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Diorama International Film Festival

A Film Festival that presents world-class cinema and supports the film community through various initiatives.

"The way Diorama is growing and exploring new grounds for filmmakers, soon it will be a leading film festival and market in the whole of Asia ."

Subhash Ghai, Eminent Director, India

Diorama International Film Festival begins where most film festivals give up. Its diverse and intense film program, focus on art, commerce and science of Cinema sets it apart from its contemporaries.  



The word "diorama" originated in 1823 as a type of picture-viewing device, from the French in 1822. The word literally means "through that which is seen", from the Greek di- "through" + orama "that which is seen, a sight". The diorama was invented by Louis Daguerre and Charles Marie Bouton, first exhibited in Paris in July 1822 and in London on September 29, 1823. The meaning "small-scale replica of a scene, etc." is from 1902. The term Diorama in cinema refers to watching a range of cinema through a perspective.

Film Camera

Placing Dubai on the World Cinema Stage

The fifth Diorama International Film Festival is the confluence of Hollywood, Bollywood, regional and world cinemas where the 'greats' take a few days off from work and come to indulge in this cinematic fiesta.


Diorama seeks to redefine Film Festivals by introducing meaningful film sections, real entertainment, business of cinema and education. The Festival seeks to focus only on the word 'connect' with the Festival delegates across art, commerce and science of cinema.

Film Screenings

130 Film Screenings from over 50 Countries

Diorama explores Cinema with a unique approach, treatment and storytelling that is gripping and interesting. 

Film Screenings
Film Bazaar

Diorama Film Bazaar

Business of Cinema at its best

Participation by Film Distribution companies, Film Production companies, Sales Agents, Film Commissions, Tourism Boards, from over 30 countries and the Indian States. 

Festival Director

An accomplished & credible team curates

Some of the best-known names in world cinema bring their experience together to create Diorama International Film Festival & Market. 

Manoj Srivastava
Spparow Awards

The Sparrow Awards

A World Class Award Ceremony

This Online Edition of Diorama presents only Three Viewers' Choice Awards in each of the Competitive Film Categories. 

Workshops and Masterclasses

Creative Minds' Connect  

Scores of Film Workshops, Master Classes, Seminars by some of the top Film Professionals in the world. Apart from being highly informative, are unique and motivational in nature. 

Film Speaker
Diorama Fashion Show

Fashion in Cinema

Fashionistas celebrate Cinema

Diorama moves beyond the movies and explores Fashion Statements made in Hindi Cinema ever since the 1940s right up to the modern day at its star studded Fashion Shows. 

The Red Carpet 

City's biggest Eye Turner Event

Each evening the big, bold and beautiful of the City are invited to watch the Big Evening Film Show alongside the Cast and Crew of an Indian or International Film.  

Diorama Red Carpet
Subhash Ghai at Diorama

Media Events

Over 100 Media Events & Interactions

Diorama presents some of the most prestigious names from the World Cinema, Hollywood and Indian Cinema at over 100 Media Interactions, Interviews, in the specially designed Media Center, and the Diorama Studio at the Festival.

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