The deadline for participants to submit their work for the competition is May 31.
Image Nation Abu Dhabi has launched an Arab Film Studio Scriptwriting competition that is open to all UAE nationals and residents over the age of 21.
Aspiring participants can submit their work in Arabic or English by May 31, 2021. All shortlisted candidates will need to be available for an online interview in July 2021.
To enter the programme, participants need to submit a script for a short film of maximum 20 pages long with font size 12 and single spacing (if in English), and font size 13 and single spacing (if in Arabic).
It has to be of the “narrative” genre, meaning the story should be a fictional piece of work; a regional story to be produced in the UAE, must stay within a total production budget of 100,000AED; and a wholly original work of the applicant.
Also, one previously written script that has been produced along with a link to the final film and/ or any published work such as a short story or book.
Image Nation Abu Dhabi’s annual training initiative AFS Scriptwriting allows participants to go on a five-month journey through storytelling and scriptwriting for the film industry, commencing on August 1, 2021. It will produce the winning script into a short film with a budget of up to AED 100,000.
Candidates must have internet access and laptops, tablets, or mobile phones to access online workshop materials.