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Preliminary Judging Has Begun from ZUMEFF 2013

ZUMEFF 2013 has received nearly 100 submissions this year from nine countries, including the UAE, Oman, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Algeria, Iraq and Qatar.  It should be a great festival! Our student/faculty team is currently doing the first round of evaluations before the films go to our industry judges.  More on our industry judges soon.

Photo Courtesy of New York Film Academy
Photo Courtesy of New York Film Academy

This year’s prizes include 25,000 AED in cash divided between Best of the Best, Best Narrative, Best Documentary and Best Animation.  There will also be an additional prize:  ZUMEFF New York Film Academy Aspiring Filmmaker Award–that winner will get free classes at New York Film Academy, with its state-of-the-art equipment and top notch cinematographers, editors and sound specialist amongst the international faculty.

Zayed University will also launch its Masters in Film program in conjunction with New York Film Academy this fall.  It will be a night program, so that students can keep their day jobs.  We’ll tell you more about this shortly, too.

 

 

 

 

Deadline Extended to March 6

Middle East Student Filmmakers:  We have extended the deadline to March 6 due to an overwhelming number of requests from filmmakers.  We cannot extend beyond that date as we will need time to considerately evaluate all the submissions to make an interesting programme for our viewers.  We can’t wait to view the submissions!

Making Films in Liwa
Making Films in Liwa

New York Film Academy is offering ZUMEFF Scholarship

Fun, camaraderie, awards, film–and now another reason to enter ZUMEFF.  ZUMEFF sponsor, Abu Dhabi’s New York Film Academy (NYFA), is offering a scholarship to study filmmaking at its Abu Dhabi campus.  Every filmmaker entering ZUMEFF is eligible for the ZUMEFF New York Film Academy Aspiring Filmmaker Award.  So submit your films before the March 1 deadline!
Making Films in Lebanon
Making Films in Lebanon