Hurrah for our city! A resident of Dubai took home the prestigious Arab Film Studio 2013 award for Best Film at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi.
Dubai-based Egyptian filmmaker Sarah Saber dominated the film awards with her entry In Her Eyes. The short film, about a tense relationship between a mother and daughter, nabbed wins for the Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Edit. Her winnings included a Dhs50,000 prize to help fund her next film, in addition to filming opportunities with Image Nation.
“There was such emotion for
me when it was announced I was the winner as so many people believed in me and
supported me through this,” said Sara.
“This has truly given me the
confidence to move forward with making films and it shows that if you have
passion for something you can make a dream come true,” she added.
The winners of the film competition, which was created in 2011 by twofour54 and Image Nation, were decided by a panel of judges, including Hollywood star Jude Law.