1st April 2020

Welcome reception from 7.00pm

Waldorf Astoria, the Palm.

The Digital Studio Awards 2020

The Digital Studio Awards are a showcase of industry excellence for the TV, film and broadcast production sectors in the Middle East. The great and the good of the industry are brought together at the Digital Studio Awards, with more than 300 senior figures from the region’s studios, broadcasters, pre, production and post-production facilities gathering to witness the winners in hotly contested categories.

The Digital Studio Awards are well established as the defining awards programme in the region and in March 2020 will see the 16th installment of the awards acknowledging the best industry achievements that the Middle East has to offer.

With attendees regularly including industry leaders, local celebrities and even Academy Award winners, the Digital Studio Awards are a perfect platform to kick start the awards season for broadcast and production professionals working in the Middle East.





The Winners of the Digital Studio Awards 2019 were:

Content Capture of the Year: WILD DUBAI – Discovery Networks
Best Live Action Capture: AFC ASIAN CUP 2019 – 7 Production & Events
Best Special Effects / CGI: Spacetoon Group – Zafari Animation T.V Series
Best Technical Installation Award: HSE24 Studios in Dubai Studio City – One Diversified LLC
Best Technology Innovation Award: AGL VR Seat Experience – UAE Pro League Committee
Best Use of Animation: Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport 2018 – Real Image Production
Outstanding Achievement in Workflow: Abu Dhabi Media Microservices Projects – Imagine Communications
Excellence in Post Production: Artology Creative – Abu Dhabi Airport – VIP Terminal
Content Delivery Platform of the Year: Viu – Vuclip
Service Initiative of the Year: mena.tv Content Hub – Channel Sculpture
Studio of the Year: twofour54
Broadcast Executive of the Year; Amanda Turnbull – Discovery, Middle East & Africa
Original Production of the Year: The Open Road – Fox Networks Group & Electric Films


The winners of the Digital Studio Awards 2018 were: 

Best Content Capture Artology Creative
Best Live Action Capture Sevon Production & Events
Best Special Effects MRM Business Awards video – Dubai Chamber-Real Image
Best Use of Animation Shamsa Animation-Cinematic Social Media LLC
Best Editing Award Dubai Water Canal Documentary-Real Image
Smartphone Production of the Year
Best Immersive Content Karim & Noor by Blink Studios
Excellence in Post Production Pro Dubai video- Dubai Chamber-Real Image
Outstanding Contribution to Middle East
Studio of the Year Twofour54
Outstanding Achievement in Workflow Avid
Best Technical Installation Award TSL Systems
Content Delivery Platform of the Year Starz Play
Satellite Services Innovation of the Year du Enterprise – Broadcast & Media
Best Technology Innovation Award Virtz
Best Service Innovation Starz Play
Distributor Initiative of the Year Advanced Media
Broadcast Executive of the Year Martin Stewart, OSN


The winners of the Digital Studio Awards 2017 were: 

Best Live Action Capture Mission Everest: The UAE Military Team – National Geographic Abu Dhabi
Best Special Effects / CGI DCCI GBF Latin America 2016 – Real Image TV Production
Best Use of Animation Bilal – Barajoun
Best Editing Award Abu Dhabi TCA, Your Extraordinary Story – Boomtown Productions
Smartphone Production of the Year Welcome to My World – Kiyany Media
Best Immersive Content Dubai Heliride – Filmation
Excellence in Post Production IKEA Shadows – Milkshake Media
Outstanding Contribution to Middle East Cinema Ali Mostafa
Studio of the Year twofour54
Outstanding Achievement in Workflow Viz Story – Vizrt
Best Technical Installation Award Abu Dhabi Media (ADM)
Content Delivery Platform of the Year beIN Media Group
Satellite Services Innovation of the Year du – Broadcast Services
Best Technology Innovation Award Avid Nexis – Avid
Best Service Innovation STARZ PLAY
Up & Coming Filmmaker of the Year Alaa Al Akawi – Artology Creative
Broadcast Executive of the Year  Abdul Hadi Al Sheikh – Executive Director of Abu Dhabi TV


The winners of the Digital Studio Awards 2016 were: 

Best Content Capture - Image Nation Abu Dhabi for Zinzana

Best Live Action Capture - Emirates and Dubai Film Production

Best Special Effects / CGI - Real Image TV Production for its Ministry of Culture – Beach & Desert UAE Army TVC

Best Use of Animation - Cartoon Network Studios Arabia for Mansour Season 2, produced in partnership with Creative Generation and Two Four 54.

Best Editing Award – Image Nation Abu Dhabi for Zinzana.

Outstanding Sound Capture - Mile Studios for ‘A Passage of Courage’

Excellence in Post Production - Filmmaster and Nestle Middle East, for the Ikigai Campaign

Studio of the Year - Dubai Studio City for Dubai Sound Stage

Outstanding Achievement in Workflow - OSN – Rugby World Cup coverage

Best Technical Installation Award - Al Jazeera Media Network

Content Delivery Platform of the Year - Etisalat

Satellite Services Innovation of the Year - du Broadcast Services

Best Technology Innovation Award - Panasonic for its VariCam 35

Best Service Innovation – Integracast MENA for ChloroFILM

Up & Coming Filmmaker of the Year – Majid Al Ansari

Broadcast Executive of the Year – Sanjay Raina, general manager of Fox International Channels MENA and Pakistan

Contact Details

For sponsorship enquiries, please contact:

Thomas Lambert 
Sales Manager
Telephone: +971 4 444 3637
Email: thomas.lambert@itp.com

For nomination enquiries, please contact:

Nikhil Pereira
Editor, Digital Studio
Direct: +971 4 444 3426
Email: nikhil.pereira@itp.com

For event & table booking enquiries, please contact:

Teri Dunstan
Event Manager
Direct: +971 4 444 3227
Email: teri.dunstan@itp.com

Anthony Chandran
Table Sales Executive
Direct: +971 4 444 3685
Email: anthony.chandran@itp.com




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