ZUMEFF 2017 Winners

The 8th edition of ZUMEFF came to a close on 1 May. Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, and President of Zayed University and Her Excellency Maryam Al Mheiri, CEO of Media Zone Authority and twofour54 handed out the awards to this year’s winners:

twofour54 Emerging Emirati Filmmaker Award
Finding Myself by Maryam Khalid Obaid
Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE

Happiness, Positivity & Tolerance Award
Hartom by Arkus
Arab Film Studio, UAE

Best Animation
Unfinished Tales: The Alchemist by Hussam Ismail
SAE Amman, Jordan

Best Documentary
Story of Fatat by Ibrahim Harb
IESAV, Lebanon

Best Narration
My Dear Home With Love by Aisha AlZaabi
Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE

Best of the Best
Ayny by Ahmad Saleh
Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany, Jordan, Palestine

Congratulations again to all the winners!

We would like to thank our sponsors and partners that made this year’s festival possible: Zayed University, Mubadala, Park Rotana, twofour54, Bin Hamoodah Auto, Adobe, Toon Boom, Grapheast, Arab Film Studio, Imagenation Abu Dhabi, Mojo Ink, the Dubai International Film Festival, #SupportArabCinema and the UAE National Film Library and Archive.

ZUMEFF Workshops

This year ZUMEFF will host a couple of interesting workshops. Thanks to our partners Adobe and Toon Boom, we will have two workshops on software skills. In addition, the Arab Film Studio will host a Documentary Filmmaking workshop. We are extremely proud to have a ZUMEFF participant and a Student Academy Award winner – Ahmad Saleh – to host a special workshop on “Writing a touching story from Real Events.”

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