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Diff 2017: Calling young UAE animators

Entries for this year’s competition must be submitted by November 10 via the film festival’s website

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Last year’s Young Animators Awards.

The Dubai International Film Festival (Diff) is accepting entries for its third Young Animators Award, where UAE residents between the ages of 13 and 18 years can win a workshop with some of the region’s most talented creators, and go on to create their own short.

All submissions will then be judged by a panel of experts, with the winning film to be screened at the 14th edition of Diff, which runs from December 6 to 13.

Interested participants need to submit a 250-word summary via Diff’s website by November 10, explaining their interest in animation and cinema, and how the creative arts contribute to their happiness.

The programme will then see selected participants join a stop-motion animation workshop from November 16 to 18, where they will learn about storyboarding, scriptwriting, filming techniques, sound design and editing. The workshop will result in the creation of videos that will be judged for their creativity and content, as well as their technical ability.

Commenting on the Young Animators Award, Managing Director of Diff, Shivani Pandya, said: “We are delighted to support the Young Animators Award, an initiative that aims to bring filmmaking and the magical world of animation directly to young people, and boost creativity in the UAE.”