youth initiatives

In twofour54, we have an objective to inspire the next generation of creative leaders by developing youth-focused initiatives that spark interest in the media sector.

We have many initiatives in place to create a prosperous and sustainable industry, but preparing local young talent to build a brighter future in the sector is our top priority. The work we do with youth is changing perceptions of the industry by showing the wide range of opportunities that exist within the media.

twofour54 also offers internships, which provide aspiring media talents with the opportunity to work with, and learn from, our wide range of partner companies.

We’ve been building diverse audiences in twofour54 for 10 years, to make sure we have one of the largest online youth communities in the region.

We can support you all the way or at key stages throughout your development to help you reach your creative goals.

State-of-the-art facilities at #thelab

creative lab

Turn your interest in media into a career at our creative lab, where you can collaborate with our community members, and see your project or idea come to life. Reach your potential at our state-of-the-art facilities; #thelab includes a sound lab, ideas lab, edit lab, a gaming area, a stage, and multiple workstations.

Join our online community and engage with more than 13,500 members.

media workshops

A workshop delivered for our creative lab community at #thelab

Take advantage of career defining experiences, with more than 100 free workshops a year available to our creative lab community, including filmmaking, photography, digital marketing and more.

academic outreach

We work with universities and schools across Abu Dhabi to meet students, showcase our talent and case studies, and encourage young people to join our community and explore media as a career path.
We also welcome visiting schools and universities to tour our campus and facilities – so if you’re a student, ask your teachers to arrange a visit!

internships

If you are interested in media, our internships give you a way into the industry, regardless of your academic background.

From budgeting for productions to approving scripts, we have something for everyone!

At twofour54, we are here to help you discover your career path – whether you are a school or university student, or fresh graduate. You will have exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the media industry under the guidance of professionals in our departments or some of the world’s leading companies in the industry.

Some of our interns have launched careers in the media industry, such as Lamees Al Makkawi who studied Film and New Media at NYUAD before joining twofour54 in 2018, and Mariam Al Mheiri who studied Animation at HCT and joined one of our partners Lamsa World in 2017.

Find out more about our internships by visiting internships.twofour54.com

twofour54 former intern Lamees Al Makkawi

on-set production experiences

Six interns were involved in producing Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Abu Dhabi

Ever wondered what it’s like to work on a film or TV set? We offer the rare opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with directors, producers, or even set designers as an intern on Hollywood, Bollywood and Arabic productions.
Our community members have handled props on Star Wars, experimented with makeup and visual effects on Saaho, and recorded sound on O3 Productions’ Al Asoof.

Email creativelab@twofour54.com to apply.

Our summer camper Haya Chbaita (10 yrs.) at CNN offices during twofour54’s Summer Camp – season 3 – 2018

Summer Camp

If your kids are aged between 9 and 12, introduce them to creative media and entertainment experiences with our unforgettable two-week Summer Camp program.

Delivered by twofour54 partner companies, it gives them a real insight into all forms of media such as TV and filmmaking, animation, screenwriting, radio and more.

Find out more about our Summer Camp through twofour54.com/summercamp

community partnership

Collaboration is key at twofour54, and we’re proud to work with prestigious partners including The Crown Prince Court, The National Media Council, Zayed University and Arab Youth Center on media-related projects that help the youth of our nation grow and excel in the industry. For example, we have worked closely with talented Emirati apprentices from UAE Media Apprenticeship Programme 2018 through offering media training workshops and engaging them in different industry opportunities.

Email creativelab@twofour54.com to ask about partnership opportunities.

Our CEO H.E. Maryam Al Mheiri handing over “twofour54 Emerging Filmmaker” award at Zayed University Middle East Film Festival to the winner Shaima Al Mazrouei– 2018

freelancing

Join our pool of over 500 talented freelancers and get the chance to work on exciting projects with our partner companies or local government entities.

Email freelancewithus@twofour54.com for details.

entrepreneurship

Start your own company at twofour54 like many other creative lab members have: Fadel Al Meheiri founded Tent Pictures Productions, and Yasir Al Yasiri co-founded Starship Entertainment.

Email BusinessDevelopment@twofour54.com to find out how.

Fadel Al Mheiri – Founder, Tent Pictures Productions

Yasir Al-Yasiri – Co-founder, Starship Entertainment

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