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Nikon Screens Short Films by UAE Students

by Eddie Rayner

Nikon Middle East FZE concluded the second edition of Cinema Z, The Nikon film festival on 13 November in Dubai.

The event celebrating filmmakers and videographers in the UAE saw a participation of over 250 filmmakers and photographers. All the 15 films nominated for the final stage of assessment in the three categories – student films, enthusiasts’ films, and pro films were filmed and produced entirely on the Nikon Z6 cameras, and were screened before the audience.

Nikon also launched their latest mirrorless camera in their Z series – the Z50, at the event. The newest addition to Nikon’s Z series was unveiled for the first time in the UAE at the Cinema Z Film Festival.

First Place Winner

Richard Galapate, from Bath Spa University, won first prize in the Student category with his film ‘Hello’. The category was for high school and university students. He won the new Nikon Z50 camera, Zhiyun Weebill Lab, SD card, 12-month Vimeo Pro Membership, and an exclusive Nikon School videography course.

The event also witnessed an interactive selfie contest with the new Z50 for the guests where the prize for grabs was the latest Z50 itself!

“I am amazed seeing the creativity, talent and passion of the participants through these brilliant films that were showcased tonight,” Narendra Menon, Managing Director, Nikon Middle East, said at the event. “It gives all of us at Nikon immense joy to see the spirit and art of videography and filmmaking flourish through the skills and minds of these young, talented creators as that was the very objective of this festival. We are also very proud to unveil our latest mirrorless camera, the Z50 amongst the people it is most suited for professionally. With this device, we have prioritised the needs of the blogging, vlogging and the entire online content creator community who need something small and simple that delivers sharp and uncompromised quality.”

For more information on the Nikon Z50 visit www.nikon.ae/en_AE