Magazine article Screen International

Dubai Reveals Dates for 2013 Fest

Magazine article Screen International

Dubai Reveals Dates for 2013 Fest

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Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced their 2013 dates and revealed figures of "its most successful edition" to date.

The 10th anniversary edition will take place from Dec 6-14, 2013.

Last year's festival boasted a 35% increase in public admissions with 52,000 tickets issued over eight days and included 158 films with 49 world premieres and 15 international premieres. A record number of 2,100 films were submitted from 115 countries. Over 75 Arab films, shorts and documentaries were also showcased.

The event also saw a 50% boost in student attendance; a 100% rise to visits of their new website and 950% on mobile devices.

The festival was attended by 1,700 industry delegates and 1,300 accredited media from 90 countries.

"It is thrilling to see our industry initiatives and awards assisting the creation of the filmmakers of the future and the thriving Arab film industry making a true impact on the international festival circuit," said DIFF Chairman Abdulhamid Juma. …

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