'Mawaheb' is an Arabic term for talent and here at Image Nation, Mawaheb is our hub for growing local talent and nurturing the local film documentary. 

From amateur film competitions and internships on Hollywood film sets to summer film schools in New York City - there’s something for any budding filmmaker to get their start.

Check out what we have on offer, apply for our current programs or get in touch with us directly to discuss how you can get involved in the ever-growing local film industry.



    Arab Film Studio is home to our region’s aspiring filmmakers, giving them the guidance, skills and support to bring their dreams to the big screen.

    AFS is raising the profile of the UAE’s rapidly evolving film industry, positioning Abu Dhabi as a creative hub for the region, and helping the region’s next generation of filmmakers to get behind the camera and tell their stories.

Other Initiatives


Mawaheb Chats are an intimate sit-down with some of the leading lights of the film and film-making industry.