N.B. The information below is provided directly by the
organizers of events, festivals, audio-visual organizations or independent
film projects. The Royal Film Commission - Jordan
(RFC) cannot be held accountable for it.
In this bulletin:
for submissions: The 11th Jordanian Short Film Competition as part of
the 23rd Franco-Arab Film Festival
- Call for submissions: MUHR Awards at
the 14th Dubai International Film Festival
- Call for entries: Talents Beirut 2017
- Call for registration: The 5th Edition
of the Europe - Orient "Documentary Film Festival" in Tangier
- Call for entries: The 11th Arabic
and Mediterranean Film Festival of Catalonia
- Call for entries: The 21st Annual
Arab Film Festival - San Francisco & Los Angeles
- Call for submissions: The International
Film Festival for Environment, Health and Culture
- Call for submissions: The 24th
Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival
- Call for submissions: Karlsruhe Science
Film Days 2017
. Call for submissions: The 11th Jordanian Short Film
Competition as part of the 23rd Franco-Arab Film Festival
The Institut Français in
Jordan, in partnership with the Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC), is
organizing the 23rd edition of the Franco-Arab Film Festival, which
will be held in Amman from the 5th until the 12th of July, 2017.
The Franco-Arab Film Festival
is calling for Jordanian short films (documentary and narrative) to compete.
Winners will be announced during the closing reception.
If your short film matches the
criteria below, please submit your film at the latest by Thursday 1st of
The Royal Film Commission -
Jordan, 1st Circle, Jabal Amman 5 Omar Bin Al Khattab Street (off Rainbow
Attention: Marian Nakho
Subject: Jordanian Short Film
From Sunday to Thursday (9:00
AM – 4:30 PM).
Tel: 06 4642 266/
Royal Film Commission – Jordan
P.O. Box 811 991 Amman 11181 Jordan
Attention: Marian Nakho
Subject: Jordanian Short Film Competition
- The competition is open to
filmmakers residing in Jordan or abroad. Either the director or the producer
should be Jordanian.
- The film must be mostly shot
- The film should not exceed
- The film has to have been
produced in 2016 or 2017.
- Each director can submit one
- Only short narratives and
documentaries can be submitted. Animated films or experimental films will not
- The film must be subtitled
in English or French, if it is in Arabic; or subtitled in Arabic, if it is in
English or French.
- The director or producer
should provide 2 DVD or Blu-ray copies of the film (which will not be
returned) to the aforementioned address. Sending the film electronically by
link is not acceptable.
The director or producer
should provide the following:
1. An application form in
Arabic or in English which can be found on the RFC’s website: www.film.jo
- The application form should
be typed (not in handwriting).
- A printed hard copy of the
application form along with the film copies must submitted, in addition to
sending the application form by email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The application form should
cover technical details regarding the film, synopsis (40 – 100 words) and the
2. A soft copy of the film
poster or still photo should be sent to the following address: email@example.com
Note: A committee will select
among the submitted films those entitled to compete.
There will be four valuable
prizes: Two prizes based on the selection of the jury; and two prizes based
on the audience vote for the documentary and fiction categories.
The two Jury prizes for the
best narrative and best documentary will be invited by the French edition of
the Franco Arab Film Festival in Noisy-Le-Sec (in the close suburbs of Paris)
to present their films. The full stay in France will be covered (return
flight ticket; accommodation and local transportation).
The four winning films will
receive a trophy created by Jordanian sculptor Hazem Al Zubi.
In addition, the RFC will
offer a one-year subscription at the Film House’s Library to the four
Last date for submissions is
on Thursday 1st of June, 2017.
For further information,
Marian Nakho at the Royal Film
Commission - Jordan at the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call: 06 4642266/
2. Call for submissions: MUHR Awards at the 14th Dubai
International Film Festival
Muhr Awards submissions for the 14th edition of the Dubai
International Film Festival (DIFF), running from 6 until 13 December 2017,
are now open.
In 2006, DIFF launched the Muhr competition for short and feature films
originating from the United Arab Emirates and Arab world. The prestigious
competition is heavily contested and has emerged as a definitive platform for
Arab film, nurturing and rewarding filmmaking excellence in the Arab world.
The competition has helped raise profiles of award recipients on the
international stage and drawing attention to cinema from the region. The
competition is adjudicated by prestigious international juries.
MUHR FEATURE AWARDS
- Best Muhr Fiction Feature - AED 200,000. The cash prize will be awarded to
the director of the winning film
- Best Muhr non-Fiction Feature - AED 100,000. The cash prize will be awarded
to the director(s) of the winning film
Special Jury Prize Muhr Feature (Fiction or Non- Fiction) - AED 50,000. The
prize will be awarded to the director(s) of the winning film
- Best Director - AED 20,000
- Best Actor - AED 10,000
- Best Actress - AED 10,000
MUHR SHORT AWARDS
- Best Muhr Short – AED 50,000. The cash prize will be awarded to the
director(s) of the winning film, and the winner will automatically qualify
for consideration for the 2018 “©Oscar” Awards of the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences.
- Special Jury Prize: Muhr Short - AED 25,000. The cash prize will be awarded
to the director(s) of the winning film.
MUHR GULF SHORT AWARDS
- Best Muhr Gulf Short - AED 50,000. The cash prize will be awarded to the
director(s) of the winning film.
- Special Jury Prize: Muhr Gulf Short - AED 25,000. The cash prize will be
awarded to the director(s) of the winning film.
MUHR EMIRATI AWARDS
- Best Muhr Emirati Short – AED 50,000 The cash prize will be awarded to the
director(s) of the winning film.
- Best Emirati Director – AED 20,000
ELIGIBILITY FOR PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD:
- All feature films selected in DIFF Official Program, with
the exception of Cinema for Children and feature films which are out of our
General Eligibility rules.
DIFF’s out of competition sections; Cinema of the World, Arabian Nights,
Cinema for Children and DIFFerent Reality are curated by DIFF’s programmers
and therefore not open for submissions.
- In order to be eligible for the Official Programme, your film must have
been completed after September 1, 2016.
- The festival requires that all short and feature films are not be
commercially exhibited or released on any media platform (or window) in any
country in the Arab World prior to hosting the MENA (Middle East & North
Africa) Premiere. Exceptions maybe applied on a case-by-case basis.
- Films must not have been entirely or partially broadcast and/or made available
on any television, the internet, mobile phones and/or any other public
viewing platform worldwide until after the 14th edition of DIFF closes on
13th December, 2017.
- Films that have been submitted to earlier editions of DIFF will not be
considered unless substantial changes have been made since the initial
ELIGIBILITY – MUHR FEATURE AND SHORT AWARDS
- Films must be directed by a filmmaker of Arab nationality
- The subject and storyline of the films should be centered on the Arab
World, its history and/or culture.
- Feature films: Films must be a work of fiction that equals or exceeds 60
minutes in duration or non-fiction that equals or exceeds 52 minutes in
- Short films: Films can be a work of fiction that does not exceed 59 minutes
in duration, or non-fiction that does not exceed 51 minutes in duration.
ELIGIBILITY – MUHR GULF SHORT AWARDS
- Films must be directed by a filmmaker of Gulf nationality
- Films can be a work of fiction that does not exceed 59 minutes in duration,
or non-fiction that does not exceed 51 minutes in duration. There are no
specific guidelines on the subject and storyline of the films.
ELIGIBILITY – MUHR EMIRATI AWARDS
Films must be directed by an Emirati filmmaker.
Deadline: Entries of online submission forms in English and/or Arabic and
film viewing copies (to be included as a link on the submission form) must be
completed and submitted by 31st August, 2017.
For further infomration, please visit the website: https://dubaifilmfest.com/en/page/93/about_muhr_awards.html
3. Call for entries: Talents Beirut 2017
Talents Beirut is a project that aims to support film talents
from the Arab World, allowing them to reflect on their own works by
connecting with other emerging and confirmed talents, and by discovering new
ways to approach the art of film making, whether from technical or
theoretical point of views.
It is a branch of the Berlinale Talents (formally known as the Berlinale
Talent Campus) which invites every year more than 300 talents from the four
corners of the globe during the Berlin International Film Festival to meet
film experts and discuss film-related matters, such as
production distribution and filmmaking at large.
Your application for Talents Beirut 2017 will only be processed if you meet
the following requirements:
1. You have submitted a complete application, including a sample of work.
Please note that the application is individual and team applications cannot
be accepted. You must have obtained the consent of the other copyright owners
for the use of the work sample submitted.
2. You work in one of these areas: cinematography, editing, sound
3. You have directly contributed to at least one short film with a credit as
cinematographer, editor or sound designer/score composer, this film was
screened at a recognized film festival, OR you have worked on this film with
afore-mentioned credit as a student at a film school or in a film programme.
4. You must be a citizen of one of the following Arab countries: Jordan,
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman,
Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates
and Yemen. You must be residing in one of these countries and be at least 18
years of age by September 2017.
5. Participants must be fluent in English and Arabic. French is a plus.
The deadline for entries is on 8 May 2017.
For further information, please visit the website: http://talents-beirut.wixsite.com/talents-beirut/copy-of-2017-edition
4. Call for registration: The 5th Edition of the “Europe
- Orient Documentary Film Festival" in Tangier
Association for Media Studies and Documentary Films organizes the 5th edition
of “Europe–Orient Documentary Film Festival” from 19th until 23rd of
September 2017 in Tangier – Morocco.
On this occasion, the association’s committee is calling for directors from
Europe, Morocco and the Orient to send their documentary films which should
revolve around the Europe-Orient themes in the form of an electronic Vimeo or
More importantly, the documentary films must be of high quality and accompanied
by the following items։
- Arabic, French and English subtitles
- A poster of the documentary film
- Concise English and Arabic synopses of the film (four lines)
- A picture of the director
- A permit from the film’s production company that allows the film to be
screened in the festival’s official competition
As for the participants whose films will be selected to compete for obtaining
the festival’s awards, the association is going to be in charge of their
airline tickets, national trips and accommodation during the festival.
The deadline for receiving films is on 19th June 2017.
For further information, please visit the festival's website: www.fdeotanger.com , or write to: email@example.com
5. Call for entries: The 11th Arabic and Mediterranean Film
Festival of Catalonia
Eleven years trying to fill a vacuum in the Catalan cultural
scene by giving voice to Arab and Mediterranean cinema in Catalonia. The
Arabic and Mediterranean Film Festival of Catalonia, that will take place
from 7th until 12th November 2017, is convinced that cinema can, among other
things, help us understand the world we live in, and also encourage a
critical spirit. This critical thinking that is so necessary to advance
in a complex world full of challenges.
The festival will feature a guest country, by opening the doors to the cinema of Iraq. In
the Mostra of 2017, therefore, a special place will be given to films from
1- Movies or documentary movies from 60 minutes, directed by directors from
countries within the last three years (unlimited for films
from guest country)
2- Send a download link or DVD copy by 4th
June 2017. The film must be subtitled in
French, English or Spanish.
3- The film festival will only contact the people in charge of the selected
films. The copies received will not be returned.
4- If the movie is selected the following deliverables must be
sent by the 15th of July, 2017:
- Biography and filmography of the director
- Photography of the director and of the film in JPG 300dpi format
- Poster of the film in JPG 300dpi format
- List of the dialogues in time code (in English, French or Spanish)
5- The movies will be projected in original version, subtitled in Catalan or
Castellano. The festival will be providing subtitling for the selected
6- The Festival will be solely responsible for costs incurred for
transporting the selected
movies during and in place of the exhibition and their return to the
the festival is over on a previously agreed protocol.
Promotion and circulation of the selected films
7- The owners of the film’s rights authorizes the film festival to use images
minutes) of their film as to promote and advertise the festival through a
8- A maximum of 2 screenings will be scheduled for each selected film.
For more information on the
Arabic and Mediterranean Film Festival of Catalonia, please
C. Arenys, 41- 08035 Barcelona
Phone: 00 34 93 3010171-
To apply and for further infomration, please visit: https://mostracinearab.wordpress.com/entry-form/
6. Call for entries: The 21st Annual Arab Film Festival - San
Francisco & Los Angeles
The Arab Film
Festival (AFF) is now accepting submissions to its 21st edition. The festival
will take place in October 2017 (San
Francisco from 13 until 22 October 2017/ Los Angeles from 26 until 29 2017).
AFF annually showcases works by independent filmmakers that provide insight
into the beauty, complexity and diversity of the Arab world alongside
realistic perspectives on Arab culture, art, history and politics. This year,
the festival is particularly interested in animation, children’s programming
and films that reflect contemporary political realities from a universal
Rules and regulations:
- Films must have been produced between January 1, 2014 – June 1, 2017.
- Exhibition formats for accepted films must be in DCP format with a frame
rate of 24fps at high resolution .264 or Blu-Ray Discs.
- All non-English language films must have legible English language
subtitles. Exceptions are made for entries with little or no dialogue.
- The film must not be available on the internet or have been broadcast
nationally on cable or satellite television prior to the festival screening,
with the exception of the music video category.
- Accepted films must arrive with shipping and customs duties or taxes
- You may submit through FilmFreeway or submit a completed paper submission
Submissions via mail should be sent to:
Arab Film Festival
3739 Balboa Street #125
San Francisco, CA 94121 USA
Each official selection will require the following:
A password protected
preview of the film sent to us through a Vimeo link
Completed online entry
Two stills from the
film (color preferred, B&W accepted). Digital stills and press kits
are preferred. Stills must be hi-res, at least 600 dpi contain an
actual shot from the film
One photo of the
director, must be 600 dpi
Full cast/crew list
Film synopsis – 120
word logline / synopsis of the film and a 20 word logline / synopsis of film.
Short films are only required to provide the 20 word logline
Payment – if not paid
through Filmfreeway, a check should be mailed to the
You may email all
materials to firstname.lastname@example.org or
upload them to Filmfreeway. Be sure to activate your
press kit on Filmfreeway
The Arab Film Awards will celebrate filmmakers whose original works is
distinguished in their category. A pre-screening committee will select four
finalists in each category after viewing all selected to be part of the
competition. A five-member jury made up of important members of the film and
academic communities will select the outstanding films and bestow the award
of Recognition to directors in the following categories:
- Best Narrative
- Best Documentary
- Best Short Film
- Innovator Award
- Audience Award
Deadline: 31 May, 2017
Features submission fee: $10
Shorts submission fee: $10
Late Submission Deadline: 15 June, 2017
Late features Submission fee: $40
Late shorts submission fee: $25
For further infomration, please visit the website: http://www.arabfilmfestival.org/submit/
7. Call for submissions: The International Film Festival for
Environment, Health and Culture
The International Film Festival for Environment, Health, and
Culture will take place from 22nd of May until 7th of June 2017 in Jakarta.
was established to participate in making a cleaner and better environment,
raise quality of life, and maintain intercultural relationship for better
acceptance and deeper understanding of people and diversity in life. The
festival's main mission is to promote films pertaining to environment,
health, and culture issues, carrying strong methods of storytelling, produced
with excellent technique and crafted with passion and love for humanity.
The festival receives submissions from all over the world. It accepts feature
and short film, and documentary (any length).
The festival appreciates all the hard work every department contributes to
make a film. With all-in-one package, juries of the festival will value
various performances such as directing, cinematography, editing, performance,
story, acting, sound, production design, costume design, music, etc. The
festival will give separate awards, if they got selected.
Participating in the global community events, celebrating the World Health
Day (7 April), World Lupus Day (10 May), World Cultural Day (21 May), and
World Environment Day (5 June), the festival will conduct its Awards Ceremony
in June 2017.
The deadline for submissions is on 20 April 2017.
For further infomration on rules and regulations, please visit: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/InternationalFilmFestivalforEnvironmentHealthandCulture
8. Call for submissions: The 24th Barcelona International
Environmental Film Festival
The 24th Edition of Barcelona International Environmental Film
Festival (FICMA) will take place from the 2nd until the 9th of November 2017
in Barcelona. It is a festival that generates a positive social change using
cinema and all the artistic expressions.
Barcelona presents the latest film productions performed worldwide with
environmental issues and helps to promote and support this kind of cinema,
filmmakers and artists creating a meeting point for all these professionals.
The festival is open to any natural or legal person, of any age, who has
productions completed after January 1st, 2016. If anyone wants to submit a
work completed before the aforementioned date, it can only be submitted to
the International Focus section. If the film is a worldwide premiere or has
not yet been released in Spain, it can also be submitted to the Premiere
The subject of the films or videos must be around the environment. This
includes all natural, social, cultural and human rights values that influence
life on our planet at a given moment and place. That is, not only the space
where we find life but the living beings, objects, water, earth, air and the
relations between them, as well as such intangible elements as culture, that
take place in that space.
The categories and sections included are:
a) OFFICIAL SECTION
(Productions completed after 1st of Januar, 2017)
• DOCUMENTARY (more than 60 minutes)
• DOCUMENTARY SHORT (less than 60 minutes)
• SHORT FILMS FICTION (animation included)
b) PREMIERE Worldwide premiere, European premiere, Spanish premiere or
Catalonia premiere (Documentary, feature film, short film and animation)
The year of production of this films can be before than 2016
This non-competitive section is open to documentaries and fictions on current
issues and/or of general interest. Any documentary, regardless of its
production date, may be entered in this section. Documentaries entered in the
official section in competition may also be entered in this section by ticking
the corresponding box on the entry form.
d) PETIT FICMA AND EVERY CLASSROOM A CINEMA
This section is focused for children and schools. After the festival, the
films of this section (documentaries and short films no longer than 15
minutes) will be screened at schools.
The deadline for submissions is on 16 June 2017.
For further information, please visit: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/FICMABarcelonaInternationalEnvironmentalFilmFestival
9. Call for submissions: Karlsruhe Science Film Days 2017
The second "Karlsruhe Science Film Days", upported
by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Karlsruher Universitätsgesellschaft, is
calling for documentaries, animations, mockumentaries, societal criticism or
new formats such as 360° videos: All formats are welcome.
The ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies at the Karlsruhe Institute
of Technology (KIT) and the Wissenschaftsbüro of the Stadtmarketing Karlsruhe
GmbH invite filmmakers and scientists from all over the world to submit their
films on scientific topics. The best film contribution wins the "KIT
Science Film Award", which is endowed with a monetary prize of 5,000
Ceremony will take place, as part of the "Science Festival EFFEKTE",
on July the 2nd in Karlsruhe’ Palace Garden, Germany. The finalists will be
screened at the KIT University Campus South on June 29th and 30th. The jury
consists of representatives and experts from the film industry, art scene and
SCIENCE FILM – Documentary
Documentary short films should not exceed a duration of 50 minutes,
documentary feature films should have a duration between 51 to 120 minutes.
The topic can be freely chosen, but it must have a clear connection to
SCIENCE FILM – Essay Film
"Essay films" are supposed to be those works with social-critical
approach and cinematic depth, which offer a different point of view on the
interaction between science and society.
SCIENCE FILM – Animation
Animation and Essay films may have a duration under 15 minutes, but any
length is also accepted.
The topic can be freely chosen, but it must have a clear connection to
SCIENCE FILM – Mockumentary
The topic of your Mockumentary can be freely chosen, but it must have a clear
connection to science.
SCIENCE FILM – Feature
Feature films should have a duration between 51 to 120 minutes.
The topic can be freely chosen, but it must have a clear connection to
SCIENCE FILM – Web Video
Web videos are highly welcome. The topic can be freely chosen, but it must
have a clear connection to science.
SCIENCE FILM – 360º
Emergent film formats such as 360 ° video productions are also highly
welcome. The topic can be freely chosen, but it must have a clear connection
Deadline for submissions is on 15 May 15 2017.
To submit your
film and for further infomration, please visit: http://karlsruhe-science-film-days.de/en/index.html
questions, please contact: Jesús Muñoz Morcillo & Klemens Czurda, T. 0049
721 608 48933, email@example.com
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