November 19, 2015

LEGACY CONTINUES AS 12th EDITION OF DIFF PRESENTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH DUBAI STUDIO CITY

Dubai, November 19, 2015 – The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced that the 12th edition of the Festival will once again be presented in association with Dubai Studio City (DSC), the region’s leading production, broadcasting and content creation hub for international media productions. Since the Festival’s inception in 2004, DIFF and DSC have continued a fruitful collaboration to drive the growth and development of the film industry and its infrastructure throughout the region in support of local and global communities, and aspiring filmmakers alike.

A perfect fit for the Festival and the requirements of many of its participants, DSC provides the ideal amalgamation of cutting edge facilities, state-of-the-art infrastructure, talent pool and a dynamic business community to support the budding growth of broadcast, film, television and music production companies across the region.

Commenting on the longstanding strategic partnership between DIFF and DSC, Abdulhamid Juma, DIFF Chairman, said: “DSC has supported the production of a multitude of encapsulating films that have been showcased at DIFF thanks to its rich talent pools, provisions of supporting infrastructure and a professional working environment. The fruitful relationship that has flourished between DIFF and DSC has not only helped the Festival excel dynamically, but also the UAE’s film industry as a whole, helping reinforce its place on the global map as a hub for film and TV production.”

Jamal Al Sharif, Managing Director of Dubai Studio City and Chairman of Dubai Film and TV Commission said;

“DIFF and DSC share a collective goal in promoting Dubai as a global production hub and supporting the development of an advanced media ecosystem here in the Emirate, attracting films from around the world and nurturing the creation of a dynamic pool of local talent. We are delighted to be supporting DIFF again this year, which will once again bring together regional and international filmmakers, as well as fresh new talent, and shine the spotlight on a number of exciting and creative productions that have taken place across Dubai this year.”

The 12th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival will run from December 9-16, 2015. The DIFF box office will be open from 27 November at www.dubaifilmfest.com. Additional information is also available through the Festival’s dedicated customer care number, 363 FILM (3456).

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