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Awards

Narrative Competition

  • Black Pearl Award – Narrative
  • Special Jury Award
  • Best Film from the Arab World 
  • Best Director from the Arab World
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress

New Horizons / Afaq Jadida Competition

  • Black Pearl Award – New Horizons
  • Special Jury Award
  • Best Film from the Arab World
  • Best Director from the Arab World 
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress

Documentary Competition

  • Black Pearl Award – Documentary
  • Special Jury Award
  • Best Documentary Film from the Arab World
  • Best Director from the Arab World

Short Film Competition

  • Best Narrative
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Animation
  • Best Film from the Arab World
  • Best Producer
  • Best Producer from the Arab World

Emirates Film Competition (presented by Dolphin Energy)

Short Narrative Competition

  • First Prize
  • Second Prize
  • Special Jury Award

Short Documentary Competition

  • First Prize
  • Second Prize
  • Special Jury Award

Student Short Narrative Competition

  • First Prize
  • Second Prize
  • Third Prize

Student Short Documentary Competition

  • First Prize
  • Second Prize
  • Third Prize

The "Best Emarati Film”, “Best Cinematography” and “Best Script” awards may be given to any film in the competition.

The "New York Film Academy - Abu Dhabi Aspiring Filmmaker Awards” are open to the Student Narrative and Student Documentary competitions. The prizes are composed of 2 scholarships at NYFA Abu Dhabi.

Showcase

  • Audience Choice Award

FIPRESCI and NETPAC

FIPRESCI Award: The jury will focus on films that are from the Narrative Feature, New Horizons and Documentary Feature Competition sections.


NETPAC Award:
The jury will select a film from the Narrative, New Horizons and Documentary Feature Competition sections. Documentary Feature Competition sections.

Our World

Films devoted to broadening awareness of significant environmental issues. 

Child Protection Award

The Ministry of Interior Child Protection Centre works to ensure the safety and security of children ensuring implementation and regulation of child protection legislation, policies and best international practices.

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