The contest attracted 29 submissions from filmmaking teams from the UAE, and premiere screenings of the top ten films took place at the Dubai International Film Festival.
Concluding its third year with the support of Canon Middle East, the 48-Hour film Project has announced the winners of the Dubai edition . The contest attracted 29 submissions from amateur and professional filmmaking teams from the UAE, and premiere screenings of the top ten films took place at this years edition of the Dubai International Film Festival, after which the winners were announced.
The contest winner Insomnia Films was awarded a Canon CX15 professional camcorder, while the first runner-up J.A.M received the Canon XC10 and second runner-up Pathu Boys, the XA11 camera. The winning film “Locked” by Insomnia Films will now go on to stand a chance to win the top prize at Filmapalooza 2018, going up against winning submissions from other countries. It can also be potentially shown at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 Short Film Corner, where winners from Filmapalooza 2018 will be screened.
As a part of Canons involvement as sponsor of the 48 Hour Film Project Dubai edition, contest, participants received access to Canon equipment, skillset training, and professional services during the 48-hour shooting period. Canon offered camera loans, check and clean services, and cinematography workshops to all participants. Canon understands that the prohibitive cost of some equipment is a hindrance to creativity. To help mitigate this, we ran workshops that are all part of our Canon Professional Services (CPS) offerings, which also includes priority repairs. CPS enables film-makers to tell their stories in the most creative manner possible, without having to worry about the associated costs, said Venkatasubramanian Hariharan, Business Unit Director, B2C, Canon Middle East.