The 8th annual Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will launch this December and it wilu run from December 7th until December 14th, 2011.
The festival will host 171 movies from 56 different countries.
The organizers of the festival have promised that many surprises are in store for this year's ceremonies and that several international film stars will be on the red carpet, among whom will be Tom Cruise.
The actor will premiere his movie "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" for the first time ever during the festival.
Also, the committee of the festival will be honoring the Egyptian actor Jamil Rateb by giving him the Lifetime Achievement Award.
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