DIFF 2013 dates announced
The dates for the 2013 Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), which celebrates its 10th birthday this year, have been announced.
It will run from December 6 to 14.
DIFF organisers said the festival celebrated its highest attendance to date last year, with public admissions up by 35 per cent and 52,000 tickets issued over the eight days.
The ninth festival featured 158 premieres, and was attended by 1,700 industry delegates.
Chairman of DIFF Abdulhamid Juma said: “We look forward to rolling out the carpet for our 10th year to celebrate the richness of Arab cinema and further introduce audiences to fresh new talent and original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking.”
Highlights from 2012 included a premiere of ‘Life of Pi’ (pictured).
Celebrity guests included Cate Blanchett, Kevin Spacey, Colin Firth, Frieda Pinto, Rooney Mara, Kirsten Davis and Amr Waked.