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Dubai Film Festival 2018 Edition Officially Canceled

Following days of rising rumors, organizers have finally broken their silence, revealing that the event is now set to take place every two years, starting in 2019.

Future of Dubai International Film Festival in Doubt

Rumors that the festival — the highest-profile film event in the Middle East — has been canceled have circled the regional industry.

Dubai Film Festival Founders on Its Success: “We Started With the Idea to Bridge East and West”

Abdulhamid Juma and Masoud Amralla Al Ali are set to receive THR's inaugural Arab Cinema Personalities of the Year award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

‘Never Leave Me’ (‘Birakma Beni’): Film Review | Dubai 2017

Bosnian director Aida Begic examines the refugee crisis from the p.o.v. of three displaced Syrian boys in 'Never Leave Me.'

’69 Minutes of 86 Days’: Film Review | Dubai 2017

Egil Haaskjold Larsen’s prize-winning doc focuses on a three-year-old Syrian girl making her way to Sweden with her immigrant family.

‘Barefoot’ (‘Po Strnisti Bos’): Film Review | Dubai 2017

The Czech filmmakers behind the 1997 Oscar winner 'Kolya' return with 'Barefoot,' a coming-of-ager about an 8-year-old boy growing up during WWII.

‘Naila and the Uprising’: Film Review | Dubai 2017

Documenting the life of Palestinian resistance leader Naila Ayesh, director Julia Bacha shows the major role women played in the First Intifada in 'Naila and the Uprising.'

‘Shock and Awe’: Film Review | Dubai 2017

Woody Harrelson, James Marsden, Tommy Lee Jones and director Rob Reiner play the Knight Ridder journos credited with putting solid investigative reporting on Iraq over repackaged White House press releases in the wake of 9/11 in 'Shock and Awe.'

Palestinian Oscar Submission ‘Wajib’ Wins Big at Dubai Film Festival

The event drew to a close Wednesday with the regional premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi.'

‘Kiss Me Not’ (‘Balash Tbousny’): Film Review | Dubai 2017

Yasmine Rais ('Factory Girl') plays a popular starlet who suddenly decides to take the veil, thus wrecking a first-time director’s film, in Ahmed Amer’s satire 'Kiss Me Not' ('Balash Tbousny').

‘The Square’ Star Claes Bang on Becoming a Sex Symbol at 50

The lead star of Ruben Ostlund's Cannes-winning satire discusses his dramatic career change while at the Dubai Film Festival.

Arab Filmmakers Condemn Trump’s “Unforgivable” Jerusalem Move

A statement attacking the president's highly contentious decision to say the U.S. would formally recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital has received several hundred signatures within just one hour.