Shaima Albuainain, a budding filmmaker has won the twofour54 emerging filmmaker award for the Zayed University Middle East Film Festival 2018 (ZUMEFF) in Abu Dhabi.She won the award for her work on the film “The Risk” and received the accolade from Maryam Eid AlMheiri, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Government Media Office and CEO of Media Zone Authority, Abu Dhabi and twofour54. The short film tells the heart-wrenching story of a young Emirati girl who faces judgement from society when she tries to follow her passion for media. The film shows how she overcomes obstacles on the way to achieve her dreams. The award provides access to twofour54’s world-class production and post-production facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, cameras, and sound and lighting kits. Shaima will also have the chance to work with the experienced post-production team at twofour54 to develop her skills and knowledge in film editing, sound and colour grading.
The prestigious award also presents an opportunity to complete a twofour54 internship on one of their many exciting projects which will enable Shaima to experience the media industry first-hand and will hopefully encourage her to turn her talent and passion into a successful career.
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