Khalid Al Abdulla

United Arab Emirates

Khalid AlAbdulla is an Emirati filmmaker and editor.  Having graduated from Dubai Men’s College in 2011, he was branded ‘Best Aspiring Filmmaker’ at the Zayed University Middle East Film Festival, 2011 (ZUMEFF)

Khalid’s filmmaking ambitions were first fuelled from time spent surfing and uploading his own films on to youtube.  Working with the Emirati filmmaker Ali F. Mostafa, was a major highlight of his film career to date.

“I’m trying to achieve what director Ali F. Mostafa has.”

Khalid is thrilled to be a part of Arab Film Studio, seeing it as an opportunity to become a true film industry professional.

“I believe AFS has provided us with a highly intensive filmmaking induction.  This has allowed us to gain great insight and experience, in a short period of time.

The most interesting workshops for me were make-up, film industry business and directing.

For my final short film 'What Goes Around Comes Around', I believe my surroundings influenced and inspired my story and how I developed it.  I am part of the generation that is seeing the Emirati film industry begin and grow.  This is my opportunity to make films, for audiences here and around the world, telling the stories that are yet to be told."