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Emirati filmmaker Alwiya A Thani has been awarded gold in the Narrative Short category at the 2014 International Independent Film Awards for her short film, Faith in Love.

The romantic comedy premiered at the 2013 Dubai International Film Festival. It follows the story of two Dubai residents who are unlucky in love and, through a series of events that take place in the film, they are able to restore their faith in love once again.

Alwiya A Thani

“As an Emirati, opting to create a film of this genre and using a multicultural cast to do it was somewhat out of left field, so winning this award is particularly significant,” said Alwiya. “I would love for this to be the catalyst for more Emirati producers to follow suit and expand into this type of film. It would help highlight the vibrant cosmopolitan culture that we have embraced here in the UAE.”

The International Independent Film Awards are dedicated to identifying and celebrating the work of independent filmmakers, screenwriters and artists from around the world and giving them the opportunity to showcase their work to a bigger audience.

Faith in Love has also been selected for screening at a number of international film festivals.

Faith in love Trailer from Alwiya Thani on Vimeo.