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Global Village, Bloom World Academy to host free film-making workshops

As part of its Young Directors Awards Competition in partnership with Bloom World Academy, Global Village has announced the dates for its free workshops. Based on the theme, “My more wonderful world,” the competition invites children between the ages of 5 and 14 to create a short video that tells the story of what they, or someone they know, would do to make the world a better place.

In celebration of Creators Month, the Young Directors Award competition will give two young people a chance to win a life-changing scholarship for their entire schooling at Bloom World Academy. The scholarships are worth over Dh1 million.

These workshops aim to assist young artists in creating their submissions for the awards. There will be three workshops, two held at the Kids’ Theatre at Global Village and one hosted online for easy access to all students in the UAE.

Film-making Workshop 5 pm, January 20, Kids Theatre: Nahla Al Fahad, Film Director and Producer, will host a filmmaking workshop at the Kids’ Theatre, which will focus on harnessing existing filmmaking skills and Al Fahad will give tips and tricks on how to shoot an amazing video.

Storytelling Workshop 5 pm on January 24, Kids Theatre: Maitha Mohamed, a content creator specializing in storytelling, will share learnings on the art and science of storytelling and how to keep audiences engaged through compelling content.

Online Workshop from January 20, online: Uzair Merchant, filmmaker, writer, and designer, will be hosting a virtual workshop with a pre-recorded guide on filmmaking, which will be available on

All workshops are free to attend and will provide Young Directors Awards competition participants with invaluable insight, learnings, and tools to bring to their film production and impress the judges.

Entry requirements for the Young Directors Award competition:
– Video entries should be filmed and created by the participant and should not exceed 4 minutes
– Entries can be recorded on a phone, video camera, or any other device
– The competition is open to UAE residents only aged between 5 and 14 years old
– Any dialogue should be in English or have English subtitles
– Videos must be submitted before the competition closing date of February 1, 2023
– Submissions should be uploaded to YouTube as an “unpublished” video
– The YouTube link should then be shared on the Global Village online entry form:
– Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, and wonderfulness
– Bloom World Academy’s Committee will interview the creators of the shortlisted entries
– Finalists will be invited to the award ceremony at Global Village, where the winners will be announced

For more information about the competition and the submission process, please visit

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