Judging panel set for Digital Studio Awards

Head of Dubai Film Market among new judges confirmed for 2016
Awards, Digital studio awards, Film production, Judges, Middle East, Tv production, News, Broadcast Business


The Digital Studio Awards 2016 will be judged by a panel of experts consisting of no fewer than 10 highly respected industry professionals from the film, TV and broadcast spheres.

New to this year’s panel are Samr Al Marzouqi, Head of the Dubai Film Market, Heba Al Samt, Digital Media Director at DCN (Dubai Channels Network), and Karim Sarkis, CEO of Sync Media.

Established judges who are returning for the 2016 edition are: Nick Grande, managing director, Channel Sculptor; Hassan Chahine, founder and CEO, Media Digital Space; Hasan R. Sayed Hasan, managing director, Master Media; Clyde DeSouza, Real Vision; Ali Ajouz, managing director and Partner, SAWA Media; Tracey Grant, program manager, media and broadcasting, MEA, IDC Middle East, Turkey & Africa and John Ive, director of business development and technology, IABM.

More judges may be announced before judging commences in early February.

The Digital Studio Awards, the longest established awards ceremony for the Middle East film and TV production and broadcast industry, will take place in Dubai on March 9, the second day of CABSAT.


Entries have been pouring in from across the Middle East from companies eager to gain recognition at the region’s leading awards for the region's production and broadcast sectors. The deadline for submissions is February 1. Please click here to SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION.

This year there are 16 categories of award, covering all aspects of the industry, spanning from content production to distribution.

For any enquiries on how to submit a nomination, contact:

Roger Field
Group Editor
Telephone: +971 4 444 3419
Email: roger.field@itp.com

For sponsorship opportunities at the Digital Studio Awards please contact:

Napoleon Estampador
Sales Manager
Direct: +971 4 444 3381
Email: napoleon.estampador@itp.com

For table bookings and further information on the Digital Studio Awards please contact:

Daniel Fewtrell
Director of Awards & Marketing
Direct: +971 4 444 3684
Email: daniel.fewtrell@itp.com

Dominic Clerici
Marketing Manager
Direct: +971 4 444 3391
Email: dominic.clerici@itp.com

Most Popular

Editor's Choice

StarzPlay’s tech powers India’s Lionsgate Play
Provides managed services, developed by StarzPlay, to mark successful launch of Lionsgate Play ...
Subscribe to Digital Studio Middle East
The latest editor of Digital Studio Middle East, the foremost and most respected platform for ...
Dubai's Faisal Hashmi working on feature film
10 short films in 10 years has earned Faisal Hashmi international plaudits at film festival, ...

Don't Miss a Story