Finalists Narration

Close your eyes … well

by Ali Albayati
University of Baghdad, Iraq

Hamoody is a teenager that plays the violin, but he lives in a garbage dumpster with a dream that someday he will play in a concert …

Take my Hand

by Serge Majdalani
NDU, Lebanon

As the shelling intensifies, Nadim and Leyla are among the neighbors that rush down to the shelter room.


by Amedee Sabra
IESAV, Lebanon

Jamil, a young man, is admitted to a rehab center for social media addiction due to his Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO).

Rouge sur Blanc

by Raya Bouslah
ISAMM, Tunesia

Married for three years, a young couple suffers from the monotony of everyday’s life. With the lack of communication, their love is put to the test.


by Ahmad Al Tunaiji

What does it take for a 14-year- old half-Emirati to be accepted? Khalifa struggles to hide his half-Filipino identity from his Emirati schoolmates.