DIFF365@VOX by Dubai International Film Festival
Dubai International Film Festival announced it will screen films from around the world all year long at a dedicated screen DIFF365@VOX in VOX Cinemas in Mall of the Emirates.
Film fans can now look forward to a brand new initiative from VOX Cinemas, du and DIFF that will bring all year round screenings of the best independent cinema through the dedicated new screening theatre DIFF 365@VOX powered by du at VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.
DIFF 365@VOX powered by du will champion films that entertain, challenge and expand film fans perspectives. Independent films that might not traditionally be released at cinemas across the UAE and celebrate talent outside of the big studio releases will be presented throughout the year.
I am glad this is finally happening. It's about time there's an option all year to watch films that are 'not traditionally released' in UAE cinemas, at least in Dubai. I do hope this will be something that can also take place across the UAE, cinemas should work together on something like this.
Whilst the The Scene Club has been filling that gap so far with its bi-monthly screenings at VOX Cinemas in Mall of the Emirates, which is admirable efforts by them, it is still not enough. There are also several pop up film screenings (both indoors and outdoors) hosted by the film platform Cinema Akil, it is simply just not the same as watching films in cinemas.
DIFF365@VOX will screen a new film every two weeks, each film will be on for two weeks and screening multiple times every day. This is the line up and schedule so far:
- I, Danie Blake (20 April - 3 May 2017)
- Hotel Salvation (4 - 17 May 2017)
- A Man Called Ove (18 - 31 May 2017)
- Django (1 - 14 June 2017)
- Maudie (15 - 28 June 2017)
People in Dubai are no longer allowed to complain about the lack of film options at the cinema. Please support this and spread the word. Tickets can be purchased on the VOX website on the week of release.