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Festival Young Animators Award
About Terms & Conditions Submit Now 2016 2015
PLAN B (We were meant to go to the moon but no....), an energetic one-minute animation adventure by Shahin Ben Salah from Nord Anglia International School; Kamalesh Sriram from JSS International School; and Max Makdisi from Greenfield Community School won the Young Animators Award at DIFF on Saturday.

The award was launched this year by the festival and supported by Taaleem, one of the largest education providers in the UAE.

The award was presented ahead of the Children's Gala by Clive Pierrepont, Director of Communications at Taaleem and DIFF's Samr Al Marzouqi.

After an initial call for submissions, students between 10 and 17 years from the UAE were invited to share a video expressing their passion for animation.

18 students were shortlisted to take part in a 4 day workshop conducted by The Animation Chamber, a grassroots animation collective. During the workshop, the participants were introduced to stop-motion animation, and produced 6 videos, out of which a jury selected the final winner.




Operation Peanut


OPERATION PEANUT by Mariam Bashir from Al Mizhar American Academy; Kieran Chubb from Uptown; and Ziad Nasr from Uptown.

Away From Home


AWAY FROM HOME by James Sallah from Raha International School, Abu Dhabi; and Nawal Arjumand from Al Mizhar American Academy.

Plan B


PLAN - B (We Were Meant to Go to the Moon, But No....) by Shahin Ben Salah from Nord Anglia International School; Kamalesh Sriram from JSS International School; and Max Makdisi from Greenfield Community School.

Slither Nauts


SLITHER NAUTS by Amal Al Shamsi from Al Mizhar American Academy; Mila Ben Salah from Nord Anglia International School; and Pranit Thomas from Delhi Private School, Sharjah.


The Surreal Planet


THE SURREAL PLANET by Siddharth Nair from Indian Academy; Natalie Campbell from GEMS Wellington Academy - Dubai Silicon Oasis; and Nisha Kaptizki from Greenfield Community School.

Galactic Lumber Jacks


GALACTIC LUMBER JACKS by Alicia Kunte from Delhi Private School, Sharjah; Nabil Memon from Greenfield Community School; and Dalia Kariem from Uptown.

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