Arab Film Studio is home to our region’s aspiring filmmakers, giving them the guidance, skills and support to bring their dreams to the big screen.

AFS is raising the profile of the UAE’s rapidly evolving film industry, positioning Abu Dhabi as a creative hub for the region, and helping the region’s next generation of filmmakers to get behind the camera and tell their stories.


As well as AFS, we have number of other initiatives to support budding UAE filmmakers. Check out our community pages for news on upcoming Mawaheb internships on both local and international productions, as well as helpful advice from the industry’s finest in our Mawaheb Chats series. Image Nation is always striving to offer filmmakers the best of the best. This is why we look to partner with international schools, such as the prestigious La Femis film school in Paris, known as one of the top rated programs in the world.

Our short film and new documentary competitions offer applicants the chance to learn the art of filmmaking from the experts in the UAE, connect with local and international industry players, and launch their filmmaking careers by creating their own short films for the world to see. Future competitions will include acting and script writing.


So if you’re mad about movies, check out the amazing opportunities we have to help you forge a career of your dreams. 

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