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The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is the leading film festival in the region. Since its inception in 2004, the festival has served as an influential platform for Arab filmmakers and talent at an international level, by spearheading the cinema movement in the region. The 12th edition of DIFF will take place from December 9-16, 2015. For more updatd information about diff, please visit dubaifilmfest.com


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Colin Firth interacted with public at ‘In Conversation' session at DIFF 2010

Renowned actor Colin Firth, the star of the opening film of the seventh Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), The King’s Speech, interacted with visitors to the festival at the ‘In Conversation’ session. It followed the actor being presented with the Variety ‘International Star of the Year’ Award today (Monday, Dec. 13) at the First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, from 4 to 5pm. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shivani Pandya, DIFF Managing Director, said:

"Colin Firth is among the most renowned names in the entertainment industry, and it is DIFF's honour to bestow the ‘International Star of the Year,' one of the most highly-ranked awards to him. Variety is at the forefront of promoting global dialogue in cinema and for DIFF, it is a perfect fit to host the award ceremony."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actress Carey Mulligan (An Education; Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps) was in Dubai to present the award to Colin Firth.

The English thespian, Colin Firth's memorable performances include his depiction of Mr. Darcy on the 1995 television series of Pride and Prejudice, Bridget Jones' Diary with co-stars Renée Zellweger and Hugh Grant, and BAFTA Award-winner A Single Man.

Last year, the DIFF presented Scottish actor Gerard Butler with the Variety ‘International Star of the Year' Award.

  

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About Dubai International Film Festival

Wilcox Alison
(Dubai International Film Festival)

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is the leading film festival in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Since its inception in 2004, the festival has served as an influential platform for Arab filmmakers and talent at an international level, by spearheading the cinema movement in the region. The 12th edition of DIFF will take place from December 9-16, 2015.

DIFF has established itself as a major international festival, while continuing to serve as a premier showcase event for Arab cinema, and contributing to the development and growth of the regional industry.

DIFF’s pioneering initiatives such as the Muhr Awards, Dubai Film Connection and Dubai Film Market have enriched professional experiences in the region, while also raising the profile of regional works on the world stage.

The festival has left an indelible impression on its guests, industry professionals and viewers, through its events, workshops, seminars and principal mandate of presenting the finest selection of cinema from all over the world. DIFF is a frontrunner in promoting better cultural understanding through creative achievements in film.


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