GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share

Dubai, 04 December 2017: The Dubai International Film Festival is pleased to announce that Quantum Global are the latest sponsor to join the roster of benefactors at the Festival's 14th edition. Quantum Global partner with DIFF to sponsor the Muhr Awards – now entering its twelfth year of competition – a showcase that honours the best of cinema from the United Arab Emirates and the Arab World. The Muhr competition will run throughout the DIFF which takes place from 6-13 December, 2017, and will feature a wide variety of films across Muhr Feature, Muhr Shorts, Muhr Gulf Shorts, and Muhr Emirati categories, with prizes being awarded, by an esteemed jury, to the best projects on 13 December at the Muhr Awards ceremony.

Launched in 2007, Quantum Global is a trusted and recognised partner for investment management, private equity and research across Africa, utilising best-in-class technology and internationally recognised expertise to bring prosperity and success to clients. Named the “Fastest Growing Investment Company in sub-Saharan Africa” in 2017 by International Finance Magazine, Quantum Global was founded by Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais, a Swiss-African citizen fascinated by the dream of unleashing and developing economic power in Africa. In 2009, Morais also founded the African Innovation Foundation to drive African-led development – incorporating the annual Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA), and in 2014, Morais established the Quantum Global Research Lab aimed at providing bottom-up econometric models for inclusive development in Africa.

“I am proud to sponsor the Muhr Awards to encourage Emirati and Arab youths to explore their creativity through film and build spaces for dialogue and cultural exchange. I wish each and every nominee of the Muhr Awards the best of luck”, said Mr Bastos de Morais.
With a track record for fostering innovation, Mr Bastos de Morais and Quantum Global embody all that DIFF stands for in supporting the growth of local talent and globalising industry in their respective regions. Since they were first established, the Muhr Awards competition have remained heavily contested, demonstrating the exponential growth of cinema in the region and the wealth of talent that has flourished as a result of DIFF's commitment to Arab filmmaking.

Abdulhamid Juma, DIFF's Chairman, welcomed Quantum Global to the festival, saying: “We are thrilled to have the support of Quantum Global, an organisation that makes investments with significant social impact. At DIFF we hold the Muhr Awards close to our hearts because it embodies everything that we stand for and represents a truly unique initiative that we have watched grow year upon year and so it is a great honour to welcome Quantum Global to the festival. Furthermore, I extend the best of luck to all our entrants in the Muhr Awards whose incredible projects are bound to make the awards another world-class showcase.”

The Muhr Awards take place throughout the festival, 6-13 December, with films from each of the four categories being screened daily to audiences at DIFF. Promising a wealth of insightful and gripping shorts and feature films from the United Arab Emirates and the Arab Region, the Muhr Awards will be an eye-opener for ticket holders, which are available now from the DIFF box office and at the box office at VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates. Tickets are also available from the Madinat Arena and Madinat Theatre at Souk Madinat Jumeirah.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 3587 times
Posted on : Monday, December 4, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : DIFF to Enchant Dubai With Eight Days of Compelling Cinema
Next Story : Irrfan Khan: One of the True Greats of Cinema to Receive DIFF Honorary Award at the Festival's 14th ...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Time for Some AIGNER Love
BOSS watches presents Navigator Collection
Absolutely Rejuvenated Skin to Start the New Year
Step into 2018 with skinade & slow down the signs of ageing
Glamazle.com names a Lipstick after Yardstick Marketing as a testimonial to the ...
SUC Conducted the 10th CEO Lecture Series
LG bets high on Premium TV Market with industry leading OLED Technology
Nouveau Lashes & Beauty – The Aftercare Range
With the Increasing Trend of Grooming Among Men, Kaya Skin Clinic Launches an Ex...
10 years on Bremont refreshes ALT1-P range
Dubai-based teen star Polina Butorina releases her debut album ‘Ocean of Emotions'
Sleigh your style with women'secret's festive collection
LPG Endermologie provides tips for you to stay healthy and glowing inside and out
Party Season Essentials at Paris Gallery
du Opens New Business Centre Facility at Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza)
MEPRA announces winners of its 2017 awards
Saint Honore presents the distinguished Haussmann for men in an elegant avatar
DIFF Closes With Full Force on the Red Carpet
Lacoste Introduces Motion Collection
Festive and NYE Happenings at Tub of Butter
Switzerland wins a Good Design Award for the first chronograph-watch in history
Joyalukkas the World's Favourite Jeweller Now Launches in South Extension, Delhi
Joy of Christmas Feast with TWG Tea
Win 3000 Dollars with Splash
HydroPeptide Anti-Aging Skin Care Launches in UAE
Al Tayer Motors Celebrates 100 Years of Ford Pick-up Trucks
Ring in the New Year with Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach in JBR at Fogueira, Speake...
Registration Opens for the Fazza Championships for Falconry 2018
De'longhi Bean-to-cup Coffee Machines
DIFF Welcomes Robert Bosch Stiftung to the Festival's 14th Edition
SOUQ launches “Amazon Global Store” bringing over a million global products to t...
The First PappaRoti Boutique opens its doors for a luxurious experience at Emir...
El Sur - Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year Offers
Huawei's ultimate gift guide for the 2017 Holiday Season
‘Be There' at The Dubai Mall this festive season and join in the Winter Celebra...
Step into Lili Miro's World of Luxury for Men
Pure Gold Jewellers Joins Forces with Disney to Launch Exclusive New Diamond Col...
Emirati Logistics Pioneer ‘Allied Transport' Awarded “Most Innovative & Regulate...
Three Day China Homelife Exhibition Begins in Dubai and Ensures Direct Sourcing ...
Mansour bin Zayed opens SIAL Middle East 2017 Exhibition
Middle Eastern countries recorded exports of US$ 765.8 billion and imports of US...
Pump Up Your Energy Level This December with H2GO
Dubai Customs wins “Best Customs Department in 2017” Award
Xiaomi opens second Authorized Mi Store in the UAE
Mutual Recognition: DPM Launches Engineer Registration System
World Future Energy Summit 2018 to map transition to a sustainable economy and l...
Emirates celebrates holiday season with special Christmas treats
Schneider Electric commits to 100% renewable electricity by 2030, doubling energ...
Cate Blanchett Announces Haifaa Al Mansour as Winner of Sixth IWC Filmmaker Awar...
Food Security Center Abu Dhabi to Examine Ways of Enhancing Regional Food Securi...