Opportunity to Participate and receive prizes in White Oryx International Short Film Festival in UAE

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Film Freeway has announced the White Oryx International Short Film Festival competition is now open for submissions. (WOIS Film Fest) is an initiative by the School of Media & Communication (SoMC), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) - Dubai Campus. Regarded to be the biggest short film event in Dubai, the festival has become a unique platform for creative minds in the UAE, especially students and amateur filmmakers, to showcase their works of passion and develop their talents through the festival's learning atmosphere, comprising of free film screenings, workshops, competitions, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. 


1. Overall runtime for submitted films must not exceed 20 minutes, and they must be completed within the 12 months leading to the festival.
3. Languages other than English must accompany English subtitles.
4. Content should be suitable for an audience including family and children.
5. Film-makers must own all necessary copyrights or permissions from the copyright holders.
6. Entrants must respond to communications from the festival team within 3 working days.
7. Poster, trailer, and snippets from the entry may be used for promotional activities.


The Golden Oryx Award includes a memento, certificate, and a 'Complete Filmmaking Kit' consisting of a camera, microphones, lights, and tripods.

Award Categories:

1. Best Short Film - UAE.
2. Best Short Film - UAE University.
3. Best Short Film - UAE School.
4. Best Short Film - GCC (Excluding UAE).
5. Best Music Video - GCC (Including UAE).
6. Best Short Film - International.

Note that: International submissions are not in competition for the Golden Oryx Awards, but may be eligible for an Audience Favorite award (to be finalized).

About Film Freeway:

Simply put, it's a platform where the world’s top film festivals and film-makers meet. As organizers submit their festival on the website and start receiving submissions from a global community of 900,000+ amazing storytellers and artists. Organizers can also view projects, track submissions, manage to judge, communicate with entrants, all in one simple place. Over 8,000 of the world’s best film festivals and contests, including 87 Academy Award / BAFTA Award accredited festivals, use Film Freeway to reach over 900,000 filmmakers worldwide. Interestingly enough, more than 800,000 entries submitted through Film Freeway have been chosen as Official Selections by the world’s leading film festivals.

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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
Both gender

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Anyone Interested
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Participation fees
Opportunity will take place in
United Arab Emirates
Required Documents

Educational Conditions

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All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
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