United Arab Emirates
Twenty-nine year old Dubai resident, Sara Saber is the most recent winner of the Arab Film Studio. The amateur filmmaker grabbed at the opportunity to further her career in the field, developing her skills with the tools given to her in bootcamp.
Sara says, “Arab Film Studio has given all the contestants a strong foundation of filmmaking that helps us create powerful visions and execute them in a professional way. AFS and Image Nation encourage young talent to participate in different workshops and activities, and help make their dreams come true. The team there has believed in me which is a great motivation to work even more and make better films. Image Nation has always been a great support”.
Sara’s film, In Her Eyes, was a moving piece depicting a volatile mother-daughter relationship and won four out of the seven awards up for grabs. The coveted Best Film award provided her with a 50,000 AED grant to create her first professional film.
Her advice for any future filmmakers looking to take part in Arab Film Studio, “Work for it and give it your all. It’s a fantastic experience!” Sara is currently working on her own feature film script with guidance from Image Nation.