Stars set to appear at Dubai film event

25/10/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Neil King
Stars set to appear at Dubai film event

Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth and his wife Livia will be among the Hollywood stars appearing at the highly anticipated Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).They will be joined by Sex and the City actress Kristin Davis and Rooney Mara, who is perhaps best known for her role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.Egyptian actor Amr Waked and UAE director Ali Mostafa are also on the star-studded guest list for the high-profile cinematic extravaganza at the Armani Hotel in Downtown Dubai on December 14th.A gala dinner will be held to support the One Night to Change Lives campaign, with the proceeds going to charity.Welcoming the likes of Firth and other movie stars to Dubai will only enhance the emirate's reputation as a world-class destination even further.DIFF chairman Abdulhamid Juma said he was honoured to be involved in such a worthwhile event."We also look forward to welcoming our guests to Dubai for what we are sure will be a successful event," he remarked."Part of the DIFF remit is 'Bridging Cultures' so as the Festival grows, it is wonderful to be able to shine a spotlight on these worthy causes and charities whilst making a measurable, tangible difference to our global community."The film festival itself promises to be an extremely memorable occasion and organisers confirmed earlier this week (October 21st) that principal and founding sponsors Dubai Duty Free, Emirates Airlines and Madinat Jumeirah will be involved in the event for the ninth consecutive year.Thousands of people are expected to descend on the UAE for the festival and executive vice chairman of Emirates Airline & Group Sir Maurice Flanagan insisted that the DIFF adds to an already impressive list of events held in Dubai.Visitors can expect to see a host of new movies created by acclaimed international producers and budding film-makers from across the Middle East.It is occasions such as this one that makes the UAE such an attractive proposition for investors at the moment.