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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 2016

Muhr Emirati Awards

Best Director

United Arab Emirates
Director: Yaser Al Neyadi

Best Muhr Emirati Short

United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia
Director: Shatha Masoud

Best Muhr Emirati Feature

United Arab Emirates and Iran
Director: Abdulla Al Kaabi

Muhr Gulf Short Awards

Special Jury Prize

Saudi Arabia
Director: Mohammed Alholayyil

Best Muhr Gulf Short

Saudi Arabia
Director: Bader Alhomoud

Muhr Short Awards

Special Jury Prize

Lebanon
Director: Mounia Akl

Best Muhr Short

Tunisia
Director: Mehdi M. Barsaoui

Muhr Feature Awards

Best Actress

Lebanon, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and France
Cast: Julia Kassar

Best Actor

Egypt, United Arab Emirates, France and Qatar
Cast: Ali Sobhi

Best Director

Egypt
Director: Mohammed Hammad

Special Jury Prize Muhr Feature

Lebanon and United Arab Emirates
Director: Eliane Raheb

Best Muhr non-Fiction Feature

Lebanon, France, Norway and United Arab Emirates
Director: Maher Abi Samra

Best Muhr Fiction Feature

Iraq, Germany and Qatar
Director: Hussein Hassan

The Emirates NBD People’s Choice Award

Best Film

France
Director: Michel Boujenah
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