Dubai Film Festival open for entry

14/06/2011 - Dubai Lifestyle News posted by Bob Brunskill
Dubai Film Festival open for entry

Aspiring filmmakers in Dubai will be pleased to learn that entry for the eighth season of the Dubai International Film Festival is now open.The festival, one of the biggest in the region, will be held from December 7th to 14th.Organisers have confirmed that the festival is now accepting entries for the official screening selection, out-of-festival screenings, the Muhr Awards, the Dubai Film Connection fund and the post-production support programme called Enjaaz.Masoud Amralla Al Ali, artistic director of the festival, said the event is a proven springboard for films and filmmakers into the global and regional limelight."Our Festival is an established destination for discovery of Arab, Asian and African cinema; our track record in catapulting films to the international domain is unmatched in the region," he noted.The Muhr Awards, which are open to directors of Arab origin from around the world, will offer cash prizes of $600,000 each for shorts, documentaries and feature films.Entries will be accepted until August 1st, 2011.