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Diff 2017: Star Wars fans gather in force.

Summary: As 14th Dubai International Film Festival comes to a close, 'Star Wars' fans are gathering in force for premiere

Star Wars characters on red carpet ahead of premiere Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/GulfNews Sanjay Shankar, Special to tabloid! As the 14 th Dubai International Film Festival comes to a close tonight, 'Star Wars' fans are gathering in force for the premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', the closing film. Get on board the celebration as we bring you all the action from the red carpet live. Don't mess with this Emirati filmmaker

Don't mess with #Emirati Filmmaker @Herbalmiswak . She's got her #Jedi on. #StarWarsTheLastJedi #Diff17 pic.twitter.com/cimURnecmA - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

X-Wing pilot in our midst

Fear not, we've got an X-Wing pilot in our midst. We're in love with Chris's cosplay tonight. The #StarWars fan is from Australia. #StarWarsTheLastJedi #DIFF17 pic.twitter.com/RU7rgbskrF - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

More fans arrive in character

Brendan, who's from the US, is dressed as an Imperial Deathtrooper. #StarWarsTheLastJedi #DIFF17 pic.twitter.com/2qM1AI1SLW - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Friends Kerry and George, both from the UK, are dressed as #Jawa aliens. #StarWarsTheLastJedi #DIFF17 pic.twitter.com/cmnEXYZSGp - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Rob, who is from the UK, is cosplaying as #DarthVader . #StarWarsTheLastJedi #DIFF17 pic.twitter.com/HqctR4lnH6

- tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Emirati #StarWars fan Abdullah is here tonight as #Finn , the character made famous by @JohnBoyega in #TheForceAwakens . #Diff17 #StarWarsTheLastJedi pic.twitter.com/R2YcNxFSaX - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Han Solo and Princess Leia... or is it?

These #StarWars are cracking us up. Megan, who's from the UK, is dressed as #HanSolo and her friend Fraser (from Scotland) is here as #PrincessLeia . #StarWarsTheLastJedi #DIFF17 pic.twitter.com/MQd9fsJkz5 - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Darth Vader arrives...

The Dark Lord #DarthVader is here with his entourage to claim his... umm... seat. #StarWarsTheLastJedi #DIFF17 pic.twitter.com/1Tmg5U5Jrn - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Did you spot the villain?

#StarWars fan Saeed is attending the #StarWarsTheLastJedi premiere as villain #KyloRen . #DIFF17 pic.twitter.com/9Wm4MgRfWZ - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Fans travel far and wide for premiere

Amir from Sweden is cosplaying tonight as #DarthVader . #StarWarsTheLastJedi #DIFF17 pic.twitter.com/pVfK083icL - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Action from the red carpet

UAE #StarWars fans posing with characters on the closing night of #DIFF17 , also the premiere of #StarWarsTheLastJedi . pic.twitter.com/6R8mTGWgVz - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Look out for these guys at tonight's premiere...

Umm you don't want to mess with these guys. #StarWarsTheLastJedi #DIFF17 . pic.twitter.com/uG9NUnYJzB - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Star Wars force strong in Dubai

The #StarWars force is strong in Dubai tonight on the closing night of #DIFF17 also the premiere of #StarWarsTheLastJedi . pic.twitter.com/Fnsv5QfsCO - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Fans arrive in full force for premiere

#StarWars fans have arrived in full force for the closing of #DIFF17 . Tonight's closing film is #StarWarsTheLastJedi . pic.twitter.com/A8rwFBRI5y - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere

We are all set for the premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', the closing movie of the 14 th Dubai International Film Festival.

Winners stand tall with their Muhr prizes

Emotions running high as the winners stand tall with their #Muhr prize @dubaifilm #Diff17 Congratulations to all! pic.twitter.com/e1HxydPXQL - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Winner of the Muhr Best Feature film Annemarie Jacoir for Wajib walks away with Dh200,000 prize

Winner of the Muhr Best Feature film Annemarie Jacoir for #Wajib walks away with the Dh200,000 prize at @dubaifilm #Diff pic.twitter.com/2Z86ZOW8kd - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Muhr Best Feature fiction film goes to Aneemarie Jacir for the film Wajib

The Muhr Best Feature fiction film goes to Aneemarie Jacir for the film #Wajib @dubaifilm #DIFF17 pic.twitter.com/oMBixweyd0 - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Muhr Best non-fiction goes to the film Taste of Cement by Ziad Khalthoum

The Muhr Best non-fiction goes to the film Taste of Cement by Ziad Khalthoum pic.twitter.com/u6aIxvm1g4 - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Special Jury Prize is awarded to Heaven Without People

The Muhr Special Jury Prize goes to Heaven Without People #Diff17 @Dubaifilm pic.twitter.com/xaZz07bVME - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

The Muhr Best Director goes to Sofia Djama for The Blessed

The Muhr Best Director goes to Sofia Djama for The Blessed @dubaifilm #Diff17 pic.twitter.com/SM2RDl3Z8v - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Best Actor award goes to father and son Mohammed Bakri and Saleh Bakri

The Muhr Best Actor goes to two people! Father and son Mohammed Bakri and Saleh Bakri for #Wajib @dubaifilm #Diff17 pic.twitter.com/JyU0s8N8KC - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Best Actress goes to Menha Ak Batroui for Cactus Flower

The Muhr Best Actress goes to Menha Ak Batroui for Cactus Flower @dubaifilm #Diff17 pic.twitter.com/1Ohm2Yq5kl - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

The Muhr Best Arab Short goes to A Drowning Man by Mahdi Fleifel

The Muhr Best Arab Short goes to A Drowning Man by Mahdi Fleifel @dubaifilm #Diff17 pic.twitter.com/P65vukN71X - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

The Muhr Short - Jury Prize goes to The President's Visit

The Muhr Short - Jury Prize goes to The President's Visit #DIFF17 @dubaifilm pic.twitter.com/xCs2BrHcgO - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Winner for Muhr Gulf Short for Best Film

The Muhr Gulf Short for Best Film goes to Land of our fathers @dubaifilm #Diff2017 pic.twitter.com/IfWcsACf6w - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Winner for Muhr Best Gulf Short

The Muhr Best Gulf Short jury prize goes to Sabeya by Dhyaa Joda pic.twitter.com/hu1pAwStPi - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Best Emirati Feature Film Award

The #Muhr #Emirati Best Feature goes to Nujoom AL Ghanem for #SharpTools @dubaifilm #Diff17 pic.twitter.com/Go5iWnyUBz - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

The Muhr Emirati Best Short

The Muhr Emirati Best Short goes to Hana Al Shateri and Yaser Al Neyadi for Escape pic.twitter.com/K3Sy5YKHNq - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Muhr Emirati Best Director

Muhr Emirati Best Director goes to Abdullah Al Junaibi for the film #Camera @dubaifilm pic.twitter.com/3haSeWGsr8 - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Emirati best director award

We are now at the Muhr Awards category with actress Ahd Kamel pic.twitter.com/EvxRPXXFfJ - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Emirates NBD People's Choice Award

The Emirates NBD People's Choice Award goes to Goodbye Christopher Robin #Muhr @ @dubaifilm pic.twitter.com/oGvKf18J55 - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

The Arab Film Studio Scriptwriting Award goes to...

The Arab Film Studio Scriptwriting goes to: Unexpected Holiday #DIFF17 @dubaifilm pic.twitter.com/cRvTdqcDxP - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

$100,000 Cinema Award given away

The Ministry of Interior's Cinema Award went to writer Fareed Ramadan, who took home a cheque for $100,000.

Young Journalist recognised at Diff

The Young Journalist Award at this year's Dubai International Film Festival went to Sanjay Shankar.

Gulf News' Managing Editor, Mohammed Almezel, handed out the award. Continuing the successful partnership between Gulf News and Diff, the Young Journalist Award, gives budding writers and filmmakers unrivalled access to the world of cinema.

The #DIFF17 Young Journalist Award goes out to Sanjay Shankar @dubaifilm pic.twitter.com/3g5Zuf4ou7 - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Muhr Awards begins, 13 vie for best Emirati film award

The Muhr Awards at the Dubai International Film Festival has begun.

Shaikh Mansour Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is one of the distinguished guests at the award ceremony.

This year, 13 films are competing in the Muhr Awards - Emirati category. One of the contenders is Nujoom Alghanem's feature film, SharpTools.

This year, 13 films are competing in the #Muhr #Emirati category at @dubaifilm including Nujoom Alghanem's feature film, #SharpTools pic.twitter.com/Vt7Mv8B0i8 - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

59 films competing for Muhr Awards

The Dubai International Film Festival will be announcing the winner of the Muhr Awards, a platform that showcases talent in Arab cinema.

This year's selection comprised 59 biopics, comedies, dramas and love stories from the Arabian Peninsula, Levant and North Africa, vying across four categories: Muhr Emirati, Muhr Features (fiction or non-fiction), Muhr Short and Muhr Gulf Short.

We are just a short while away from the start of the Muhr Awards ceremony at @dubaifilm pic.twitter.com/NPyt7me2H3 - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

One of the films nominated for the Muhr #Gulf Short at @Dubaifilm is #Detained , from #SaudiArabia , which narrates the story of a refugee who is detained by US Homeland Security. pic.twitter.com/KNqNqeCGY2 - tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 13, 2017

Meet the Muhr Awards panel

A world-renowned panel of film experts will judge the Dubai International Film Festival's (Diff) Muhr Awards this year. The awards, presented annually, recognises the best Arab talent of the year in four categories: Muhr Emirati, Muhr Features, Muhr Short and Muhr Gulf Short. Meet the panelists

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