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Festival Sponsors
DIFF is an annual not-for-profit event and since the inaugural Festival has received generous contributions and valuable support from its sponsors who have made it possible for DIFF to grow in strength, size and stature.

Our principal sponsors Dubai Duty Free, Emirates Airline and Madinat Jumeirah have incredible passion to see DIFF continue to expand as a definitive platform for Arab film, a goal that has driven DIFF since its inception. Their invaluable support has enabled the festival to grow year on year and has helped the region’s filmmaking community flourish.

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is the leading film festival in the region that remains true to its commitment to launch, nurture and promote Arab cinema and also provides a high-profile platform that recognises the technical and creative excellence emerging from the Arab world.

Since its inaugural edition in 2004, DIFF has screened over 1,670 films from 100 countries, supported over 240 films through the Dubai Film Market, distributed 255 Muhr Awards, presented 27 Lifetime Achievement Awards, welcomed a host of award-winning talent and received all-round appreciation from members of the international film fraternity and the cinema-loving audiences in the region.

DIFF is an annual not-for-profit event and sponsorship is an important element that greatly facilitates the success of the festival. We, at DIFF, believe that we have managed to achieve so much in so little time, because of the generous contributions and valuable support from our sponsors. As the festival continues to grow in stature, importance and prominence, there are a number of new sponsorship opportunities available.

Make the most of your business and your brand through sponsorship of the DIFF.

DIFF is the leading festival in the region and has been included in the list of the world’s top 15 film festivals for the second year running, reaffirming its status as a leading international film festival and a hub for filmmaking in the region.

Closer to home DIFF was awarded the accolade of ‘Favourite Cultural Event’ in the UAE at the What’s On Awards, which serves as a true testament to DIFF’s contribution to the region’s cinematic industry and its role.

With exclusive access to extraordinary events, unique experiential and branding opportunities and impactful PR stories, the DIFF creates partnerships that respond to business needs and give your clients and employees the chance to discover the best in Arab and international cinema and an exciting destination to mingle with A-list stars.

To work with our dedicated sponsorship team to create a bespoke partnership and for more information about sponsorship opportunities at DIFF, please contact Marketing, Events & Sponsorship.

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Official Outdoor Sponsor

People’s Choice Award

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Gala Sponsors

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