Freida Pinto is heading to Dubai this December as part of the Dubai International Film Festival.She is set to join the jury to select the winner for the Shorts and Emirati section – short films from the Arab, Emirati and Asian African countries. This makes Freida the first Indian to be on the judges’ panel at the film festival. she has also been invited to attend a special gala hosted by Academy Award winning actor Colin Firth and his fashion entrepreneur wife Livia to support the annual 'One Night to Change Lives' charity event to benefit Oxfam and Dubai Cares on December 14th. Last year's event raised over USD 1 million, funding 14 regional schools and 10 schools in Pakistan.
The festival will kick start on Dec 9 and will come to a close on Dec 16. Other international stars expected include Cate Blanchett, Colin Firth, Rooney Mara, Kirsten Davis, Cuba Gooding Jr among many others.