International Council for Film,Television
and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT)



Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF)



Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Founding year: 2004
Contact:, +971 4 363 3456

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is the leading film festival in the region.
DIFF has also extended its platform to present and honour excellence in cinema from countries in Asia and Africa.
The festival's prestigious Muhr Emirati, Arab and AsiaAfrica Awards recognise outstanding talent from the region, presenting prize money to Muhr Award winners and also raising the profile of regional works on the world stage.
The Dubai Film Market (DFM) is the business hub of the Festival. It is the only platform in the Middle East dedicated to the development, production and distribution of Arab film as well as the discovery of the best in Arab, Asian and African cinema.