Emirates Film Competition Extends Submissions Deadline to July 20

Emirates Film Competition Extends Submissions Deadline to July 20

The Emirates Film Competition (EFC), which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, has extended the original 2011 submissions deadline of July 1 to July 20. Launched in 2001 as one of the first film competitions in the United Arab Emirates, the event formally joined Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF)’s program in 2010.

Beginning with the aim of supporting film production in the Gulf region, the EFC quickly became the foremost platform for local and regional filmmakers to showcase and share their work and experiences. Each year, the EFC has also offered workshops, screened international shorts and published books on important topics in filmmaking as well as profiles of prominent international filmmakers. From the outset, the event's competition and prizes have been at the heart of building the UAE's film culture and film industry.

Under the stewardship of its Director Ali Al-Jabri, the EFC works alongside ADFF's other initiatives aimed at providing filmmakers from the Gulf and the entire Arab world with greater exposure through an international platform. Standing true to its initial vision, the EFC today is a key section of ADFF and continues to nurture local and regional talent while fostering the ongoing development of filmmaking and the film industry in the UAE.

The EFC is open to short films by established and upcoming filmmakers from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar. All films that meet ADFF’s submission guidelines will also be considered for selection in the festival’s international Shorts Competition.

Films can be submitted through the ADFF website until July 20.





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