Asim is an award-winning screenwriter, and a novelist. Graduated from Vancouver Film School (VFS) in 2011, majoring in writing for Film and TV, he also added MA Writing for Script and Screen from Falmouth University, United Kingdom. He published 8 books by Disney, Dark Horse, IUniverse, 3rd action Comics, Kalemat, Alhudhud, and Culture Trends.
Asim is a column writer at MakkahNewspaper, his articles focus on expanding the culture of cinema and movie critic for local and international movies. Every Wednesday. Chosen as a main speaker in TEDx Riyadh, CYM Forum, MENA Cinema Forum, BroadcastPro Awards, DICM Conference, and others. So as chosen to be a judge and trainer in several competitions, events, and International workshops, such as Sharjah Film Platform, U.S Embassy Riyadh, MENA Cinema Forum.
Asim worked as a Co-producer/Translator for the full documentary film Earth Medicine (2014) and being chosen among 25 international writers to write a comics collection for Disney (Storied Places a comics collection) as the only Middle Eastern writer who wrote for Disney. Asim is considered the only Saudi writer to win the Arab Thought Foundation prize – Kitabi 21 – for his comic book ‘Alaa: The bounty hunter’.
In 2017, 3rd action Comics published their first comic book The Last Exorcist™ in MFCC (Middle-East Film and Comic Con) which was a huge success, created and written by Asim Altokhais. Also, Asim has written and produced the short film titled Meeting With The Devil™ in Vancouver, B.C, Canada, and another short film in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia titled ‘Behind the Bentley glass’, Plus writing several short scripts, feature scripts, and novels.
His scripts and cinematic works are chosen to the finalists in different film festivals and competitions, as he went to win several prizes such as 1st Place in the screenwriters’ Pitch Award, Best Short Film Script at Canadian Feedback Film Festival, and the best short film at Canada Shorts Film Festival where his short Meeting With The Devil™ is screened twice at London City Film Festival and Tuke Cinema Room of the Regents University.
AWARD WINNER, Canada Shorts Film Festival, Canada.
1st Place Award, Screenwriters’ Pitch Awards’ 18.
Best Student Short Film Award at Vancouver Film School, Canada.
KITABI 21 Award, Arab Thought Foundation (Children Literature).
AWARD WINNER, Canadian Feedback Film Festival, Montreal, Canada.
FINALISTS & OFFICIAL SELECTION
The Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stuttgart, Germany.
Underground Indie Film Festival – Horror Cult and Sci-Fi Fantasy, Florida, USA.
International Feedback Film & Screenplay Festival, Europe.
The European Film Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
London City Film Awards, London, United Kingdom.
Saudi Film Festival, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
London International Motion Picture Awards (L.I.M.P.A.), London, United Kingdom
Dumbo Film Festival, New York, the United States.
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