Dubai: ZEN Film Productions, a leading independent film production company in Dubai, has announced the launch of the region’s first-ever Youth Vlog Awards to celebrate young people’s astonishing creativity in creating online video content, and the ability to inspire their audience with visual digital storytelling. The announcement was made by its CEO and Founder, Zenofer Fathima, at an exclusive event held recently at Marriott Hotel in Al Jaddaf, Dubai.
“Every day I have the honour of discovering young people making a name in social media networks just by creatively visualizing their point of views. I believe that it’s about time we acknowledge and celebrate these vloggers and support them every step of the way. We all know that young people thrive when they are given the opportunity to shine and I, along with my team at ZEN Film Productions, conceptualized The Youth Vlog Awards to put the spotlight on these amazing digital talents and hopefully inspire their peers to believe in and pursue their dreams,” Zenofer commented.
Zenofer also said that the Youth Vlog Awards is being organized to pay homage to the Year of Tolerance, bringing together many digital personalities from different walks of life. “The UAE has always celebrated diversity as a way of life so, with this undertaking, we also hope to extol and promote an all-encompassing tolerant culture,” she said.
All vlog submissions will be posted on the official Youth Vlog Awards YouTube channel. Entries will be judged from artistic merit and overall impact, as well as on the basis of creativity and originality. The Youth Vlog Awards jury is composed of social media experts and other high-profile personalities from the creative industry and the business community, among them popular Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood.