14th Annual Dubai International Film Festival

The opening ceremony of prestigious 14th annual Dubai International Film Festival that was held on December 6th 2017 witnessed international celebrities, stellar line-up of film premiers and screenings across the city.

The star-studded festival will showcase more than 140 feature-length and short films in more than thirty eight different languages from fifty one countries. The eight day festival also features a series of competition segments including the Muhr Competition for feature fiction and non-fiction. Short films from Arab and from other countries will be screened as part of the competition and the winner will qualify for Oscar nominations. At the closing ceremony of the festival, the highly anticipated film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will be screened.

Dubai film festival

Dubai film festival

Some celebrities present at the Dubai International Film Festival are Sir Patrick Stewart, Irrfan Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Cate Blanchett, and Egyptian writer Wahid Hamed.

  -Akhila Kakarala
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