Digital Studio Awards 2016: The Shortlist

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Digital Studio is proud to present the shortlisted nominations for the Digital Studio Awards – the region’s leading broadcast and production awards – which take place on Wednesday 9 at the Conrad Dubai.

The shortlist represents the crème de la crème of the nominations that we received for this year’s awards.

The Awards, which recognise and reward excellence in broadcast and production, will be attended by the region’s top professionals in the broadcast, TV and film production and post-production industries, as well as vendors, systems integrators, consultants and other high profile guests.


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

The winners have been decided by a panel of respected industry experts consisting of Samr Al Marzouqi, head of the Dubai Film Market, Karim Sarkis, CEO of Sync Media; 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; and John Ive, director of business development and technology, IABM.

The shortlist is as follows:

Best Content Capture

Kiyany Media
Image Nation Abu Dhabi
Phoenix Film
Filmmaster - Nestle Middle East

Best Editing Award

twofour54 - Iftah Ya Simsim
Real Image TV Production
Hassan Kiyany
Image Nation Abu Dhabi

Best Live Action Capture

Real Image TV Production
image Nation Abu Dhabi
Phoenix Film
Emirates / Dubai Film Production

Best Special Effects / CGI

Real Image TV Production
a.k.a. Media

Best Technical Installation Award

Al Jazeera Media Network
Alaan FM
Integracast MENA

Best Use of Animation

Real Image TV Production - Ministry of Culture
aiproduction fz llc
Cartoon Network Studios Arabia

Content Delivery Platform of the Year

PerceptionTV Ltd
Quest Arabiya
NewzPoint LLC

Excellence in Post-Production

twofour54 post production
Real Image TV Production
Filmmaster - Nestle Middle East

Outstanding Achievement in Workflow

Dubai Film and TV Commission
aiproduction fz llc
Arab Telemedia
OSN Sport
Majid Entertainment
Integracast MENA

Outstanding Sound Capture

Image Nation Abu Dhabi
Mile Studios - A Passage of Courage
TSL Products

Satellite Services Innovation of the Year

du Broadcast
Mena Media
North Telecom

Service Innovation of the Year (production or broadcast)

Giga Works
Integracast MENA
Creative media solutions
Alaan FM
SAWA Media

Studio of the Year

Dubai Studio City's Sound Stages

Technology Innovation of the Year

Sony Professional - HDC - 4300 True Innovation
Avid Media Central Platform & Media Distribute
Riedel - MediorNet MicroN
VariCam 35

Up & Coming Film Maker

Wael Shentanawy - SAWA Media
Majid Al Ansari

Broadcast Executive of the Year

Sanjay Raina - Fox International Channels Middle East
Abdul Hadi Al Sheikh - Abu Dhabi Media
Wael Shentenawy - SAWA Media
Matt Aitchison - Quest Arabiya

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