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DIFF partners with Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

A delegation from the Academy attending the 10th edition of DIFF (December 6-14) will deliver a programme of events catered to festivalgoers, filmmakers and industry professionals.

The director Ava DuVernay, along with Shekhar Kapur, will present An Academy Conversation on Directing during the Dubai International Film Festival.  Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP
The director Ava DuVernay, along with Shekhar Kapur, will present An Academy Conversation on Directing during the Dubai International Film Festival. Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced a partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A delegation from the Academy attending the 10th edition of DIFF (December 6 to 14) will deliver a programme of events catering to festivalgoers, filmmakers and industry professionals.

The delegation includes Sid Ganis, a producer and former president of the Academy; Vicangelo Bulluck, the Academy managing director of outreach and strategic initiatives; Ellen Harrington, the director of exhibitions and collections at the Academy Museum; and Academy members – the directors Ava DuVernay and Shekhar Kapur. They will present An Academy Conversation on Directing, a discussion on their experiences and insights on the effect that changing moviegoer demographics and new technologies have on the filmmaking process.

“With the visit to DIFF, a hub for filmmakers from around the world, the Academy continues its international outreach – artist to artist – with members offering their knowledge and experiences to filmmakers all over the world,” said Ganis.

The Academy hosts the annual Oscars Awards and has recognised excellence in filmmaking for more than eight decades. – The National staff

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