The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is not happening this year. The organizers have announced that the film festival will be held after every two years. Therefore, the 15th edition of DIFF will take place in 2019.
Established in 2004, Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is one of the leading film festivals in the region and not-for-profit cultural event that is presented and organized by Dubai Entertainment and Media Organization.
It aims to lead in building cultural understanding through creative achievement in film. It celebrates excellence in cinema, using it as a medium to promote open dialogue between cultures and nations. Since the media industry is rapidly growing therefore the organizers of the event have decided to adopt the new approach by organizing the film festival every two years.
The industry is changing fast, and so are we. The organisers of DIFF will be adopting a new approach with the festival taking place every 2 years, the 15th edition of DIFF confirmed for 2019. Final dates and more details to follow – stay tuned! https://t.co/cFjGmJ9TuL
— Dubai International Film Festival (@dubaifilm) April 18, 2018
According to Jamal Al Sharif, Dubai Film and TV Commission chairman, “With the vast changes taking place both in the regional and global movie making and content industry, we are seeking to redefine the Dubai International Film Festival’s approach towards nurturing growth, creativity and talent.”