The deadline to submit the applications will close on September 4, 2022.
Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) is inviting Emirati scriptwriters from across the UAE and beyond to write for Bollywood.
Partnering with some of the biggest Indian film studios, DFTC is launching the “Ticket to Bollywood” initiative to expand the reach of Emirati talent.
Starting today, prospective creatives 18 years or older can register their interest, experience, and portfolio on the DFTC website. Shortlisted applicants will go on to submit a story exploring topics of their choosing within the drama, action, thriller or romance genres. A panel of experts in the film industry will vet the works before selecting a number of outstanding writers to develop a feature-length script for the participating Bollywood studios.
The programme builds upon the UAE and India’s long-standing relationship, which is marked by decades of cultural and social exchange.
Commenting on the new initiative, Saeed Aljanahi, Director of Operations at DFTC, said: “Bollywood has a special place in the hearts of natives and ex-pats across the region. For decades, Indian culture, from food and fashion to film and song, have interacted with and influenced our own. We are delighted to enrich our relationship with greater cultural and creative engagement. This initiative aims to provide Emirati writers a chance to demonstrate their knowledge and appreciation for the industry with their personal touch, while gaining invaluable experience working alongside established writers and directors from one of the world’s biggest filmmaking industries.”