We are so excited about the program for ZUMEFF 2013!  We saw a wider variety and higher quality of film than ever before.  It was very hard for the ZUMEFF film curating team to select the films that would play in the festival –and ultimately become part of the 13 finalists.  Visitors to ScreeningsZUMEFF will be seeing truly the best student work from the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, and Morocco.  This year, we’ll be showing for the first time a film from Basra University, and we are always delighted to see our community of universities and cinema institutions grow.

This year we have 13 because it’s 2013 and we couldn’t get the narratives down to six competitors.

The 12 films will compete for:

Best of the Best

Best Documentary

Best Narrative Film

and two special awards–details on both coming soon, we promise:

The New York Film Academy/Zayed University Aspiring Filmmaker Award

The TwoFour54 Next Generation Filmmaker Award