Now is your chance to break into the exciting world of filmmaking.

Are you a born storyteller or budding screenwriter with dreams of crafting scripts for the big screen? Then Image Nation’s brand-new Arab Film Studio Script Writing program is calling you!


Created in partnership with the Dubai Film Market, AFS Scriptwriting is your chance to put your dreams to paper and learn how to perfect your skills under the guidance of two industry spearheads.


The five-month program will provide you with mentoring from some of the film industry’s finest instructors, including a 3-week intensive workshop covering all disciplines of scriptwriting including story concept and character development.


It will also provide you with the key tools and training you will need to kick start your 3-month assignment to write a short film screenplay. The winning screenplay will receive an immense film fund of 100,000 AED!


Then again at Arab Film Studio every finalist is a winner, gaining priceless experience in the exhilarating field we call film.




Script Writing Workshop: from 17/07/2016 to 6/08/2016


Writing Period: Weekly mentoring sessions during August, September and October.


Final Stage: All participants will attend a 2-day pitching coaching session during Dubai Film Festival 2016 (dates TBC). Five scripts will be selected to participate in Dubai Film Market where the writers will pitch their projects to a panel of industry professionals.


How to Enter


AFS Script Writing in partnership with Dubai Film Market is open to all UAE Nationals and residents who have a passion for film and writing scripts.


To enter for a coveted spot on the program, you must submit the following to Image Nation by 16th April 2016:


  • Write up to a 30-page script of your story (font size 12, single space)
  • A log line and synopsis of the story
  • A script previously written that has been produced along with a link to the final film and/ or any published fictional work (short stories or books)
  • One page biography
  • One page Motivation letter