As the 14th Dubai International Film Festival comes to a close tonight, ‘Star Wars’ fans are gathering in force for the premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, the closing film. Get on board the celebration as we bring you all the action from the red carpet live.
Don't mess with this Emirati filmmaker
X-Wing pilot in our midst
Fear not, we’ve got an X-Wing pilot in our midst. We’re in love with Chris’s cosplay tonight. The #StarWars fan is from Australia. #StarWarsTheLastJedi #DIFF17 pic.twitter.com/RU7rgbskrF— tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017
More fans arrive in character
Emirati #StarWars fan Abdullah is here tonight as #Finn, the character made famous by @JohnBoyega in #TheForceAwakens. #Diff17 #StarWarsTheLastJedi pic.twitter.com/R2YcNxFSaX— tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017
Han Solo and Princess Leia... or is it?
These #StarWars are cracking us up. Megan, who’s from the UK, is dressed as #HanSolo and her friend Fraser (from Scotland) is here as #PrincessLeia. #StarWarsTheLastJedi #DIFF17 pic.twitter.com/MQd9fsJkz5— tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017
Darth Vader arrives...
Did you spot the villain?
Fans travel far and wide for premiere
Action from the red carpet
Look out for these guys at tonight's premiere...
Star Wars force strong in Dubai
Fans arrive in full force for premiere
Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere
We are all set for the premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, the closing movie of the 14th Dubai International Film Festival.
Winners stand tall with their Muhr prizes
Winner of the Muhr Best Feature film Annemarie Jacoir for Wajib walks away with Dh200,000 prize
Muhr Best Feature fiction film goes to Aneemarie Jacir for the film Wajib
Muhr Best non-fiction goes to the film Taste of Cement by Ziad Khalthoum
Special Jury Prize is awarded to Heaven Without People
The Muhr Best Director goes to Sofia Djama for The Blessed
Best Actor award goes to father and son Mohammed Bakri and Saleh Bakri
Best Actress goes to Menha Ak Batroui for Cactus Flower
The Muhr Best Arab Short goes to A Drowning Man by Mahdi Fleifel
The Muhr Short – Jury Prize goes to The President's Visit
Winner for Muhr Gulf Short for Best Film
Winner for Muhr Best Gulf Short
Best Emirati Feature Film Award
The Muhr Emirati Best Short
Muhr Emirati Best Director
Emirati best director award
Emirates NBD People's Choice Award
The Arab Film Studio Scriptwriting Award goes to...
$100,000 Cinema Award given away
The Ministry of Interior’s Cinema Award went to writer Fareed Ramadan, who took home a cheque for $100,000.
Young Journalist recognised at Diff
The Young Journalist Award at this year's Dubai International Film Festival went to Sanjay Shankar.
Gulf News' Managing Editor, Mohammed Almezel, handed out the award. Continuing the successful partnership between Gulf News and Diff, the Young Journalist Award, gives budding writers and filmmakers unrivalled access to the world of cinema.
Muhr Awards begins, 13 vie for best Emirati film award
The Muhr Awards at the Dubai International Film Festival has begun.
Shaikh Mansour Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is one of the distinguished guests at the award ceremony.
This year, 13 films are competing in the Muhr Awards - Emirati category. One of the contenders is Nujoom Alghanem's feature film, SharpTools.
This year, 13 films are competing in the #Muhr #Emirati category at @dubaifilm including Nujoom Alghanem's feature film, #SharpTools pic.twitter.com/Vt7Mv8B0i8— tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017
59 films competing for Muhr Awards
The Dubai International Film Festival will be announcing the winner of the Muhr Awards, a platform that showcases talent in Arab cinema.
This year’s selection comprised 59 biopics, comedies, dramas and love stories from the Arabian Peninsula, Levant and North Africa, vying across four categories: Muhr Emirati, Muhr Features (fiction or non-fiction), Muhr Short and Muhr Gulf Short.
One of the films nominated for the Muhr #Gulf Short at @Dubaifilm is #Detained, from #SaudiArabia, which narrates the story of a refugee who is detained by US Homeland Security. pic.twitter.com/KNqNqeCGY2— tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017
Meet the Muhr Awards panel
A world-renowned panel of film experts will judge the Dubai International Film Festival’s (Diff) Muhr Awards this year. The awards, presented annually, recognises the best Arab talent of the year in four categories: Muhr Emirati, Muhr Features, Muhr Short and Muhr Gulf Short. Meet the panelists