DIFF’S decennial edition to be presented in association with Dubai Studio City
Tue Oct 29,2013
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced that their decennial edition will once again be presented in association with Dubai Studio City (DSC), the region’s leading destination for international media productions. From the beginning, DSC has supported DIFF in its efforts to encourage film production in Dubai, positioning the city as a desirable production location that meets international industry standards.
Abdulhamid Juma, DIFF Chairman said: “For nine years, Dubai Studio City has supported us as we have grown from strength to strength, allowing us to stimulate unprecedented growth in Arab cinema.”
He continued, “DSC has been instrumental in helping us to deliver the best in cinema to the public every year and put Dubai on the world stage. Their long-standing commitment speaks volumes about their dedication to culture and arts in the region, and we look forward to celebrating ten remarkable years of DIFF, thanks to their continued partnership.”
Jamal Al Sharif, Managing Director of Dubai Studio City commented: “Dubai Studio City is proud to be a sponsor of the Dubai International Film Festival, in line with DSC and the Dubai Film and TV Commission’s (DFTC) collective goal to establish Dubai as a leading film production hub. Together, DFTC acts as a one-stop shop for filmmakers choosing Dubai as a production location, while Dubai Studio City offers world class infrastructure, facilities and services for leading audio visual media services available in Dubai.
DSC has rapidly become the location of choice for the local and international film, TV, music, entertainment and broadcasting industries. At the heart of the development are our state-of-the-art sound stages, which altogether comprise 65,000 sq. ft, and comes equipped with all the necessary services to facilitate world-class productions. The soundstages are the largest and most advanced in the region, making Dubai an ideal shooting destination whatever the nature of the project, or however vast the filmmaker’s imagination.”
The highly anticipated Festival will take place from December 6 to 14, and is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. DIFF’s decennial edition will provide Festival-goers access to a stellar line-up of films, special guests, industry initiatives and events.