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Dubai Film Market The Ministry of Interior Cinema Award
The Ministry of Interior Cinema Award
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is proud to partner with The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Interior for the fourth year running to support Arab filmmakers bring projects that highlight and raise awareness of societal issues to the widest possible audience through the power of cinema.

The Ministry of Interior’s Cinema Award comprises a prize of $100,000 and will be presented at the Festival which runs from 6-13 December, 2017.

The awarded films must tackle social and safety issues which impact individuals, families and communities such as child protection, road safety, drug abuse, natural disasters and cyber-crimes.

This investment reinforces The Ministry of Interior’s mandate of raising awareness to ensure the welfare of the community and its commitment to supporting exceptional Arab filmmakers.

The Award recognizes inspiring, inventive and distinctive writing and this year’s selected recipient of the award will be presented at the Muhr Awards on the 13th December.

Past recipients of the awards include:

- 2014: Saeed Salmeen Al Murry
- 2015: Abdullah Hassan Ahmad
- 2016: Darin Sallam

Further details on the awards are on
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