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Palestine Cinema Days: Sunbird Award Call for Submissions

Filmlab: Palestine announces the call for feature-length documentaries, short films, and short film projects to participate in the three Sunbird Award competitions at Palestine Cinema Days (October 17-23, 2018). Three international juries will announce the winners of the three Sunbird Awards during the Palestine Cinema Days Closing Ceremony on October 23, 2018.

To be eligible, films and projects must comply with the following regulations.

Regulations Sunbird Award Competition / Feature-Length Documentary Films:

  • Year of completion: 2015-2018
  • Minimum length: 50 minutes
  • Genre: documentary films
  • Connection to Palestine must be visible, e.g. director/producer from Palestine, film set in Palestine or clear thematic reference to Palestine

Submission deadline: August 15, 2018                                                                                 

Regulations Sunbird Award Competition / Short Films:

  • Year of completion: 2015-2018
  • Maximum length: 30 minutes
  • Accepted are films of any genre, e.g. fiction, documentary, experimental, and animation films
  • Connection to Palestine must be visible, e.g. director/producer from Palestine, film set in Palestine or clear thematic reference to Palestine

Submission deadline: August 15, 2018        

Application form for submitting a film.                                                                    

Regulations Sunbird Production Award / Project Submissions:

  • Project must be either at pre-production or production stage at the time of the festival (October 2018)
  • Project may not exceed a maximum length of 25 minutes
  • Accepted are short film projects of any genre, e.g. fiction, documentary, experimental and animation films
  • Treatment, detailed synopsis & financing plan must be available in English
  • Connection to Palestine must be visible, e.g. director/producer from Palestine, film set in Palestine or clear thematic reference to Palestine
  • Film must be shot in Palestine

Application form for submitting a film project.        

The Sunbird Production Award winner will receive camera and sound equipment available at Filmlab:  Palestine and post-production facilitation (including colour grading and sound mixing) at Aarhus Filmworkshop. The film will be picked up for distribution by MAD Solutions.

Submission deadline: September 15, 2018                                                                                   

The selected films will be announced in the first week of October.                                                  

For enquires and information, please email us: doc@flp.ps.