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  • Students Address Global Challenges Through GEMS Education and Sony’s Film-making Competition
Students Address Global Challenges Through GEMS Education and Sony’s Film-making Competition

In an effort to create awareness and attend to the world's most pushing issues, GEMS Education partnered with Sony Middle East and Africa, and CreatorUp - a YouTube Certified leader in global digital media education - to organize a film making competition available to all GEMS Education institutions in the UAE.

The competitors's theme is for students to convey their ‘Innovation Story’ in a style of their choice - funny, docudrama or a fictional cosmos. The movies' concentrate on exactly how their group, school or community will address global challenges and pressing concerns in the society.

Throughout the competitors, CreatorUp gave a complete day workshop and on-going support to the shortlisted groups in narration and production methods. The workshop happened in GEMS Al Barsha National School with 100 students - 20 groups across 12 GEMS Education colleges - and instructors finding out and creating their behind the behind-the-scenes footage.

Sony had provided all teams with their handycams to produce their movies. They will certainly provide the winning team with AED 10,000 as cash prize and all trainees of the leading 3 teams will certainly get AED1,000 vouchers each to Sony products.

Rajnish Kautia, Digital Imaging Marketing Manager, Sony MEA, said: “Sony is delighted to partner with GEMS Education and share knowledge with the participating students and their mentors about our latest Digital imaging products and technologies, especially the 4K Video cameras. We are overwhelmed by the response to this contest and the keen interest and involvement in the Visual Storytelling Workshops we conducted. We are certainly looking forward to some really outstanding short film entries on 30th April 2018, the contest deadline,” said

The winning teams will certainly be revealed at the GEMS Innovation Awards on May 8.

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