Image Nation celebrates rising filmmaking stars at Arab Film Studio 2019 Awards

Arab Film Studio is now in its eighth year. (Supplied)
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Updated 16 December 2019

Image Nation celebrates rising filmmaking stars at Arab Film Studio 2019 Awards

  • Image Nation Abu Dhabi has named Mansour Ahmed, Mildred Garcerant and Amer Al-Mahri as the 2019 winners of Arab Film Studio Awards
  • Arab Film Studio offers programs in narrative, documentary, scriptwriting, storytelling and corporate film

DUBAI: The UAE’s film and entertainment company Image Nation Abu Dhabi has named Mansour Ahmed, Mildred Garcerant and Amer Al-Mahri as the 2019 winners of Arab Film Studio Awards, part of its flagship training program for aspiring filmmakers. 

Now in its eighth year, Arab Film Studio offers programs in narrative, documentary, scriptwriting, storytelling and corporate film as well as a special summer program for high school students.




Amer Al-Mahri won the Best Script award. (Supplied)

The award for Best Script was given to “Run Salem Run” by Al-Mahri, who won around $27,000 to bring his script to life.

“I always say I want to see my characters come to life, so I’d like to thank Image Nation for opening the door and giving all of us in the scriptwriting program this opportunity to make our dreams come true,” Al-Mahri said in a released statement. 




Mansour Ahmed was awarded Best Narrative Short Film for “Asli.” (Supplied)

Ahmed was awarded Best Narrative Short Film for “Asli,” which follows an Emirati marriage detective who investigates a potential bridegroom with surprising results. 

Garcerant won Best Documentary Short Film for “In the Shadows,” which recreates the family situation when one member is detained for twenty-five days in a six-square meter cell with other people. 




Mildred Garcerant won Best Documentary Short Film for “In the Shadows.” (Supplied)

Both Ahmed and Garcerant won an internship with Image Nation, where they will develop their filmmaking skills by working on the company’s upcoming projects.


Nancy Ajram’s husband breaks silence after murder charge 

Fadi El-Hachem’s trial is underway. (Instagram)
Updated 28 January 2020

Nancy Ajram’s husband breaks silence after murder charge 

DUBAI: Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram’s husband Fadi El-Hachem broke his silence with an Instagram post, after he was charged with the murder of the intruder who broke into their Beirut property on Jan. 5.

The post read: “I love listening to lies when I know the truth.”

Celebrity dentist, El-Hachem, was accused of shooting dead the masked intruder, who broke into their home in the early hours of the morning. The dentist said the assailant was threatening his family — including his three daughters.

El-Hachem’s trial is underway. He met with a judge this week.