Dubai includes “Celebration of Indian Cinema” section again, entries open

By NewsDesk • Published on July 30, 2013

DIFFAfter celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema in its 2012 edition, the 10th Dubai International Film Festival has again included a “Celebration of Indian cinema” section in its out-of-competition programme.

Feature films and documentaries can be submitted for inclusion in this section.

Last year, under this section, DIFF screened Joy Mathew’s Shutter, Kaushik Ganguly’s Sound, Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s Quartet 1, Ashim Ahluwalia’s Miss Lovely, Anand Gandhi’s Ship of Theseus and Hansal Mehta’s Shahid among others.

Besides “Celebration of Indian cinema”, the other out-of-competition sections are Arabian Nights, Cinema for Children, Cinema of AsiaAfrica, Cinema of the World and Gulf Voices.

Indian filmmakers can also submit entries for competitive sections: Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature, Muhr AsiaAfrica Documentary and Muhr AsiaAfrica Short.

For submission, films must have been produced after September 1, 2012.  Films must not have been screened in the Gulf region for any audiences before DIFF with the exception of the sixth edition of the Gulf Film Festival

Feature films must equal or exceed 60 minutes in length. Short films should not exceed 59 minutes in length.

Entries must be submitted online before August 31, 2013 by completing the online Submission Form here.

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