MADE in MED short film contest calls for entries, deadline 28 March

Ahram Online , Wednesday 26 Feb 2014

Filmmakers can send submissions to the European Union's MADE in MED short film contest, with a chance to attend the 2014 Cannes Film Festival

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Aiming to foster dialogue between the European Union and countries of the South Mediterranean region, the MADE in MED short film contest is an initiative launched by the EU's Euromed Audiovisual III programme.

After the success of its first round last year, the contest is now receiving submissions for its second edition. 

The MADE in MED short film contest is open to filmmakers originally from or living in Egypt, Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Israel.

Eligible films must be between two and ten minutes long and have been produced after November 2010. The dialogue of the films must be in Arabic, English or French; films in any other language must be subtitled in one of the three languages.

Priority is given to works that emphasise the importance of human rights, tackle themes of immigration and integration in an untraditional and innovative manner, highlight the diversity and authenticity of people on both sides of the Mediterranean, underline the importance of dialogue and tolerance and understanding the right to difference as a way to deal with stereotypes, prejudice and the threat of conflict.

An international jury will select three winners who will be invited to attend the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, offering them a chance to promote their work at one of the world's most prestigious cinematic events through the festival's 'Short Film Corner'.

The winning filmmakers will also get to have any work-in-progress inspected and analysed by script experts and project development specialists. 

Members of the public will vote for one runner-up from among ten selected short films that will be posted on the Euromed Audiovisual website in April 2014, and the filmmaker will receive an honorary prize

Read the terms and conditions of participating in the context here, and apply here before 28 March. 

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