Donia Youssef is a highly regarded professional in the entertainment industry, with over a decade of experience in the field. This year, she is serving as a judge for the Page Turners Award for the third year in a row. Donia's expertise in the industry has earned her a reputation for collaborating effectively with directors, film producers, script doctors, agencies, and writers to bring their projects to life.
As a judge, she evaluates screenplays based on story, characters, and format, seeking scripts to engage the reader from the first page and bring the story to life in their imagination.
Aside from her work in film and television, Donia has also established herself as a successful entrepreneur with Wonder Talent Agency Ltd, a successful acting agency, working in Film and TV and is also the founder of Monster Publishing and Productions, a publishing house dedicated to creating powerful stories of overcoming adversity.
The proceeds from her book series support charitable causes, reflecting Donia's commitment to positively impacting the world. Donia is a true professional and visionary in the entertainment industry.
As a judge for the Writing Award for Children's Books, Donia brings a wealth of experience and a deep passion for children's literature. Her goal is to identify outstanding children's stories that are well-written and contain powerful messages that can inspire, uplift, motivate, and delight young readers.
Children's books play a crucial role in shaping the future, and she is committed to recognizing and celebrating the authors making a positive impact through their writing. In evaluating each submission, she will thoroughly consider elements such as plot, character development, pacing, themes, and more, to ensure that the stories she chooses are imaginative, thought-provoking, and memorable.
Donia is excited to discover new voices in children's literature and to reward the writers whose stories truly stand out.
As for the Screenplay Award, she brings a sharp eye for storytelling, character arcs, and dialogue. Donia is committed to finding entertaining but also thought-provoking and meaningful screenplays.
She evaluates each submission with an eye for pacing, character development, themes, and more, to ensure that the screenplays she chooses are both well-crafted and impactful.
In conclusion, she is confident in her ability to serve as a judge for both the Screenplay Award and the Writing Award for Children's Books. She is eager to evaluate the submissions and reward the writers whose stories truly stand out in their respective categories.
Donia is judging the Screenplay Award and says...
As a judge for the Screenplay Award, I seek well-crafted, impactful screenplays focusing on true-life stories and thought-provoking dramas. I evaluate submissions based on character development, themes, and engagement.
Donia is also judging the Writing Award for Children's Books and says...
I am looking for children's stories that are well-written, imaginative, and thought-provoking and that contain powerful messages that can inspire, uplift, motivate, and delight young readers. I will evaluate each submission, considering elements such as plot, character development, pacing, themes, and more, to identify outstanding stories that will leave a lasting impact on young readers.
Her passion for storytelling and bringing people's dreams to reality, combined with her dedication to making a difference, make her a role model for those working in this field.