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DIFF 2016 Celebrates Community Support with Partner Sponsors

Local and regional companies reaffirm their commitment for the DIFF 13th Festival

The Dubai International Film Festival DIFF is pleased to announce that it will be supported by a number of globally and regionally renowned companies as the Festival’s Partner Sponsors. The valued Partner Sponsors include Atlas Printing Press, Behind the Scenes, Crystal Gallery, Dubai Design District (d3), du, E-vision, Fashion Forward, ITP, APP, Global Communications Agency, GiftsWalla, Hoodielistic, Giga Works, Joy Films, Manipal University Dubai, Carma, Mediaquest, Sayidaty Magazine, Monviso Water, Tabeer and Taaleem.

Atlas Printing Press, one of the leading commercial and magazine printers in the UAE, prints the Festival’s range of film publications and will bring the magic of cinema to the forefront during the festival as a Partner Sponsor, while Sayidaty Magazine, the leading family magazine across the region will be on site capturing all the action throughout DIFF.

Also supporting DIFF are publishing giants ITP Publishing Group and APP Media Group. ITP is a leader in the Middle East industry with more than 80 weekly and monthly magazines and a wide portfolio of market-leading digital properties, as well as producing over 80 business and consumer events and conferences each year. APP and its diverse array of publications brings a bold new voice to the publishing landscape in the region.

Celebrating the creativity and art that lives with the film community, Dubai Design District (d3) and Fashion Forward join as Partner Sponsors. d3 has been carefully developed to provide a creative ecosystem that surpasses the expectations of a typical neighbourhood, while Fashion Forward, continuing its strategic partnership with d3, works to showcase the most innovative and fresh fashion from across the region.

In addition, du, the fastest growing mobile communications and technology provider (mobile provider and internet provider) in UAE, continues its support of the local and regional community by coming on board as a Partner Sponsor for the 2016 Festival. E-Vision, part of Etisalat, brings its wide array of content from Major Hollywood studios, Bollywood studios and the latest Arabic productions, as well as around 600+ TV channels from around the world, to the global audiences of DIFF.

Offering of a wide variety of well-known print and digital media outlets, Mediaquest will inform, educate and entertain DIFF audiences with their leading titles Haya, Marie Claire Arabia and Trends magazines.

Carma provides a fully integrated media intelligence solution, enabling organisations like DIFF to make informed business decisions through distribution, monitoring and analysis of all forms of local, regional and international media. Behind the Scenes production and photography, will be documenting the festival from the red carpets to the Dubai Film Market and everything in between.

Giga Works joins the Festival with its virtual and real technology that has spread across the UAE, complementary to DIFF’s latest virtual reality programme, DIFFerent Reality, introduced for the first time ever at the 2016 Festival. Joy Films have worked tirelessly to ensure seamless pre and post production efforts to help elevate the local industry.

The Global Communications Agency will be hosting the Festival’s celebrity gift suite, whilst GiftsWalla bring the love of film, comics and pure storytelling to life with their Superhero, Gaming and Series based collection, available online. Hoodielistic’s UAE-grown ultra-chic t-shirts, hoodies and even mugs will be on display during the 13th edition of DIFF. While Crystal Gallery, a prominent manufacturer of handcrafted crystal products will both be adding sparkle with their high-end luxury goods which shape the Muhr Awards.

Students from Manipal University Dubai (MUD) – a branch of India’s largest private university – will be lending a helping hand and gaining a once in a lifetime experience during the Festival as another Partner Sponsor.

MonViso Water, sourced straight from Monviso Mountain in the Italian Alps, will be quenching festival goers’ thirst with water all the way from the highest spring water source in Europe. Translating all of the DIFF content this year is brand new partner sponsors Tabeer, the first agency in the UAE to specialize in multilingual content development and management, as well as translation and design.

The final Partner Sponsor is close to the heart of DIFF’s commitment to growing local and regional talent. Taaleem, one of the largest education providers in the UAE, has come together once again with the Festival for its popular Young Animators Award. Launched at the 2015 edition, the award is presented after a group of selected students explore the world of animation in a specially designed workshop prior to the festival.

Abdul hamid Juma, DIFF’s Chairman, said: “Regional and local support is essential for the continued growth of the Festival year on year, and we would like to extend our thanks to the Partner Sponsors for their generous support at the Festival’s 13th edition. Their steadfast support ensures another exceptional offering for DIFF guests and ensures the eight days are unmissable for all.”

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