May 28, 2019

Original Narrative Short Film Competition

  • Crimson Education
  • Madinat Jumeirah - King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Multiple Competition Skill Building Other


Original Narrative is an annual, non-profit student short film festival initiated & hosted by MBRSC and AUD in Dubai. We hope to inspire, recognize and reward the up-and-coming filmmakers of tomorrow, showcasing students’ short films and screenplays from the UAE, the region and beyond.

"Make a one to three minutes original short film based on the theme "Happiness" or "Brotherhood or Sisterhood" or "A Day in Your Life".

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Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

15 - 18 years.



Winners receive a full scholarship to AUD. Therefore, there will be significant competition and the student will be judged by current university students.

Participation Cost


Costs are incurred only if the student cannot source video equipment and editing equipment from their school.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


The student will have to be familiar with video editing technology and video-making process, or have the ability to get assistance with the video-editing aspect. The story should be well-developed and pre-planned, and the execution should be to a high standard.

Time Commitment


The student will have to take enough time to make the video and to do the preliminary research. A large portion of this time will be spent on planning and editing the film.

Application Deadline

2020 dates to be released.

Application Process Includes

Students should upload their short films/videos on YouTube in MP4 H264 format by March 15. The video must be titled as follows: Student's name - Name of the Project - MBRSC High School Competition.

Once the video is uploaded on YouTube, the student should send an email to and, with the MBRSC High School competition in the subject line.

The final shortlisted films will be shown at the Original Narrative Students Short Film Festival 2018. Awards will be announced in April.