The Zayed University Middle East Film Festival (ZUMEFF) is a Middle East wide student film festival.  Now in its 10th year, it showcases the best films from universities across the region.  This year the festival screenings will be held on 22 – 23 April 2019 at the Youth x Hub in Dubai.

The festival will showcase the best films from universities in the Middle East.  Top prizes are determined by industry judges in the following categories:

  • Adobe Best of the Best
  • twofour54 Emerging Filmmaker Award
  • ZUMEFFx 2019 Best Tolerance Award
  • ZUMEFFx 2019 Honorable Mention Tolerance Award
  • Best Documentary
  • Honorable Mention (Documentary)
  • Best Narrative
  • Honorable Mention (Narrative)
  • Best Animation
  • Honorable Mention (Animation)

ZUMEFF was established in 2010 as a graduation project by Al Yazyah Nasser Ahmad Thani Bin Obood and Reem Fakher Husain Al Zarkan with the aim to showcase student films and encourage young filmmakers in the region.