WINNERS ACROSS 14 CATEGORIES WERE REVEALED AT THE 17TH EDITION OF THE DIGITAL STUDIO AWARDS, HELD ON 30 MARCH 2021
he 17th edition of the Digital Studio Awards, one of the region’s most highly anticipated events in the broadcasting and production industry took place at the W Dubai - The Palm.
The dazzling gala night recognised individuals, organisations and projects that make the region’s broadcast and production industry one to watch out for. The shortlist itself packed a heavy punch with the who’s who of the industry reflected in the nominees.
The judging process was a difficult one for the experts. This year, the jury included: Amanda Turnbull, co- founder and CEO of Amanda Turnbull Associates;
TDeema Maghalseh, a film lecturer at Middlesex University Dubai; Shahad Ameen, a Saudi Arabian filmmaker; and Egyptian actor, Karim Kassem. A number of industry stalwarts partnered with DS Awards 2021 to show their support for the industry and the work Digital Studio Middle East does to shine the light on this vital sector, including: 7 Production, Imagine Communications, Zee5 and OSN.
In her opening speech, Group Editor for Technology Sarah Rizvi commended all the nominees for their hard work and dedication to the industry, especially throughout the challenges in 2020. “We saw a year that has defined what innovation truly means. It was a year that has brought the media and entertainment industry forward by leaps and bounds.”