|Industry||Visual effects, computer-generated imagery, animation, Web Design|
|Headquarters||Dubai Media City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
Xpanse CGI is an Award-winning animation design visual effects company that was founded in March 2007 by Ashraf Ghori who currently serves as Xpanse's CEO. The studio originated in and operates from Dubai, UAE. Xpanse CGI is best known for creating Levity Xero Error Minus1, the first computer generated science fiction film produced in the UAE.
Xpanse CGI was started in 2007, in Dubai Media City. In addition to their film work, Xpanse also produces commercials, corporate videos and websites.
Xpanse CGI established their use of computer-generated imagery when they started to independently produce Xero Error in 2009. The film had its world premiere at the 3rd Gulf Film Festival, April 2010 in Dubai UAE. It was also featured at the 63rd Festival de Cannes, the 10th edition of Sci-Fi-London and other international film festivals. They were also involved as co-producers of Malal, the first Indo-Emirati film.
Xpanse was featured at the first MEFCC - Middle East Film and Comic Con in April 2012.
- 2010 (April): Levity Xero Error Minus1, The first computer generated Sci-Fi film from the UAE
- 2011 (January): Distinguished Achievement Award for Levity Xero Error Minus1 - Abu Dhabi University
- 2011 (February): Winner, Best Filmmaker of the Year - Digital Studio Awards, Dubai
- 2011 (February): Runner-up, Animation of the Year : Levity Xero Error Minus1 - Digital Studio Awards, Dubai
- 2011 (November): Winner, Best Technology Implementation - SME Advisor Stars of Business Awards
- 2011 (November): Winner, Industry Achievement for Events & Entertainment - SME Advisor Stars of Business Awards
- 2011 (November): Nominee, Business Consultancy of the Year - SME Advisor Stars of Business Awards
- 2012 (February): Nominee, Animation of the Year - Digital Studio Awards, Dubai
- 2012 (February): Nominee, Content Creation of the Year - Digital Studio Awards, Dubai
- 2012 (February): Nominee, Studio of the Year - Digital Studio Awards, Dubai
- 2012 (February): Winner, Best Website Design - Tbreak Developer Awards, Dubai
Xpanse CGI selected filmography
Arabana In association with D-Seven Motion Pictures
Malal In association with D-Seven Motion Pictures
- Ashraf Ghori on IMDb
- Error in Judgement: Dubai Weighs CGI - Hollywood Reporter
- Xero Error on CG Record
- Ashraf Ghori interview on wearethemovies.com
- Future of Arab Cinema - Gulf Film Festival
- UAE film industry is bursting with an array of talent - Gulf News
- Meet the filmmakers behind the Gulf Film Festival - Gulf News
- 10th SCI-FI LONDON Programme
- Malal on IMDb
- Digital Studio Awards 2011 - Winners revealed
- Xero Error on IMDb
- Djinn on IMDb
- Djinn on IMDb