Arab Film Studio Young Filmmakers Workshop

The Arab Film Studio Young Filmmakers Workshop, a collaboration between Image Nation Abu Dhabi and NYU Abu Dhabi, is a three-week program for Emirati high school students that enables and enhances filmmaking skills.

Participants from across the UAE are exposed to the teachings and experience of leading industry professionals. From screenwriting, and directing to camera and post-production, the three weeks come to a close with a screening of a collection of short films that are written and directed by the participants.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Participating students must be below 18 years of age and must be currently in 10th or 11th grade.
  • Father and/or mother must be a holder of an Emirati passport.

Important Dates

Date Description
April 30, 2024 Application Deadline
May 10, 2024 Selection workshop
Mid-June, 2024 Announcement of the new class 
July 8-26, 2024 Workshop
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  • The program emphasizes and builds on students’ talents and skills, which are honed and brought to light through extensive courses that address the various aspects of filmmaking.


    All courses take place at the NYU Abu Dhabi campus, allowing students to have a full experience of learning filmmaking in a higher education institution.

Contact Us

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Community Programs, NYUAD

Povashni Naidu
Assistant Manager for Programming and Strategy
Phone: +971 2-628-4885
Alicia Gonzalez
Head of Training and Development, Image Nation Abu Dhabi
Phone: +971 2-596-9814