DUBAI FILM PARTY is a franchise of a Special Award Film Party Event that first took place in Moscow and now has its own release in Dubai.
Film screenings are alternated with their author brief interviews and live music. That's quite a fresh format of interaction and a nice possibility for cinematographers to present their works.
Foreign cinematographers from all over the world are invited to present their films at the Party. Each of them is interviewed. The musicians whose music videos have been preselected for the Contest are also invited to attend the Event and to present their music to the audience in a LIVE-mode. The atmosphere of the Party is always cheerful and friendly.
Winners get trophies of the Party. All authors (Official Selection) attending the Event get Diplomas. All Official Selection and Semi-Finalists get laurels and special diplomas by e-mail.
The Winners are defined in the following categories:
- Best Short Film
- Best Short Documentary
- Best Genre Movie (Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Love, Action, Adventure, etc.)
- Best Film up to 5 minutes
- Best Animation
- Best Feature film
- Best Documentary film up to 150 min
- Best Experimental Film
- Best Music Video
- Best Commercial Video
- Best Public Service Announcement
- Best TV or WEB-series
- Best Trailer/Teaser
- Most Lucky Film of the Party (lottery)
Additional Awards (9 extra nominations):
- Best photography
- Best sound design
- Best production design
- Best screenplay
- Best CG
- Best actor (male)
- Best actress (female)
- Best second plan role: supporting actor
- Best acting ensemble
All sorts of films may be submitted to the Contest*.
The categories are indicated in the corresponding section.
*Feature films and other films longer than 30 mins are screened at the Event partially as an abstract or a trailer.