Dubai International Film Festival 2012

The 2012 Dubai International Film Festival is an exciting international film event that highlights independent films, filmmakers, and scriptwriters from around the world. The Dubai International Film Festival‘s aim is to help filmmakers reach the widest possible viewers, allow the international film community and overall public to experience the influence of cinema and promote their city as a main film making center. They are known for being a varied international film festival that supports developing and well-known directors.The festival will be held from December 7 to 14.

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) launched seven years ago and the influence it has had on the region’s film industry has been huge. This week-long film festival serves as a platform where native and international directors, film-makers, writers and actors can come organized to share ideas and creativeness through workshops and seminars to help each other attain success in the county market.

Dubai International Film Festival is held in every December, this major international festival charms ability and celebs from all over the globe. It holds openings of normal and regional films, shorts and documentaries – often on topics hardly tackled away in the world. In recent years, DIFF has also started showcasing African and Asian film skill.

DIFF also receives films that have been submitted to other international festivals to help native talent gain global appreciation and to more highpoint the growing film industry in the Middle East. This groundbreaking film festival in the Middle East has launched a varied range of awards and also, the Dubai Film Market, a programmer which enables assistance between local film-makers in order to bring scripts to screens. Many of its awards support up-and-coming young, local film makers and provide them with seed money and valuable industry influences.

For visitors, DIFF is a festival like no other where film is used to cross limits, typecasts and ideas, transporting a varied collection of stories from local GCC countries to life. For industry professionals, this festival is a precious week for networking and ahead support from programs and creativity related with the Dubai International Film Festival.

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A.R. Rahman to get Lifetime Achievement Award at Dubai Festival

At the coming Dubai International Film Festival A.R Rahman is going to be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award. The festival will be held from December 7 to 14. Rahman is seemingly the youngest person ever and the first musician to gain this award. In the past, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Yash Chopra and Subhash Ghai had received the award for their outstanding input to cinema. This will be really another feather in AR Rahman’s cap.

“A. R Rahman is an inspiration for countless musicians and composers, and has brought a fresh infusion of talent to the Indian film industry. Through his international foray, working with some of the world’s most accomplished musicians, he demonstrated the power of music to cross all barriers and connect with a global audience,” said Abdulhamid Juma, the festival’s chairman.

Rahman is famous for his incredible film scores, and has written soundtracks for blockbuster Bollywood films including ‘Bombay’, ‘Lagaan’, and ‘Dil Se’. More recently ,Rahman’s Slumdog Millionaire, which was screened at DIFF 2008, won the musician two Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song, while his score for 127 Hours, which screened at DIFF 2010, won him Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award nominations.

An Honorary Fellow of the Trinity College of Music, Rahman is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, and was named as one of the World’s Most Influential People by Time in 2009. Through his international foray, working with some of the world’s most accomplished musicians, he proved the power of music to cross all barriers and connect with a global audience with a global audience,” said Abdulhamid Juma, the festival’s chairman. We are honoured to present Mr. Rahman with the DIFF Lifetime Achievement Award.