Shaima Albuainain has won the twofour54 emerging filmmaker award at the Zayed University Middle East Film Festival 2018 (ZUMEFF).
Aspiring filmmaker Shaima Albuainain has won the twofour54 emerging filmmaker award for the Zayed University Middle East Film Festival 2018 (ZUMEFF), in Abu Dhabi.
H.E. Maryam Eid AlMheiri, Director General of Abu Dhabi Government Media Office, CEO of Media Zone Authority Abu Dhabi and twofour54, presented Shaima with the accolade at the ZUMEFFs awards ceremony for her work on the film The Risk’.
The short film which Shaima wrote, produced and edited tells the story of a young Emirati girl who faces judgement from society when she tries to follow her passion in media.
The award provides Shaima with access to twofour54s production and post-production facilities, equipment, cameras, and sound and lighting kits. Shaima will also work with the post production team at twofour54 to develop her knowledge and skills in film editing, sound and colour grading.
The most important part of the award, the release stated, is the opportunity for Shaima to complete a twofour54 internship on one of the projects that twofour54 have in development.
On the support from Zayed University, H.E. Maryam Eid AlMheiri said: I would like to thank Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, President of Zayed University, for this great event, which enables our youth to explore their creativity and develop their talent.”
On receiving the award Shaima, a graduate from the Higher College of Technology with a Bachelors Degree in Applied Media and Communications, said: Winning this award is a milestone in my media career and my experience as a filmmaker. I would like to thank twofour54 for this award and I believe that the support that twofour54 will provide will open so many new doors for me in a field that I am very passionate about.”
Now in its ninth edition, ZUMEFF showcases films from more than 40 universities in 16 countries across the Middle East. The student film festival, which took place from February 26 to 28 at the Warehouse421 in Mina Zayed in Abu Dhabi, aims to inspire young filmmakers in the region.