Martha Davies14 Jul 2019 AT 12:56 PM

The short film competition for UAE youth is back

Dust off your camera equipment and get ready for this exciting opportunity
Martha Davies14 Jul 2019 AT 12:56 PM
The short film competition for UAE youth is back

The Mansour Bin Mohammad Short Film Award is back for ithe fourth year running in Dubai.

Aspiring filmmakers aged 18-30 can submit their entries to the competition until Thursday November 7.

The initiative is headed by the Community Development Authority in Dubai and aims to support UAE’s youth in developing their creativity and innovation.

This year, the emphasis has been placed on three key ideas in line with the Year of Tolerance in the UAE: ‘youth and promoting the culture of peace’, ‘multiple cultures, one heart’, and ‘yes for bridges, no for barriers’.

Encouraging competitors to incorporate these values into their films helps the project to reach its target of increasing general awareness of human rights by getting young people to think practically and openly about tolerance in regard to cultural diversity.

The winner of first prize in each category will receive AED30,000, while the winner of second prize will be awarded AED20,000, and entrants coming third will gain AED15,000 in prize money.

Additionally, for the first time in the history of the initiative, judges will include youth representatives from select universities, increasing the interaction between young people. Sounds like an incredible competition – better pull out those storyboards and get creating.

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