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MDX Studios wins big at the Emirates Short Film Festival 2019


‘Hers Truly’, written and directed by Class of 2018 BA Honours Film alumna Sreelakshmi Sateesh received six nominations and three major wins at the recent Emirates Short Film Festival 2019 where she was accompanied by three of her classmates Walid Kifah, Hiedy Riyan, and Fady Sadek, along with adjunct Film Lecturer Afroz Nawaf.

The film was created as part of her thesis project and has already garnered recognition in over 8 film festivals across the globe.


Best Actress

Best Editing

Best Cinematography

Best Screenplay

Best Production

Best Film


Best Actress

Best Screenplay

Best Film

The Emirates Short Film Festival (ESFF) was founded in 2013 and has been a strong supporter for up and coming filmmakers in the region. The judges consisted of Emirati Filmmakers along with leading industry professionals. Among all of the submissions, about 185 filmmakers were publically screening at VOX Cineplex.

A huge thank you to the ESFF and congratulations to Sreelaskhmi on this incredible achievement.