Abdulhamid Juma, Chairman of DIFF, highlighted the Competition’s worldwide prominence, commenting; “Constructing bridges of understanding all through world communities is important for the development of humankind and selling such cultural consciousness has at all times been crucial for Dubai Worldwide Movie Competition’s imaginative and prescient. The Competition is a gateway of innovation between the East and the West, bringing collectively a few of the most inventive and progressive minds from throughout the globe and making it a super platform to additional promote and assist the UAE’s bid.”

To maximise consciousness of the bid, all delegates at DIFF will put on Dubai Expo 2020 pins and the bid’s branding will seem on all official banners and collateral. Ali’s Movie, a function movie produced particularly to assist the bid, shall be performed on the gala dinner on the ultimate night time of pageant, which shall be held between December ninth and sixteenth.


DIFF was launched in 2004 and has acquired a report variety of movie submissions for this 12 months’s Competition, with a complete of two,100 movies submitted.  Prior to now, DIFF has been within the limelight as the worldwide platform the place high-profile movies have been showcased. Finally 12 months’s pageant, Hollywood actor Tom Cruise introduced A-list star energy to Dubai to advertise Mission: Unimaginable-Ghost Protocol.

The announcement of DIFF’s assist is additional proof of the Expo group’s profitable efforts to generate assist for Dubai’s Expo bid throughout various communities.  If the UAE wins the bid, Dubai will grow to be the primary metropolis within the Center East, North Africa and South Asia area to host a World Expo. With one-third of the world’s inhabitants dwelling inside a four-hour flight of the UAE and 50 million passengers travelling by means of Dubai Worldwide Airport in 2011, Dubai is strongly positioned to welcome the world and showcase all of the emirate has to supply.

Dubai, UAE, is competing towards 4 different candidate cities bidding to host the 2020 World Expo, together with Ayutthaya (Thailand); Ekaterinburg (Russia); Izmir (Turkey); and Sao Paulo (Brazil).

The winner shall be introduced in November 2013 following a vote by the 161 member nations of the Bureau Worldwide des Expositions, the intergovernmental organisation answerable for overseeing the calendar, bidding, choice and organisation of World Expos.