Nominations for the Digital Studio Awards close tomorrow

Nominations for the Digital Studio Awards close tomorrow
Published: 6 February 2019 - 8:50 a.m.
By: Digital Studio Middle East Staff

ONE DAY TO GO: The closing date to submit your nomination for the #DSAwards 2019 is on February 7, 2019. The awards shortlist is expected to be announced by February 20, 2019.

Nominating is again completely free. To submit your nominations, please visit and click on “submit nominations”.

After a short registration process, you can submit your nominations in as many categories as you wish. We would recommend that you read the entry guidelines on the website to ensure that your nomination is as strong as possible and has a better chance with our independent panel of judges.

Each nomination should consist of a 500-word online submission, explaining why your nomination deserves to win. Entry submissions may be accompanied by supporting documentation, such as testimonials, references, project descriptions, photographs, published articles, and video or YouTube links to your work. These should be collated into a single PDF document no larger than 10MB and uploaded online with your nomination. The nomination must also be supported by a single image that will represent your nomination, please note this cannot juts be a company logo. Please note that all nomination should be completed by Thursday 31st of January.

The 15th annual Digital Studio Awards will be held in Dubai on Wednesday 13th March 2019. The awards are a showcase of industry excellence for the TV, film and broadcast production sectors in the Middle East. The great and the best of the industry are brought together at the Digital Studio Awards, with more than 300 senior figures from the region’s studios, broadcasters, pre, production and post-production facilities gathering to celebrate with and congratulate the nominees and winners.

Take advantage of our ‘early bird booking discount’. If you book before the 31st of January you will receive a 10% discount off your booking!

To book your tables please visit the awards website at and click on ‘table bookings’. After a short registration process you are able to select what table and zone you desire, you can then pay for your booking.

We look forward to welcoming all our industry guests at the Al Masa Ballroom at The H Dubai on March 13. Join us in celebrating the industry that makes the Middle East a more animated place to be!


Best Content Capture

Awarded to the company who has created the most impressive content capture in a piece of work produced in or for the Middle East.

Best Live Action Capture

Awarded to the company who has created the most impressive live content capture in or for the Middle East market.

Best Use of Special Effects / Animation

Awarded to the company who has created the most impressive special effects and/or animations in a piece of work produced in or for the Middle East.

Excellence in Post Production

Awarded to the company who has demonstrated best practices in post production in the Middle East – the gruelling work of developing raw content into an expertly crafted work ready for viewing.

Studio of the Year

Awarded to the Middle East situated studio that has demonstrated excellence in output, facilities and innovation throughout the year.

Outstanding Achievement in Workflow

Awarded to the company who has consistently provided excellent workflow solutions to reduce the time spent between content capture to broadcast.

Best Technical Installation Award

Awarded to a specific technical installation that stands out for innovation and technical precision.

Content Delivery Platform of the Year

Awarded to the company that can provide evidence of having provided the most impressive, seamless and advanced content delivery platform to market.

Best Technology Innovation Award

This award recognises a particularly innovative new product or service that has helped to transform the region’s content production sector in the past year.

Broadcast Executive of the Year

This award is given to an individual who has had a significant impact on the broadcast and production sector in the Middle East in the past 12 months, influencing and affecting how their company has succeeded throughout the year.

Original Production of The Year

A new category, this award is given to the most impressive original production in the past 12 months produced and released for Cinema, TV broadcast or OTT platform for the Middle East market. The award recognises an original production that has demonstrated outstanding production values and innovation previously not seen on regional screens.

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