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International Short Film Competition for Students from FILM-ED Festival 2019

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2019/09/01
International Short Film Competition for Students from FILM-ED Festival 2019

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Film Freeway invites students to participate in FILM-ED. It is an International Short Film Festival focused on showcasing the best student films from across the world. The festival aims to contribute to the continued development of filmmakers by providing a platform for them to share their stories to a wide audience on an international stage, and invaluable feedback on their work from leading industry figures from the Middle Eastern Region.

Rules & Terms:

  1. FILM-ED is open ONLY to student productions - this includes films made within the course of an accredited College/University course, Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent), a Master's Degree (or equivalent), or a continuing education program.
  2. They only accept films that are 30 minutes or less in total duration (including opening and closing credits).
  3. All submitted films with dialogue other than English must be subtitled in English.
  4. They have no premiere restrictions.
  5. Applicant is free to submit the same film to different editions of the festival, but only once to each edition.
  6. All submitted films much have been produced a maximum of three years prior to the year of the festival edition.
  7. FILM-ED reserves the right to reject submissions without a refund of the submission fee if they do not meet the above criteria.
  8. Selected films must be submitted as high-quality ProRes (MOV / MP4) files.

Awards and Prizes:

Upon selection, participating films will compete for a variety of awards in different categories, which are:

Quarterly Awards:

  1. Film Competition:
    • Best Sci-Fi Short*
    • Best Horror Short*
    • Best Noir Short*
    • Best Drama Short*
    • Best Comedy Short*
    • Best Fantasy Short*
    • Best Documentary
    • Best Animated Short
    • Best Actor
    • Best Actress
    • Best Director
    • Best Screenplay
    • Best Cinematography
    • Best Editing
    • Best Art & Wardrobe
    • Jury Special Mention
  2. Screenplay Competition: 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place.

* Genre awards are dependent upon submissions.

Winners in these categories are then eligible to compete for the annual awards as follows:

Annual Awards:

  1. Film Competition:
    • Grand Prize (Golden Penguin)
    • Audience Award
    • Best Sci-Fi Short*
    • Best Horror Short*
    • Best Noir Short*
    • Best Drama Short*
    • Best Comedy Short*
    • Best Fantasy Short*
    • Best Documentary
    • Best Actor
    • Best Actress
    • Best Director
    • Best Screenplay
    • Best Cinematography
    • Best Editing
    • Best Art & Wardrobe
    • Jury Special Mention
  2. Screenplay Competition: 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place.

* Genre awards are dependent upon submissions.

About FILM-ED:

FILM-ED is a quarterly festival, with Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter editions. It is based in Dubai, UAE and is proud to be in partnership with SAE Institute Dubai and Cinema Akil.

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Eligibility

Nationality
United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Gender
Both gender
Interest
Art, Technology, Film, Imagery

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Funding
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Other
Opportunity will take place in
United Arab Emirates
Required Documents
others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
English
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