HABTOOR GRAND / DUBAI / UAE

1 day / 4 panels
25 speakers / 16 awards
1 gala awards dinner

14 November 2017

Final deadline for awards nominations extended to October 17, 2017, Tuesday 12 noon (GMT). No further extensions will be provided.

2017 Awards

Categories

All projects or initiatives that are being submitted for the awards should have been completed between November 2016 and November 2017.
Nominations should be submitted online, following the nomination guidelines. The final deadline for submissions is October 17, 2017, Tuesday 12 noon (GMT).


  • Best Short Production of 2017
  • Best Long Production of 2017 (12 minutes and above)
  • Excellence in VFX
  • Best Animated Work of 2017
  • TVC of the Year
  • Studio of the Year
  • Best OTT Production of the Year
Best Short Production of 2017
  • We want to see the best five minutes and below productions undertaken in the MENA region. It could be in the fiction or non-fiction category but it should have been produced and edited by people (local or expatriate) residing in the Arab world.
  • Who should apply: Production Houses/Post Production Houses/Independent Filmmakers/Producers/Broadcasters/OTT players.
  • Submission should include details of the production and why it deserves to win as well as a link to the production itself. A USB or DVD of the film should also be couriered to BroadcastPro Middle East, #208, Bldg 3C, CPI Trade Publishing, Dubai Studio City.
  • This award is for the quality of the content submitted.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
Best Long Production of 2017 (12 minutes and above)
  • We want to see the best 12 minutes and above productions undertaken in the MENA region. It could be a corporate video, a documentary, a travel series, an animation, a 3D production, an episode from a series, a traditional production or a short film but it should have been produced and edited by people (local or expatriate) residing in the Arab world.
  • Who should apply: Production Houses/Post Production Houses/Independent Filmmakers/Producers/Broadcasters.
  • Submission should include details of the production and why it deserves to win as well as a link to the production itself. A USB or DVD of the film should also be couriered to BroadcastPro Middle East, #208, Bldg 3C, CPI Trade Publishing, Dubai Studio City.
  • This award is for the quality of the content submitted.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
Excellence in VFX
  • We are looking for productions that have primarily been created at the editing table for this category. If you have created 3D structures, architectural works or other VFX projects, this category is for you.
  • Who should apply: Production Houses/Post Production Houses/Independent Filmmakers/Producers/Broadcasters/OTT players.
  • Submission should include details of the production and why it deserves to win as well as a link to the production itself. A USB or DVD of the film should also be couriered to BroadcastPro Middle East, #208, Bldg 3C, CPI Trade Publishing, Dubai Studio City.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
Best Animated Work of 2017
  • This category is self-explanatory. All animated works are welcome to participate in this category.
  • Who should apply: Production Houses/Post Production Houses/Independent Filmmakers/Producers/Broadcasters/OTT players.
  • Submission should include details of the animation and why it deserves to win as well as a link to the work itself. A USB or DVD of the film should also be couriered to BroadcastPro Middle East, #208, Bldg 3C, CPI Trade Publishing, Dubai Studio City.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
TVC of the Year
  • If you have created a great TVC, we want to see it.
  • Who should apply: Production Houses/Post Production Houses/Independent Filmmakers/Producers/Broadcasters/OTT players.
  • Submission should include a link to the work itself. A USB or DVD of the film should also be couriered to BroadcastPro Middle East, #208, Bldg 3C, CPI Trade Publishing, Dubai Studio City.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
Studio of the Year
  • If you have recently built a new studio, we want to hear more about how you have kitted it out and what makes it unique enough to merit an award. It could be special fit-outs for different productions or a well-designed studio.
  • Who should apply: Production Houses/Rental Houses/Independent Filmmakers/Producers/Broadcasters/ Private and government entities.
  • Submission should include technical details of the studio and why it deserves to win. Judges always appreciate links to 30-60 second promo videos of the studio and photographs because a picture speaks a thousand words.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
Best OTT Production of the Year
  • With more companies creating content just for the web, we thought it appropriate to introduce this category for the first time this year. We want to see the best productions you have created for the web for MENA viewers. It could be in the fiction or non-fiction category but it should have been produced and edited by people (local or expatriate) residing in the Arab world.
  • Who should apply: Telcos/ Production Houses/Post Production Houses/Independent Filmmakers/Producers/Broadcasters/OTT players.
  • Submission should include details of the production and why it deserves to win as well as a link to the production itself. A USB or DVD of the film should also be couriered to BroadcastPro Middle East, #208, Bldg 3C, CPI Trade Publishing, Dubai Studio City
  • This award is only for productions created or tailored specifically for viewing on OTT platforms.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
  • OTT Trendsetter of the Year
  • Best Digital Strategy of the Year
  • BROADCASTPRO ME 2017 INNOVATIVE PROJECT AWARD
  • Systems Integrator of the Year
OTT Trendsetter of the Year
  • With so many OTT platforms in the market, we are interested in hearing about what OTT platforms are doing to differentiate themselves from the others and how they are leading from the front.
  • Who should apply: OTT players.
  • Submission should include sufficient details about your content or commercial strategy and why you are a trendsetter in the OTT space.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
Best Digital Strategy of the Year
  • If you have undertaken any OTT or online streaming projects, this category is for you.
  • Who should apply: Broadcasters/integrators/app developers in the media space/producers/telcos/end users.
  • Submission should include important technical and user interface details as well as statistics and anything else you can provide to make your nomination stronger.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
BROADCASTPRO ME 2017 INNOVATIVE PROJECT AWARD
  • This award is aimed at acknowledging a specific project that deserves recognition in the market for being unique and taking the industry forward in terms of technology deployment. It needs to be a broadcast-related project but will accommodate traditional as well as new media platforms including Mobile TV, broadband, IPTV, distribution of content across different platforms and so on. The aim is to identify an award-winning project that has had a positive impact on the broadcast industry either within a specific Arab country, regionally or internationally.
  • Who should apply: Broadcast end users/SIs/web/user generated content players/ content aggregators and distributors or even service providers who work in a broadcast capacity or provide similar services to broadcasters/telcos etc.
  • Submission should include complete details/case study of the project or unique initiative and why it is unique in the region.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.
Systems Integrator of the Year
  • This award is only designed to recognise the works of innovative systems integrators who think out-of-the-box and have completed a recent project that is unique in terms of design and deployment. Box shifters need not apply. We will not look at the number of projects undertaken by a systems integrator although this may be considered if the SI is involved in a wide variety of projects that are quite unique from each other. The main consideration, however, will be the design and deployment of an innovative or trendsetting project that requires skill to put together. Please ensure that the contact details of the end user are included to verify any claims if this is a self nomination.
  • Who should apply: Only genuine systems integrators need apply.
  • Submission should include complete details/case study of a project and why the project is unique, the special challenges under which you worked and how you undertook this project for the client.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here.

Special

Satellite Segment


  • MSS Operator of the Year
  • Telecom Strategy of the Year
MSS Operator of the Year
  • Satellites play a crucial role in this day and age. From emergency situations and enabling voice communication between chatty friends, to providing internet access to fibre-lacking areas and giving the gift of education or healthcare to those out in remote locations – and everything in between, we are becoming increasingly dependent on the industry. The benefits afforded are remarkable, and these would not be possible without satellite operators.
  • Looking to note the excellent work done in this field, SatellitePro ME presents this award. Any operator can be nominated provided that they have done something beneficial to the Middle East and Africa.
  • Who should apply: Satellite operators working towards improving the MEA region and/or the lives of the people living there.
  • Submission should include complete details or a case study of what you have done to achieve the above stated goal.
  • To enter your nomination on this category, click here.
Telecom Strategy of the Year
  • Telecom operators and service providers are constantly innovative in their approach to connecting people, with faster mobile data, customised packages and other newer features. With the explosion in mobile data, subscribers want constant connectivity and unbound mobility, whether roaming or at home. The only way this can be achieved is by constantly striving to aiming for higher standards that will benefit the telecommunication industry.
  • Looking to note the excellent work done in this field, SatellitePro ME presents this award. Any telecom operator or service provider can be nominated provided that they have done something beneficial in the Middle East and Africa.
  • Who should apply: Telecom operators or service providers working towards improving the MEA region and/or the lives of the people living there.
  • Submission should include complete details or a case study of what you have done to achieve the above stated goal.
  • To enter your nomination on this category, click here.

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