Dubai-based production house The Frame has announced an investment of US $136,000 to fund local filmmakers looking to create documentaries related to the UAE.
Tarif Sayed, owner and managing director of The Frame stated there was no better moment “than now to encourage talented individuals to produce content”.
“Any talent interested in the offer can visit our web site www.theframe.tv and fill out a form that will include details about themselves and their project. We will review the entries and start work on selected projects,” Sayed added.
Besides this, The Frame will help distribute the films to local and international broadcasters as well as enter them into the IEMMYS Award and other international awards and festivals.
“This is part of our commitment to develop local and regional content,” commented Sayed. “Through this project, we will provide the funds for individuals with creative ideas for documentary films. We will offer support and guidance through all production phases and selected projects will receive guidance in the entire chain from developing an idea to budgeting, preproduction, production, postproduction and distribution,” Sayed added.
As the fund is aimed at Arab nationals based in the UAE, only projects that focus on local issues and can be produced in the UAE will be considered.