Middle East Comic Con on the hunt for the UAE's next film stars

The Middle East Film & Comic Con has launched a UAE-wide search for emerging talent.
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The Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) has launched a UAE-wide search to find the country’s emerging talents and potential future stars, it was announced on Thursday.

The winner will also be cast in the MEFCC 2020 promotional video.

The programme is being held in collaboration with Miranda Davison Studios, which in the past helped cast films including Star Trek and Fast and the Furious.

To enter, participants must first buy tickets to the upcoming MEFCC on April 12 and 13 and register on their website. No prior experience and the minimum age to participate is just 6 years old.

Ahead of the event, Miranda Davidson, the CEO of Miranda Davidson Studios, shared a number of tips to those interested in participating.

“When you get your ‘epic movie moment’, remember to look up the movie and learn about your character beforehand,” she said. “Do not try to be like the actor who originally played the role. Use your own imagination and make it your own.”

Davidson added that participants should keep in mind that the studio wants people to be“genuine” and their “most authentic self.”

“You only have a few minutes in the casting, but they are all yours,” she added. “It’s all your time to shine to be prepared and maximise every second.”

Lastly, she said it is crucial that applicants have fun as they delve into acting, many for the very time.

“Acting is fun, and we want to see that you have the raw passion, enjoyment and enthusiasm for the craft to make a career from this,” she added. “We don’t expect perfection. We want to be part of your journey, so make the most of it.”

Those interested can register at the MEFCC’s website.

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