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2019 Jury and Awards
Since its inception, Imagine Science Abu Dhabi has included a full competition with awards given in four categories:

Scientific Merit Award: Given to the film that best portrays science in a narrative context.
WINNER: SEOUL CITY MACHINE by Liam Young

Scientist Award: Given to the film that best portrays scientists and the scientific process.
WINNER: THE PREDICTION MACHINE by Marleine van der Werf

Visual Science Award: Given to the film that best depicts science in a visually­ engaging manner.
WINNER: BECOMING by Jan van IJken

The People's Choice Award: Chosen by you, the audience.
WINNER: FROM A TO BEE by Maryam Moustafa
Meet the Jury
Mohamad Eid
Author and Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
NYU Abu Dhabi
Mohamad Eid holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at New York University - Abu Dhabi. He is the co-author of the book: "Haptics Technologies: Bringing Touch to Multimedia", the technical chair of HAVE symposium for several years. He is the recipient of several best paper award such as ICBAE 2016, DS-RT 2008 and the prestigious ACM Multimedia 2009 Grand Challenge Most Entertaining Award. With more than 90 publications, his academic interests include affective haptics, haptic modeling and tactile stimulation interfaces, and Tele-haptics.
Lana Shamma
Senior Manager, Public Programmes
Art Jameel
Lana's focus is on the development of programmes and partnerships that engage a broad public, often outside of the gallery setting, including Art Jameel Commissions. Previously, Lana worked in management and outreach at Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing and the Doha Tribeca Film Festival. With a Masters in Public Diplomacy, her Fulbright Grant led her to research film partnerships between Jordan and the USA.
Alia Yunis
Filmmaker and Author
Alia Yunis, filmmaker/writer, has worked on projects on five continents, and has just completed The Golden Harvest, a feature documentary about a 6,000-year old love story.
Alia spent many years in Los Angeles as a screenwriter and script analyst for companies such as Village Roadshow Pictures and Miramax. Alia is a PEN Emerging Voices Fellow, has been a top ten finalist Zoetrope Screenwriting Awards and the recipient of a comedy-writing award from Warner Bros. Her novel, The Night Counter (Random House 2010), was critically-acclaimed by the Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, and several other publications. Her writings have appeared in numerous books, magazines and anthologies.
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