Dubai, United Arab Emirates 12 - 14 November 2015

Announcing the Winners

After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

Kudos to SCOPE for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Captain Detective - The Private Investigator will go on to represent Dubai against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Offline by Cinematopia

3rd Place: Best Film of 2015

Agent Who by Ape and Company

Required Elements

  • Character: Salah or Salwa Fahid, Private Investigator
  • Prop: a glass of water
  • Line: "Trust me, I know what I'm doing!" (or "Trust me, I know what I am doing.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Agent Who by Ape and Company

Audience Favorite: Group B

My Best Pill by Halwa poori and one cup chai

Audience Favorite: Group C

Best Directing

Honorable Mention
Tatay by scale grey productions

Best Music

Honorable Mention
Tatay by scale grey productions

Best Actor

Honorable Mentions
Disheveled by The Diversion
The Way We Get By by Dreamshare films

Best Actress

Offline by Cinematopia

Honorable Mentions
The Winner by Second Round
Redemption by Absolutelynoscope

Best Costumes

Where is my glass? by Fixed It In Post

Best Make Up

Where is my glass? by Fixed It In Post

Best Use of Character

Agent Who by Ape and Company

Best Use of Prop

Last Day by Bad Design

Black Ice by SK Films

Best Use of Line

My Best Pill by Halwa poori and one cup chai

Most Original Concept

Where is my glass? by Fixed It In Post

Most Promising Filmmakers

The Winner by Second Round

2015 Film List

  • Agent Who by Ape and Company

    Don't worry, he knows what he's doing...

  • Black Ice by SK Films
  • Captain Detective - The Private Investigator by SCOPE

    Trust him. He knows what he's doing.

  • Disheveled by The Diversion
  • Last Day by Bad Design
  • My Best Pill by Halwa poori and one cup chai

    In a world where everyone relies on pills to change their moods, a person runs out of them

  • Offline by Cinematopia
  • Redemption by Absolutelynoscope
  • Tatay by scale grey productions
  • The Way We Get By by Dreamshare films
  • The Winner by Second Round
  • Where is my glass? by Fixed It In Post

    The Mad Hatter plots an adventure for Alice to test her loyalty.


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