Ali F. Mostafa

Ali F. Mostafa is one of the pioneering Emirati filmmakers. Growing up in the UAE, Ali pursued his goal in 2003 when he enrolled at the London Film School to obtain an M.A. of practical training in film. Setting up his own production company AFM Films, Ali has worked on short films and TV commercials professionally for over 6 years. Ali's short graduation film 'Under the Sun' has been officially selected and nominated for best Foreign Film in various international festivals across the world. It also won 'Best Emirates Film 2006' In the Annual Emirates Film Competition held in the countries Capital, Abu Dhabi. Ali’s work gained him recognition as ‘Best Emirati Filmmaker’ by the Dubai International Film Festival in 2007. Digital Studio magazine awarded him ‘2010 Young Filmmaker of the Year’ with Ali’s, and the UAE’s biggest achievement in film, his feature debut City of Life.