Every year, Advanced Media will award scholarships to deserving Iranian and Palestinian students filmmaking students worth $13612.96.
Advanced Media has collaborated with SAE Institute Dubai to empower aspiring Middle Eastern filmmakers with financial support.
SAE is the world’s major educator in creative media industries and has been catering to the UAE market since 2005.
Speaking about the collaboration, Kaveh Farnam, Co-founder of Advanced Media, said: “Films allow us to experience the lives of others and reflect on our own. The power of film is in the narratives that reveal the truth, represent the ordinary and reimagine the world with more empathy and understanding. We hope that the narratives of the Middle East can finally be told as they should in pursuit of truth and peace.”
Advanced Media has agreed to grant a scholarship amounting to AED 50,000 ($13612.96) every year to deserving Iranian and Palestinian students who wish to pursue professional education by enrolling into SAE Dubai’s Bachelor’s Degree in Filmmaking — current film students at SAE Dubai are also eligible in applying for the scholarship.
Razan Takash, Head of Film Department of SAE Dubai, added: “This is a wonderful initiative that will provide much-needed support to filmmakers from this region which is rich in powerful voices that need to be heard and incredible stories that now get to be told.”
Interested students can apply to enrol into the Bachelor of Film at SAE and go through the pre-decided selection process.
The final grant amount will be decided at the end of the selection process. Additionally, the student can benefit from the Flexible Payment Plans (yearly, trimester or monthly plans).