Our Pre-Selection Committee has watched all of the 145 submissions that we received this year.
The fifteen shortlisted finalists are on their way to our Jury now.
You can have a look at our Finalists here:
We are very happy to announce our nine professional industry judges for this year’s ZUMEFF; a former BBC Newshour host, a renowned Arab film producer, the Senior Channel Manager from MBC, the head of the Doc Corner at Cannes and many more …
Narrative Jury: Owen Bennett-Jones, Talal Al-Muhanna and Özge Calafato – more info here
Documentary Jury: Lina Matta, Pierre-Alexis Chevit and Hana Makki – more info here
Animation Jury: Ahmed Al Mutawa, Nassma Al Bahrani and Ahmad Saleh – more info here
We just extended the deadline to our submissions to 15 January 2018 to give you more time to finish up your student projects and enter them into the competition.
We will hand out the following Awards in 2018:
Best of the Best
twofour54 Emerging Filmmaker Award
Happiness, Positivity & Tolerance Award
Bin Hamoodah Year of Zayed Award
Best Audio Documentary/Feature
Submissions to the Best Audio Documentary/Feature are now open as well.
The prizes will be handed out in partnership with Adobe/ Grapheast/Wacom, twofour54 and Bin Hamoodah Automobiles.