His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Kassimi, member of the Supreme Council and the governor of sharjah, awarded New York Film Academy student Shirin Abu Ouf for her documentary Ice Flower, during the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival 2015. The festival, which began on October 21st in the United Arab Emirates, focuses on educating children and youth on the value of cinema, while nurturing their creative impulses and talents for filmmaking. SICFF showcased 78 films from 32 countries, including films from UAE, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and the Far East.
Ice Flower was Shirin’s final film of her One Year Filmmaking program at NYFA Abu Dhabi. After completing her first year in Abu Dhabi, Shirin moved to NYFA Los Angeles campus to continue her studies in the Bachelor of Fine Art in Filmmaking degree program.