After a week of swirling rumours, the Dubai International Film Festival’s (DIFF) 2018 event has been postponed, it’s been announced. The organisers have confirmed a one-year hiatus with the aims of making 2019’s edition bigger and better than ever.
In a tweet from the official DIFF account, the event says they are “adopting a new approach” and that the 15th edition of DIFF is confirmed for 2019.”
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,” says Jamal Al Sharif, chairman Dubai Film and TV Commission.”
“The Festival will continue its significant contribution to the development of the industry, as we look forward to celebrating with the public, film lovers and industry professionals in 2019. We will announce the final dates, details and the new programme as soon as confirmed,” Al Sharif said.
Roll on December 2019!