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WOIS - 2019

  • Start Date:April 09, 2019
  • End Date:April 11, 2019
  • Venue: Dubai Knowledge Park
  • Category: Fest

WOIS Film Fest is an initiative by the School of Media & Communication (SoMC), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Dubai campus, which creates the opportunity to showcase and nurture the art of film making. We aim to collaborate and work with influencers, filmmakers, students and directors across the regional landscape.

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WOIS Film Fest is an initiative by the School of Media & Communication (SoMC), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Dubai campus, which creates the opportunity to showcase and nurture the art of film making. We aim to collaborate and work with influencers, filmmakers, students and directors across the regional landscape.

WOIS - 2019 WOIS Film Fest is an initiative by the School of Media & Communication (SoMC), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Dubai campus, which creates the opportunity to showcase and nurture the art of film making. We aim to collaborate and work with influencers, filmmakers, students and directors across the regional landscape. When: — Where: Dubai Knowledge Park Category: Fest

Event Details

  • I was very amazed with the way the festival was organized, the type of movies that were screened. It is promising and impressive!

    Mohammed Abdullah Managing Director of DIAC and DKP

  • We have created a platform to showcase short films from both, international as well as a regional audience. WOIS Film Fest creates a learning atmosphere comprising of free film screenings, workshops, competitions, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.

    The festivals includes a diverse program in terms of genre, theme, and style through a non-competitive category that welcomes short films from all over the world, This year we are aiming to cultivate more talent through intense workshops presented by experienced individuals from within the film industry.

    WOIS 2019 will be a three-day event which will feature 70 short films (from over 3500 submissions). The winning entries go home with heaps of exposure and grand prizes

 

Categories

  • UAE Shorts
  • UAE Student Shorts
  • UAE University Shorts

How to submit?

  • We proudly accept entries via FilmFreeway, an online submission platform dedicated to film festivals.
  • Please upload your film along with all necessary information and submit through the following link.
  • Submission to our festival is free of charge!

 

 

Rules & Regulations:

 

  • Overall runtime must not exceed 30 minutes for UAE Shorts and 15 minutes for International Shorts
  • Completed after September 2017
  • Languages other than English must accompany English subtitles
  • Content should be suitable for audience including family and children
  • Must own all necessary copyrights or permissions from the copyright holders
  • Must respond to communications from the festival team within 3 working days
  • Poster, trailer, and snippets from the entry may be used for promotional activities
  • Festival reserves the right to modify these rules or offer waivers as per their discretion

 

 

BEST SHORT FILM - UAE

2018 Winner: Fugue (2018) - Tarish Tolani

 

BEST SHORT FILM - UAE UNIVERSITY

2018 Winner: Moment (2017) - Hadia Elgawish

American University in Dubai

 

BEST SHORT FILM - UAE SCHOOL

2018 Winner: Ace (2018) - Hiba Sharaf

New Indian Model School, Dubai