The DIFF also announced an increase in the prize money for the three winning projects. The prize money has been raised to US$25,000 from the existing US$15,000 in each category.
The DFC received recommendations from 107 filmmakers from 18 countries in the first year.
Shivani Pandya, managing director of DIFF, said in a Press release, “In its third year of operations, the DIFF Industry Office has widened its base. There was an overwhelming response to the office’s events and networking opportunities last year. I am very proud that 25 per cent of the projects at the DFC last year are now in pre-production, and that we are able to raise our production grants and continue this valuable initiative for another year. “
This spot has been known to be one of the coldest spots in the UAE, recording sub-zero temperatures during peak winter in recent years
The leaders mourned the passing of Sheikh Isa bin Mubarak bin Hamad bin Sabah Al Khalifa
A collective of 509 university graduates received their graduation certificates this year
Read some of his last words in a poem he wrote amidst the raging war between Israel and Hamas