Prizes worth Dh120,000 are up for grabs in a film script contest for UAE nationals.
The annual competition is being organised by the Gulf Film Festival (GFF), which is held under the patronage of Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. The winner, chosen by a panel of experts, will receive Dh50,000, while Dh40,000 and Dh30,000 will go to those finishing second and third, respectively.
"The script competition is one of the first initiatives directly aimed at encouraging the screenwriting talent of UAE nationals," said GFF Festival Director Masoud Amralla Al Ali.
"The objective of the competition is to encourage more UAE nationals to step forward and showcase their creativity in filmmaking.
"GFF, as part of its founding objective, supports them to make the films locally through the prize money."
The contest is being held for a third time, and Al Ali said there had been good participation in the previous two editions.
"Films and script writing are evolving fields in the country, and the talent of UAE nationals in scripting can be encouraged only through a focused approach such as the script competition," said Al Ali.
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