Film production company Ti22 Films bagged its ninth award for the UAE, winning silver at the fifth Annual Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards on Thursday, 2 October 2014 at Palm Beach Cannes in France.
The international festival dedicated to corporate films and documentaries recognised Ti22 Films for its short documentary, ‘Flying a Dream’.
The film pays tribute to 75 years of ‘Open Skies’ in Dubai, a milestone the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) reached in December 2012. The film documents Dubai’s aviation industry’s rapid growth with and features His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the department of civil aviation, CEO and Chairman of Emirates Group and chairman of Dubai World, HE Mohamed Ahli, director general, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airlines and Mr Juma Al Majeed, founder and chairman, Juma al Majid Group.
Commissioned and supported by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, the short documentary was produced to celebrate and honour its 75 years in aviation.
The documentary has received recognition at various global TV and film award ceremonies, winning a gold world medal and two finalist awards earlier this year at the New York International Television & Film Awards.
“We are extremely happy that Ti22 Films has won yet another award for ‘Flying a Dream’,” said Reim El Houni, founder of Ti22 Films. “We are thankful to everyone who contributed to the success of the film. Our focus at Ti22 has always been to create meaningful documentaries and films which can be enjoyed by the audience with a hope to win many more accolades in the future.”
Ti22 Films was one of five winners from the UAE at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards and the only winning film from Dubai.
Ti22’s other winning films include a corporate film for ENOC, a corporate film for BASF, an event film for the Mohammed Bin Rashid Foundation and the trailer for TEDx Abu Dhabi.