Around 40 students from the College of Communication and Media Sciences from Dubai have volunteered to take part in the seventh edition of the "Dubai International Film Festival" which was held for a week from the Sunday the 12th December and ended yesterday Sunday the 19th of December.
"The students were divided into two groups: the first group was in charge of organizing the event, selling tickets at box offices, greeting guests, supporting visitors with directions as well as conduct interviews at the red carpet with important public figures and guests. The second group was in charge of interviewing visitors, interviewing local and international celebrities, interviewing producers and movie makers and then go through the process of editing and uploading the videos on the official YouTube channel under certain time restrains," said Noora Bawazir, the team leader of the YouTube project.
"The YouTube and DIFF collaboration has been an excellent opportunity for our College's students to experience fast-paced interviewing and writing on strict deadline in a high-profile real-world setting. It also provided our students with an international venue to air their produced work. We hope to continue with our relationship with DIFF through the YouTube project. We will also continue to seek quality learning experiences in other Dubai/Abu Dhabi based future events," said Dr. Marilyn Roberts, Dean of the College of Communication and Media Sciences.
Zayed University’s students; Alia Bujsaim , Meera Al Siri, Shamma Yousef and Hamda Obaid have expressed how greatly they benefited from this experience, especially because they the students have been deeply involved in an internationally well-known festival. The festival has allowed them to be exposed on several media platforms which enhances their portfolios.