DUBAI STUDIO CITY LAUNCHES CINEMENA
INITIATIVE WILL INCLUDE WORKSHOPS, EVENTS AND AWARDS FOR CONTENT CREATION COMMUNITY
Dubai Studio City has announced the launch of CineMENA, platform to nurture local talent in the field. The initiative aims to assist content creators in enhancing their skills through an annual agenda of events, including workshops, masterclasses and training sessions by renowned industry influencers, actors and filmmakers.
Set to kick off in February 2019, CineMENA seeks to provide networking opportunities for members and stakeholders of the MENA region’s creative community. The initiative will comprise multiple activations, an exhibition showcasing the latest technologies and trends, outdoor film screenings, and thought sessions focused on all aspects of the art and craft of content creation. CineMENA will also introduce a new competition to recognise local and regional talent, featuring four categories – Best Short Film, Best Short Documentary, Best Music Video, and Best Film.
Majed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director of Dubai Studio City, said: “In line with our core priority of nurturing a creative community through identifying, supporting and honing talent in the media and content creation industry, we are proud to announce the launch of CineMENA.”
He added: “Local content from the MENA region has a relatively low representation on a global level. We are keen for CineMENA to change the status quo through actively promoting locally produced content in both Arabic and English. We aspire to bring together passionate individuals to learn, generate content, and network with other members of the creative community.”
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