Category Archives: Zayed University

ZUMEFF Jury 2016

The Deadline for Submissions just passed and we received close to 200 submissions this year. Our Film Curating Team already started evaluating the submissions and we will pass on our shortlisted films to our jury.

We are proud to announce this year’s professional industry Judges:

Majid Al Ansari (Director Zinana, & Arab Filmmaker Of The Year)
Alaa Karkouti (Film Analyst, MAD & Arab Cinema Center)
Butheina Kazim (Co-Founder of Cinema Akil)
John Kochanczyk (Producer & Sound Editor at Mile Studio)


You can find out more about our jury here.

Submissions open for ZUMEFF 2016

We are delighted to announce that submissions are now open for ZUMEFF 2016. We look forward to receiving your documentary, narrative, and animated films.

Please use our online submission form. The Deadline is 1 March 2016.

ZUMEFF 2015 will take place from 1 – 2 May 2016 at Zayed University Abu Dhabi!

We accept submissions from across the Middle East and North Africa and students of middle eastern origin who are studying abroad as long as they were made by students at universities, colleges or higher learning institutions in the past 18 months.

We are looking forward to seeing you and your films at ZUMEFF 2016 in Abu Dhabi.

ZUMEFF is sponsored by Park Rotana.