2016 Finalists

We are excited to announce that our finalists have been chosen:


  • Le voleur de casseroles (The Pot Thief) by Nicolas Fattouh (Lebanon, ALBA – Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts)
  • Tubby Dance by Sajeda Saleh (UAE, Cartoon Network Animation Academy)
  • Cercles Brisés by Syma Kahil (Lebanon, ALBA – Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts)
  • The Little Black Book by Tala Abusalim (UAE, American University of Sharjah)
  • Unfinished Tales: Fool’s Paradise by Hussam Ismail (Jordan/England/France, SAE Jordan)


  • And to Life we shall return by Ghenwa Kaedbey (Lebanon, Saint Joseph University – IESAV)
  • Dyab by Mazin M Sherabayani (Iraq, Birbeck University / London)
  • The Sheikh of Musaffah by Waleed Al Madani (UAE, Arab Film Studio)
  • Ana by Riham Jawhar Altimani (KSA, Effat University)
  • Tarwedih Shamali by Sliman Mukarker & Aisha Afifah (Palestine, Dar Al-Kalima University College)


  • I hope so by Mohammed Sameer (Palestine, Al-Aqsa University)
  • SAMIR Sheikh El Chabeb by Christelle Younes (Lebanon, Saint Joseph University – IESAV)
  • Beshkara by Abdulrahman Al Madani (UAE, New York Film Academy)
  • The Salt Man by Seyed Salad Moosavi (Iran/USA/UAE, Sooreh University)
  • Fade Out by Nathalie Moussa (Lebanon, Notre Dame University)
  • Dialling by Bahaa Alkadumy (Iraq, University of Basra)

The finalists are now with our Professional Jury and they will evaluate them and crown the winners …

You can find out more about our finalists here.

Congratulation to everyone and best of luck in the final round!