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NEOM-supported Saudi shortlisted for Yugo BAFTA Student Award in gaming category

A Saudi student has become the first to receive a Yugo BAFTA Student Award nomination in Los Angeles for her submission in the gaming category. Rafif Kalantan, who was supported by NEOM to attend the National Film and Television School, had her work reviewed by a panel of 140 BAFTA members, who selected titles to progress to the next round of the program.  The Yugo BAFTA Student Awards is an annual event celebrating the works of young, highly skilled and creative storytellers from around the world.

This year’s Yugo BAFTA Student Awards welcomed 754 submissions from 103 schools across 30 countries, including Argentina, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and the UAE.

“NEOM is thrilled to see Rafif Kalantan’s incredible talent recognized by such a prestigious organization as BAFTA for her excellence in games." Wayne Borg, managing director of Media Industries, Entertainment, and Culture at NEOM

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