Dubai, United Arab Emirates 9 - 11 November 2017

Announcing the Winners

After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

Kudos to Insomnia Films for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film LOCKED will go on to represent Dubai against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

LOCKED by Insomnia Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

RE-FUSE by J.A.M.

3rd Place: Best Film of 2017

Tempus Fugit by Pathu Boys

Required Elements

  • Character: Richard or Rana Kaloon - Eye Doctor
  • Prop: A cake.
  • Line: "We're running out of time!"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Slice of Truth by 100%ers

Audience Favorite: Group B

RE-FUSE by J.A.M.

Best Writing

RE-FUSE by J.A.M.

by Dice films

Best Editing

LOCKED by Insomnia Films

RE-FUSE by J.A.M.

Best Directing

LOCKED by Insomnia Films

Best Cinematography

THE MACAW by SCOPE

Best Effects

LOCKED by Insomnia Films

Best Costumes

THE MACAW by SCOPE

2017 Film List

  • 327 by Alktr

    An ophthalmologist receives mysterious pictures of herself sleeping in her own bed at night. She lives alone.

  • A Very Serious Comedy by Second Round

    A team is trying to explain what is their story trying to tell...

  • Cake Roulette by Flying Fox

    It's all in God's hands.

  • Caravan by كيان - Kayan

    An Eye-doctor "Rana Kaloon" trapped in a series of abandoned caravans by a psycho who is taking revenge for his brother who lost his sight because of the doctor's medical mistake.

  • How old are you? by Mindful Movies

    A teenage girl and her friends decide to have some fun but an unexpected turn of events teaches them a powerful life lesson!

  • LOCKED by Insomnia Films

    THE DOINGS OF NEGLIGENT PARENTS COME TO HAUNT THEM.

  • RE-FUSE by J.A.M.

    Replace, Re-Use, Re-Fuse

  • Scrap by Razz Reviews

    A runaway find help in the strangest of places

  • Slice of Truth by 100%ers

    A woman's quest for truth and freedom in her toxic work environment.

  • Tempus Fugit by Pathu Boys

    When two enforcers of different ideologies and alternate timelines meet, morals and agendas come into question.

  • The Date by Rhopix Media Production

    Are first impressions final impressions?

  • The Kick by Drizzle Infotainment

    A young pregnant is left to fend for herself after the sudden suicide of her husband.

  • THE MACAW by SCOPE

    "DIE FOR AN EYE"

  • The Party Planners by Trust Issues Productions

    Richard and Caleb are young party planners that will always organise an unforgettable birthday for your child and themselves.

  • Who Needs Enemies by CharlieCracknellFilms

    Dr Kaloon has to deliver a package to rescue his kidnapped wife. Will he make it in time?

  • Who Ordered Love? by Love Films

    A restaurant chooses its theme for the day as Silence.

  • You've got Cake by Halwa Puri and 1 Cup Chai

    A man's love for cakes takes him to path unknown


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