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DIFF Friends of the Festival enjoy the very best in film programming and exclusive events while also providing important philanthropic support to DIFF.

When you choose a DIFF Gold, DIFF Platinum or DIFF Royal Friends of the Festival package you can enjoy unique privileges at the festival.

With exclusive access to screenings, be a part of the exclusive opening and closing ceremony, interact with some of the leading industry professionals at the Dubai Film Market, attend glamourous events, enjoy VIP privileges, elite services and round it off with a tailor made trip to the 71st Cannes Film Festival in 2018.

Expect nothing short of a red carpet experience at every venue. Add to that, a celebration of exclusivity and cinema at the UAE’s most anticipated event.

Families or individuals can participate in any of the three exclusive DIFF Gold, DIFF Platinum or DIFF Royal packages.

Friends of the Festival Packages are also a great way to impress your clients and reward your employees. There are also bespoke opportunities to host your own private reception,

Choose the DIFF Friends of the Festival package that's right for you.

For more information on Friends of the Festival packages please contact:
Call Centre: +971 4 363 FILM (3456)
Amrita Sihra (Amrita.Sihra@filmfest.ae)



DIFF Gold


  • Exclusive invitation to Opening Night Screening and Party
  • Invitations to post gala receptions (2)
  • Tickets for gala Screenings
  • Regular screening tickets (4 per day)
  • Access to the Festival HQ
  • Access to Press Screenings and Conferences
  • Pre-gala cocktail access overlooking the red carpet
  • Reserved seating at every screening
  • Priority booking privileges
  • VIP parking
  • Invitations to exclusive Premieres (3 throughout the year)
  • Exclusive invitation to Closing Night Screening and Party
  • A DIFF team member to ensure you get the most out of the festival

Choose your package





DIFF Platinum


  • Exclusive invitation to Opening Night Screening and Party
  • Invitations to post gala receptions (4)
  • Tickets for gala Screenings
  • Regular screening tickets (6 per day)
  • Invitation to Charity Gala Dinner
  • Access to the Festival HQ
  • Access to Press Screenings and Conferences
  • Hair and Make-Up service on opening and closing nights
  • Pre-gala cocktail access overlooking the red carpet
  • Reserved seating at every screening
  • Priority booking privileges
  • VIP parking
  • Chauffer service to the top of Red Carpet from Al Qasr hotel
  • Invitations to exclusive Premieres (4 throughout the year)
  • Exclusive invitation to Closing Night Screening and Party
  • Guest Relations Manager to ensure you get the most out of the festival

Choose your package





DIFF Royal


  • 8 nights’ accommodation at Madinat Jumeirah - The Arabian Resort
  • A pair of tickets to the exclusive Opening Night Screening and Party
  • Invitations to 5 post gala receptions plus 2 guest passes
  • Unlimited tickets for gala Screenings with reserved seating
  • Unlimited regular screening tickets with reserved seating
  • Invitations to the IWC Gala Dinner (2)
  • Invitation to Charity Gala Dinner (6)
  • Full access to the Festival HQ
  • Full access to Press Screenings and Conferences
  • Hair and Make-Up service available for every evening
  • Pre-gala cocktail access overlooking the red carpet
  • Private lounge access to Gala screenings
  • Reserved seating at every screening
  • Full access to the Celebrity Gift Lounge
  • VIP parking
  • Chauffer service to the top of Red Carpet from anywhere in the UAE
  • Invitations to exclusive Premieres (4 throughout the year)
  • A pair of tickets to the exclusive Closing Night Screening and Party
  • A dedicated Guest Relations Manager to ensure you get the most out of the festival

Plus a pair of Invitations to the 71st Cannes Film Festival in 2018


  • 2 Business Class flights
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation in a 5 star hotel
  • Festival accreditation
  • A pair of invitations to an exclusive Celebrity Event
  • A pair of invitations to a Red Carpet Gala screening

Choose your package


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