kaissar

Special Jury Prize


Producer: Mohanad Yaqubi
Producer: Sami Said

Special Mention

Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature

Best Film


Producer: Zeki Demirkubuz

Best Director


Director: Kim Ki-duk

Special Jury Prize


Producer: Nicholas Bruckman

Best Actor


Cast: Engin Günaydın

Best Actress


Cast: Aida El-Kashef

Muhr AsiaAfrica Short

Best Film


Producer: L. Rezan Yesilbas

Best Director


Director: Nargiza Mamatkulova

Special Jury Prize


Producer: Taalay Kulmendeiev

Muhr AsiaAfrica Documentary

Best Film


Producer: Nishtha Jain
Producer: Signe Byrge Sorensson
Producer: Torstein Grude

Best Director


Director: Fyzal Boulifa

Special Jury Prize


Director: Mohsen Amiryoussefi
Director: Pirooz Kalantari

Special Mention


Director: Mosco Kamwendo

The Dubai Expo 2020 People’s Choice Award

Best Film


Director: Karzan Kader

Director: Benjamin Renner
Director: Stéphane Aubier
Director: Vincent Patar
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