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 10 days
  • 2
    Independent Writing & Individual Mentoring Online weekly meetings 7 weeks
  • 3
    Pre-Production & Directing Workshop Part 1 1 week
  • 4
    Pre-production Online weekly meetings 4 weeks
  • 5
    Directing Workshop Part 2 1 week
  • 6
    Production Period 3 weeks
  • 7
    Editing Workshop 3 days
  • 8
    Post Production Period Online weekly meetings 5 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 14 Jan 2018 23 Jan 2018
Independent Writing & Individual Mentoring Online weekly meetings 24 Jan 2018 06 Mar 2018
Pre-Production & Directing Workshop Part 1 Week 9 18 Mar 2018 14 Mar 2018
Pre-Production Online weekly meetings 18 Mar 2018 14 Apr 2018
Directing Workshop Part 2 Weeks 14 & 15 15 Apr 2018 21 Apr 2018
Production Weeks 16 to 18 22 Apr 2018 12 May 2018
Editing Workshop Week 19 17 May 2018 19 May 2018
Post Production Online weekly meetings 20 May 2018 23 Jun 2018
Awards Ceremony During the month of October/November - date still TBC 14 Oct 2018 14 Nov 2018

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

COMMITMENT TO COMPLETE THE FULL PROGRAM IS A MUST.

Deadline for submission is December 2 2017.

Shortlisted candidates must be able to attend an interview on the first week of January 2018