The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is the leading film festival in the region. The 12th edition of DIFF took place from December 9 – 16, 2015.
Dubai International Film Festival Wikipedia
The DIFF is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. It is a not-for-profit cultural event, presented and organised by Dubai Entertainment & Media Organization.
In 2014 DIFF screened a line-up of 118 feature films, shorts and documentaries from around the world including 55 world premieres and international premieres.
Opening the 2014 Festival was the Oscar nominated 'The Theory of Everything’, by Academy Award winning director James Marsh and starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones
As part of its ongoing commitment to stimulate regional film production and trade, DIFF established the Dubai Film Market (DFM) in 2007.