55356 18 Jan 2023

The Annual Filmmaker Competition Returns at Paramount Hotel Dubai

Supporting local filmmakers, Season 2 of the ‘We Create Drama’ competition is now open for entries

January 2023, Dubai UAE:  Calling all amateur and professional filmmakers, Paramount Hotel Dubai has announced Season 2 of their annual filmmaking competition, ‘We Create Drama’. Offering a platform for local creatives and filmmakers, the winning team will receive Paramount’s prestigious ‘Film of the Year’ award, as well as the equivalent of AED30,000 in hotel facilities within Paramount Hotels Dubai. Applications close on Tuesday, 28th of February.

This year, participants are required to submit a 3 to 10-minute script following one of Paramount Hotel’s iconic brand pillars: ‘California Cool’ (think Beverly Hills housewives), ‘Sophisticated Mystery’, and ‘Old Hollywood Glam’.

Harboring true Hollywood spirit, 15 of the winning scripts will get the chance to shoot at the movie-inspired locations of Paramount Hotel Dubai, or Paramount Hotel Midtown and will have their film premiered to the public in Paramount Hotel Dubai’s luxe screening room during a two-day film festival. While one team will win the cash prize, other awards will be up for grabs such as Director of the Year, Actor of the Year, Actress of the Year, DOP of the Year, and Writer of the Year. With influential industry professionals in attendance, the best films will also be screened at the closing gala, followed by an exciting awards ceremony.

Spearheading the competition, Paramount’s Creative Director, Nicolas Naim says: “We are extremely excited to be hosting the second Filmmakers Competition at the hotel. At Paramount, we are truly passionate about supporting the film industry and have become a creative hub for film professionals around the city and the world. We are so proud of the amazing local talent that came out of last year’s run and cannot wait to see the films this year will bring us!”

A link to last year’s winners and short-listed films:

Competition Terms and Conditions:

  • Scripts must strictly be in standard screenplay format, with a tagline and synopsis. The filming must take place entirely at the Paramount Hotel Dubai and respect Dubai’s laws and restrictions.
  • The best 15 scripts will get a chance to shoot at the Paramount Hotel Dubai or the Paramount Hotel Midtown. Applicants must be available to shoot in Dubai during the month of April 2023.  Paramount Hotel will provide the filming location and catering for up to 5 people per crew.  
  • To enter the competition, participants have to submit the scripts to Marketing@paramounthotelsdubai.comwith a full scene list using locations from Paramount Hotel Dubai and Paramount Hotel Midtown. The deadline for submissions is February 28th, 2023. 
  • Each team should comprise five members, although the team can have more people; Only five members per team will be recognized. 



About Paramount Hotel Dubai 

The stage is set, and the red carpet is rolled out to revel in elegance and indulgence at the Paramount Hotel Dubai, in true Hollywood style. Conceptualized and created by the creatives, for the creatives, the hotel has 823 rooms and themed suites, all influenced by the studio’s talent for sophisticated design and creative entertainment. The many dining concepts cater to every taste, in the spirit of California’s eclectic cuisine and cool dining scene. Our supporting cast awaits you: come and be a star. 


Location: Paramount Hotel Dubai, Business Bay, Dubai, UAE 
Phone Number:+971 4 246 6641 
For Reservations: or +971 4 246 6777.