Congratulations to our two Abu Dhabi graduates, Marwan Al Hammadi and Shereen AbouOuf, who had their short films in the Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014.
Marwan Al Hammadi, a UAE national completed our 8-week Filmmaking intensive program and as each student in that program, he wrote, shot, directed and edited 5 short films and crewed on more than 15 others. Marwan has showed his talent and creativity in all of his films and he was awarded on his film CAT in 2012 under the New York Film Academy Aspiring Filmmaker Award. After completing our program, Marwan has joined the official newspaper in UAE “The National” as a Multimedia Producer.
Shereen graduated from the One-Year Filmmaking in Abu Dhabi and decided to continue in our Bachelor’s degree program by moving to the Academy’s campus in Los Angeles. As every student in the first year in Abu Dhabi, Shereen wrote, shot, directed and edited 8 short films and crewed on more than 28. Her final thesis film Ice Flower has been selected in the Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014. The story is about Zahra (means Flower in Arabic), the first Emirati female who wanted to follow her dream to be an ice skater, and later on she became a winner of international award in ice skating.
We invite you all to enjoy the screenings of these films during the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and show your support to our students and graduates!
Transit directed by Marwan Al Hammadi
UAE 2014 -5 min.
Ice Flower directed by Shereen AbouOuf
UAE 2014 -15 min.