The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has announced 18 winners of ‘School Stars’ short film competition. Under the first category competition for Arabic language films, Luluwa Abdul Aziz Abdurraham from Moza Bint Mohammed Primary School for Girls received the first prize; Rahmah Mohamad Majdi Al Damir from Al Bayan Primary School for Girls won second prize; while the third prize went to Yasin Monir Abdali from Saud bin Abdulrahman Primary School for Boys, the Ministry said in a tweet.
Winners for foreign languages films for first category are Miria Hassett from Newton British School who received first prize, Omar Wael Assem from American School of Doha bagged second prize and the third prize went to Aadhi Azhagiri from GEMS Wellington Qatar.
Under the second category competition for Arabic language films, Fahed and Hamad Masood Nabina from Qatar Academy received first prize, Al Jawhara Thani Ali Al Thani from Al Bayan Primary School for Girls got second prize and Danah Ahmad Alwah from Sumaya Primary School for Girls received third prize. Winners for foreign languages films for second category are Mahmoud Ahmed Mohammed Mustafa from Newton British Academy who received first prize, Fatima Khalid Shuwaiter from Ashifaa Primary School got second prize and Aadhya Prajeeth from GEMS Wellington bagged third prize. Under the third category competition for Arabic language films, Najad Ali Al Muhannadi from Al Bayan Secondary School for Girls received first prize, Hamad Khalifa Al Rumayhi from Khalif Secondary School for Girls bagged second prize and Maryam Abdullah Al Ibrahim from Al Wakra Preparatory School for Girls got third prize.
Winners of foreign languages films for third category are Khalid Moustafa Helmy from Newton British School Muraikh who received first prize, Manal Abdul Jaleel from Al Khor International School got second prize and Bhavyasri Rajesh from MES Indian School bagged third prize. The short film competition ‘School Stars’ was organised by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in partnership with the Doha Film Institute (DFI) for public and private school students in Qatar.
The competition was held under the theme of ‘The Bright Side’ for students to submit short films that explore and express their views, observations and their experience in relation to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The open community-wide initiative invited Arabic and other language-speaking students to participate by creating 30-60 second films that capture the essence of the presented theme and reflect their opinions and ideas on the proposed topics.
Three winning films from each category will receive cash prizes in addition to complimentary access to DFI youth workshops and the exclusive opportunity to participate in the Ajyal Jury programme (age appropriate) in the upcoming edition of the Institute’s annual celebration of culture and art — the Ajyal Film Festival.