Qabila TV launches short film festival to cultivate young talent

Ahram Online, Monday 19 Nov 2012

An Egyptian, independent media venture opens call for submissions until 21 December for short film festival and prizes


The independent media project, Qabila TV's inaugural short film festival is accepting submissions until 21 December.

Qabila is an independent media venture established by a group of Egyptian youth in 2010. This year, it is launching a short film competition to showcase and encourage talented filmmakers from Egypt, the Arab region, and beyond.

Aspiring filmmakers can now submit their films for the festival until 21 December. The festival is open to submissions from around the world, provided that the film be created after 1 January, 2011, and have a duration of 1 - 15 minutes long.

The jury is made up of young, yet established directors, screenwriters and authors from the Arab world, including Amr Salama, Muhammad Bayazid and Sandra Nashaat.

Awards will range from LE20,000 ($3,280) for best movie to LE5,000 ($820) for best screenwriter.

More info here.

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