The 5th edition of the Gulf Film Festival will be held this April in Dubai. The competition running from April 10 to 16 is open to filmmakers from the Arabian peninsula including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Yemen and Iraq, as well as filmmakers of other nationalities with films showcasing the region. The Gulf Student Competition is open to works from the region made or produced by students during their academic study, or as part of a college project. Entries in the Gulf Competition, according to "WAM" news agency, are invited in feature films (fiction and non-fiction) and shorts. Students compete in short films only; the international competition is open to shorts (fiction and non-fiction) only. Winners will receive more than half a million dirhams in prize money. Submissions to the Festival is now open and will continue until February 29, 2012.