Daniel Malak, an Architectural Engineering student at ALHOSN University, has been proclaimed the winner of the ‘UAE Through Your Eyes’ short film competition jointly organized by the New York Film Academy – Abu Dhabi, the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi, and the US Consulate in Dubai.
Malak’s work won over 17 other entries of different genres. His short film titled ‘Opportunity Beyond Measures’ depicts career and lifestyle possibilities for youths in the UAE using a clever ‘footprints’ theme. It was lauded by jurors for its original concept, filming quality and culture-crossing approach. The win has earned Malak a USD 3,700 scholarship to a 12-week course on digital filmmaking with the New York Film Academy.
“We are proud of the accomplishment of Daniel Malak. He serves as a model of how one can be richly rewarded for pursuing his passion. As his film shows, the UAE holds many opportunities for youths who are willing to work hard and follow their dreams, just like him. He inspires us to share the same message with our students,” said Prof. Abdul Rahim Sabouni, Vice Chancellor and CEO, ALHOSN University.