February 20-21 agenda: British film awards in London

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This weekend offers various film awards in Europe with the BAFTAS in London and the closing ceremony of the Berlin film festival while Renaissance art amateurs will head to Roma's Caravaggio retrospective and international chefs and gourmets will take part in Gulfood in Dubai, among other events.

Caravaggio exhibition
February 20- June 13
Rome, Italy

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Caravaggio's death (1571-1610), more than 30 paintings by the master of chiaroscuro will be displayed in Rome, an event considering that the Lombard genius only painted 40 canvases during his short life.

BAFTA Awards Ceremony

February 21
London, UK

The 63rd edition of the awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts will present trophies for the best in film on February 21 at the Royal Opera House in London. The British Academy of Film, Television and Arts holds its award ceremonies every year celebrating the best actors, directors, producers and films in British theaters. Nominees can be of any nationality as long as they were shown in the United Kingdom.

60th Berlin International Film Festival
award ceremony
February 21
Berlin, Germany

The Berlinale, one of the most important dates on the international film industry's calendar with Cannes and Venice is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2010 and will crown with a Golden Bear the festival's best film during the February 21 ceremony. http://www.berlinale.de

February 21-24
Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center
Dubai, UAE

Gulfood is the largest event devoted to Middle-Eastern ingredients and business practices for the food and beverage industry in the Middle East, North Africa and Indian sub-continent. The Salon Cuisine has six sections: Food & Drink, World Food, Seafood, Gourmet & Fine Food, Fresh Fruit & Vegetables and Organic & Healthy Eating and 75 international pavilions. In the Salon Culinaire 1300 young chefs from around the world are will compete and be judged by 25 experts from the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS).