While Saudi Arabia heralded the return of public cinemas on Wednesday night, the Dubai International Film Festival announced a “new approach” to supporting the region’s film industry while scaling back the festival to once every two years.
The industry is changing fast, and so are we. The organisers of DIFF will be adopting a new approach with the festival taking place every 2 years, the 15th edition of DIFF confirmed for 2019. Final dates and more details to follow - stay tuned! https://t.co/cFjGmJ9TuL
— Dubai International Film Festival (@dubaifilm) April 18, 2018
“With the vast changes taking place both in the regional and global movie-making and content industry, we are seeking to redefine the Dubai International Film Festival’s approach towards nurturing growth, creativity and talent,” said Jamal Al Sharif, chairman of the Dubai Film and TV Commission.
The 15th film festival will take place in 2019. More details are to be announced at a later date, DIFF organizers said in a statement.