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Festival DIFF Young Journalist Award
DIFF Young Journalist Award
The 2017 DIFF Young Journalist Award is supported by Gulf News tabloid!. The programme is designed to offer unprecedented access to the festival and mentorship for university students and those in their final year of high school from around the UAE

What Can Students Expect?


Providing a real-life learning experience, shortlisted students will be thrown into the hustle, bustle and excitement of the Festival under the guidance of Gulf News tabloid!., the UAE’s widest-read entertainment supplement, creating content for web, print and social media. They will work to tight deadlines as a team, overseen by experienced journalists mentor and representatives from DIFF. The best report each day will be published in Gulf News’ tabloid!

The winner of the programme will be awarded during DIFF’s and will be offered an internship at tabloid!.

How to Get Involved


Interested applicants must be UAE nationals or residents of the UAE, a student enrolled in University, of any major, or in their final year of High School and available to participate in the Dubai International Film Festival’s YJA December 6-13, 2017. Applicants can register by emailing their resumes, a copy of a current passport/visa page and a review of the last film they watched to Press@filmfest.ae.

Emails must contain the subject header: DIFF Young Journalist Award 2017

Eight participants will be short-listed out of the submissions.

Submissions open on 23rd October, 2017.
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