Dubai, United Arab Emirates 7 - 9 November 2013

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 Playback Films for winning Best Film of 2013. Their film Pump it will go on to represent Dubai against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2014.

1st Place: Best Film of 2013

Pump it by Playback Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2013


3rd Place: Best Film of 2013

Cold Feet by Hashmic House Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Firas or Fifi Faraj, Referree
  • Prop: an envelope
  • Line: "Do you want to trade places?"

2013 Film List

  • Suzette My Love by ASG Filmakers

    "Do you want to trade places?"

  • 4 is a crowd by Filmateurs

    Two friends on a holiday visiting another friend find themselves forced to save their holiday

  • A Whistle by Habka

    Firas meets lamees at the bus stop, where he waits for his father everyday.

  • Above and Below by ALEPH

    A man above and below... his balcony

  • Casa Del Mal by Ape and company

    Sometimes you are the victim of your own prey

  • Cold Feet by Hashmic House Films

    A referee begins to witness a series of terrifying events in the after hours of college.

  • Enveloped by MVTV

    A psychological thriller revolving around the everyday life of a modern day hitman.

  • Failure: A True Story by Pineapple INC.

    Failed attempt at dark comedy.



  • Foul Play by Jade Digital Studios

    A pre planned murder with an unexpected turns of events

  • Go On Then by BROWNTOWN

    Man Meets Woman In Unexpected Circumstances


    Do you want to trade places?

  • Love Happens by EPIC Productions

    A love story with a twist. Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love ... but not with the girl!

  • Medicine by BitterSweet Life

    Do you want to trade places ?

  • MOVEMBER by Absolutelynoscope Productions

    No stash like a moustache

  • Offside by filmisutra

    A tourist to Goa has a purpose beyond vacationing and he decides the fate of a few .

  • PLANET ROUH84 by Toddlers

    Competitor becomes the referee on a death or life game

  • Pump it by Playback Films

    Anything goes and just pump it

  • Red Rock'it by Rebel Scum

    Superhero agent finds solution to pay back city for damages caused by his superstar superhero

  • Sniff by Fame Boulevard

    A prank gone horribly wrong

  • Speak Easy by The Apostrophes

    Sometimes it's just easier to say it

  • Super Lochal - The Movie by VI

    Emarati woman saves the day! Or does she?

  • Swap by 39shots

    What if your best friend became the referee of your life? What would happen if it went wrong?

  • The Call by Third Destination

    a woman get a strange call in the middle of the night

  • The death of Superman: again by Minus Zero Productions

    superman going to shrink who has her own agenda

  • The Gift by Jean 'n' Crew


  • The Missing Ingredient by Shameless Production

    A meal to die for

  • The Painkiller by potatochipproductions

    The Guardian Angel who changes everything

  • Through the looking glass by Thing Three

    Katie finaly leaves the comfort of her home for an adventure, only to find one she did not want.

  • Trading Places by A Cut Above

    A boyfriend reminsincing the death of his girlfriend, in a musical, finds solace through her pet :)

  • We Grew Up, Brother! by DubaiExpo2020

    Big brother treating his 23 years old sister

  • Whistle by Emirates Filmmakers Guild

    Blow up the whistle

  • Wild Wild Home by Golden Fish

    Phillip must solve a situation

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