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Nicolas Cage Presents ‘Outstanding Filmmaker of the Year Award’ to Charles Roven Dark Knight producer

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) yesterday hosted a remarkable award ceremony in which Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage presented DIFF’s Outstanding Filmmaker of the Year Award to long-time collaborator, prolific producer Charles Roven.

Roven is one of America’s highest-grossing producer this year, with The Dark Knight, starring the late Heath Ledger, Brothers Grimm, Get Smart, and the upcoming Season of the Witch to his credit.

DIFF Chairman Abdulhamid Juma said: “Charles Roven’s long career is an extraordinary achievement and an inspiration for young, aspiring filmmakers throughout the world. I am proud to present Mr. Roven with our Outstanding Filmmaker of the Year award in recognition of his far-reaching contribution to cinema.”

Nicolas Cage handed the award to Roven, who was awarded a ‘Premier Tri-Retrograde Chronograph’ watch as a token of appreciation by sponsor Harry Winston.

Roven has over the years generated a succession of box office smashes and independent classics that add up to billions of dollars in revenues. His credits include such memorable films as ‘Final Analysis’, the Oscar-nominated ‘Twelve Monkeys’, ‘Fallen’, ‘City Of Angels’, and the highly-acclaimed post-Gulf War tale ‘Three Kings’.

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Roven deserves it. Black

Roven deserves it. Black Knight is set to become a classic, a must-see, a must-have to anyone's DVD collection.

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About Dubai


In 2004, the Dubai International Film Festival launched with its theme of ‘Bridging Cultures. Meeting Minds.

‘Going into its fourth year, DIFF is held under the Honorary Chairmanship of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. DIFF is a not-for-profit cultural event, presented and organized by the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority.

Reflecting Dubai’s cosmopolitan and multicultural character, the festival showcases a wide selection of features, shorts and documentaries from around the world.

DIFF aims at establishing itself as a major international festival, while continuing to act as a platform for showcasing excellence in Arab Cinema and simultaneously contributing to the development and growth of the regional industry and talent.

As one of the world’s fastest growing business and tourist destinations, Dubai provides an ideal meeting point for industry friends and colleagues from around the globe. DIFF creates an exciting atmosphere for exchanging ideas among a group of progressive film industry professionals. Moreover, the networking initiatives hosted by DIFF provide participants and guests a favourable setting for conducting business


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