Now is your chance to break into the exciting world of filmmaking. The AFS Narrative annual training initiative aims to develop UAE nationals’ and UAE residents’ skills in filmmaking. The winner receives an internship opportunity on a national or international production with Image Nation at the end of the program.
  • Arab Film Studio Narrative is a short film program that takes finalists on a six-month filmmaking journey that mirrors the real process of developing and producing a film. You won’t just learn everything it takes to make a movie, you’ll actually make one!

Programme Structure

  • 1 Application Process
  • 2 Workshop with finalists
  • 3 Prize

Application submission on Image Nation Website

Submissions close

Evaluation and selection of participants

  • 1
    Script Writing Workshop 2 weeks
  • 2
    Scrip Writing Period Online weekly meetings 6 weeks
  • 3
    Pre-Production & Directing Workshop Part 1 2 weeks
  • 4
    Pre-production Online weekly meetings 3 weeks
  • 5
    Directing Workshop Part 2 2 weeks
  • 6
    Production Period 3 weeks
  • 7
    Editing Workshop 1 week
  • 8
    Post Production Period Online weekly meetings 4 weeks
  • 9
    Awards Ceremony

Every AFS finalist is a winner, gaining priceless filmmaking experience and the opportunity to make a short film up to ten-minutes in length aimed to be screened theatrically in the national and international market.

One finalist will then go on to win a further prize: an internship opportunity on a national or international production with Image Nation at the end of the program.

Agenda

Activity Details Start Date End Date
Script Writing Workshop Weeks 1 & 2 15 Jan 2017 24 Jan 2017
Script Writing Period Online weekly meetings 25 Jan 2017 08 Mar 2017
Pre-Production & Directing Workshop Part 1 Week 9 08 Mar 2017 18 Mar 2017
Pre-Production Online weekly meetings 19 Mar 2017 15 Apr 2017
Directing Workshop Part 2 Weeks 14 & 15 16 Apr 2017 22 Apr 2017
Production Weeks 16 to 18 23 Apr 2017 13 May 2017
Editing Workshop Week 19 18 May 2017 20 May 2017
Post Production Online weekly meetings 21 May 2017 24 Jun 2017
Awards Ceremony During the month of October/November - date still TBC 15 Oct 2017 15 Nov 2017

(All dates listed below are tentative and subjected to change)

COMMITMENT TO COMPLETE THE FULL PROGRAM IS A MUST.

Deadline for submission is December 4 2016.

Shortlisted candidates must be able to attend an interview on the first week of January 2017