Juries 2016

Firdoze Bulbulia

Firdoze Bulbulia

Firdoze Bulbulia is an award-winning media producer and director and Chairperson of the Children and Broadcasting Foundation for Africa. She has served two terms as President of the International Centre of Films for Children and Young People and is co-founder of ABC (Africa’s Best Channel – a children and youth television channel in Nigeria).

Abdullah Hassan Ahmed

Abdullah Hassan Ahmed

Abdullah Hassan Ahmed is one of the first filmmakers in the UAE, and he is the manager of Faradees Art Production Company where he worked as a producer for more than 23 successful short films, such as the short film (Sabeel) and (Tenbak). His films got many International and national awards. He got the 1st Prize in the 1st addition of GFF, and got a prize in San Francisco Arab Film Festival 2008, EFC, and DIFF. He has been chosen by Digital Studio Magazine as The Best Arab Filmmaker in 2006. He also provided TV stations with some of his films such as (Soora Naqesa 2008), and the documentary film (Emirati High Flyers 2013). He was a jury member of EFC 2010, and Wahran International Film Festival 2010. He also directs commercials, documentary films, and drama films for companies and TV stations. 

Shahin Yazdani

Shahin Yazdani

Shahin Yazdani is an Iranian-born independent filmmaker/ producer and an educator. He has written a number of feature length screenplays including (The Station “Istgah”), and (Malek Khatoon), both of which were turned into highly celebrated feature films of the Iranian Cinema. The projects he has made outside Iran have been showcased at film festivals, art galleries, and media related conferences, as well as in street performances internationally. In UAE Yazdani has mentored and produced numerous prize winning student film projects that have received accolade in film festivals and competitions both locally and internationally.