Calling all young directors
Young Directors Award
Lights, camera, and action! January is International Creativity Month! To commemorate this special occasion, we are partnering with Bloom World Academy for our first-ever Young Directors Award.
Based on the theme, "My more wonderful world", the competition invites children between the ages of 5 and 14 to create a short film (2-4 minutes) that tells the story of what they, or someone they know, would do to make the world a better place, or how they are already helping to build a more positive future.
The video entry could feature the participant, a friend, a teacher, a family member or someone in their wider community who is helping make the world more wonderful by making a positive impact, big or small.
Submissions needs to be uploaded as an unpublished video on Youtube by 8 February 2023. There are two categories (Junior 5-10 year olds and Senior 11 – 14 year olds). Pick the one that fits and submit the link along with the completed online form for a chance to change your world and make it more wonderful.
An esteemed judging panel will view all entries and nominate a shortlist of finalists who will receive their very own red carpet inspired premiere with their films shown to thousands of Global Village guests at the Kids’ Theatre stage. Two young moviemakers will walk away with full school scholarships to Bloom World Academy worth over AED 1 Million.
Cinematic creativity: Film-making and storytelling workshops for Kids
Delve into the world of film-making and storytelling with our exciting workshops for kids! Explore filmmaking with Nahla Al Fahad, the magic of storytelling with Maitha Mohamed, or join Uzair Merchant for an online film-making workshop. Learn how to create your own short movie, craft engaging narratives, and bring your ideas to life through the art of film-making.
- Explore film-making with Nahla Al Fahad
- The magic of storytelling with Maitha Mohamed
- Online filmmaking workshop with Uzair Merchant
Meet our fabulous judges
These industry experts will view all entries and nominate a shortlist of finalists who will receive their very own red carpet-inspired premiere with their films shown to thousands of Global Village guests at the Kids’ Theatre stage.
- Saeed Aljanahi, Director of operations, Dubai Film & TV Commission
- John Bell, Principal, BWA
- Nyla Usha, popular actress and host
- Nahla Al Fahad, an Emirati film director
- Helen Farmer, Dubai Eye radio presenter and famed influencer
- The deadline for submission is 8 February
- The film must be between 2-4 minutes
- Don't forget the theme - My more wonderful world
- The film must be uploaded on Youtube (Unpublished) prior to submission
- Any dialogue should be in English or have English subtitles