The 8th Dubai Film Festival started on Dec. 7 and continues to bring world-class movies all around the world.

Movie buffs have something to cheer about with the recent opening of the 8th Dubai Film Festival, the leading film celebration in the Middle East. Separated in different categories such as Best of Children's Cinema, Arab Cinema, Indian Cinema, and World Cinema - where the smash movie My Week With Marilyn with Michelle Williams will be showcased.

Another exciting film shown was Tom Cruise's much-awaited follow-up to the Mission Impossible franchise, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

The Dubai International Film Festival is a great way to enhance one's cultural soul, especially with the variety of films being shown. One can enjoy a good classic and reminisce the beauty of the old days, while another can bask on the modernity of special effects and video treatment with the latest releases from around the world.

According to the festival's official website, the Dubai Film Festival aims to contribute to the growth and development of the regional industry while giving movie fans a chance to witness some of the greatest films of today. True enough, a movie is considered one form of universal language.

DIFF has also extended its platform to present and honour excellence in cinema from countries in Asia and Africa. Independent and established talents from Asian and African countries with a burgeoning cinema culture are given prominent standing in the festival's programme and competition states the festival's official website.

For more information on how to buy tickets, visit the 8th Dubai International Film Festival's official website, Facebook page, Twitter, and YouTube pages.

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