SundanceTV has announced its first-ever SundanceTV Shorts competition in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, following last year’s successful South Africa edition.

The channel’s regional affiliate, beIN, will serve as official partner, and cultural partner Doha Film Institute (DFI) will support the competition by connecting established and aspiring filmmakers with SundanceTV’s competition.

This year’s winning entrant and three runners-up will have their films broadcast on SundanceTV later in the year.

The Jury Prize for the 2020 SundanceTV Shorts Competition will be judged on a number of criteria, including creativity, entertainment value, original storytelling and production values. The winners will be announced in November, and their films will be broadcast on SundanceTV on beIN channel 75 in Mena, later in the year.

The jury will be led by Gronenthal and additional jurors, whose names along with competition prizes will be announced shortly. Submissions to the 2020 SundanceTV Shorts competition will be open until October 18 on this link.

Guidelines for Submissions:

  • Entries can be submitted by the producer or director, who must provide proof of residence in the Mena.
  • Films should be no longer than 15 minutes and must be delivered with English subtitles if English is not the spoken language.
  • SundanceTV Shorts competition is open for all who have a story to share, irrespective of whether the short film has been produced with sophisticated equipment or with a mobile phone.
  • Entries must meet SundanceTV’s official rules and technical requirements, available on the website.

SundanceTV is available exclusively  in the Mena on beIN channel 75.

Source : Gulf Times

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