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Competition 2018-01-30T17:34:17+00:00

Competition Details

Shoot your one minute video and upload it below. You may add an additional 3 second opening frame and a 3 second closing frame. Submission deadline is March 20 2018 and the award ceremony is on April 18, 2018. The winning films would be screened at the VOX Cinemas from April 19 to June 30, 2018.

Participation Categories

Participants may choose the proper mode to express their selected idea by opting for one of the following categories:

  • Drama film
  • Documentary film
  • Animation
  • Advertisement
  • Awareness-raising film
  • Theatrical sketch
  • Any other category the participant may choose

Terms and Conditions

  • Participation is open to all UAE residents of different ages and nationalities except film production companies.
  • The film plotshould be inspirational, meaningful and related to happiness and positivity.
  • The film plot should be creative and original and shouldn’t have been used in other awards or competitions.
  • Participants should choose a title for their films.
  • Participating films should demonstrate top-quality sound and image.
  • Participants must adhere to the film’s time span of one minute.
  • Participating films should not include any scenes, ideas or comments that are legally, ethically or socially inappropriate in the UAE. Films should also comply with the Law on Combating Cyber-crimes and other related laws applied in the UAE.
  • Participating films should not infringe any third party’s intellectual property rightsor privacy rights. Copies of all licenses, permits or approvals related to third party ownership or intellectual property shall be submitted along with the film. Participants shall assume responsibility for all intellectual property rights of the film or any part thereof. The organizing entity does not provide explicit or implicit warranties of any type whatsoever, in connection with the legality of any participation.
  • Participating films should not utilize any logos, trademarks or special materials that may violate privacy rights.
  • All films will be judged by a panel of film industry experts in order to ensure their compliance with the award’s standards.
  • The organizing entity preserves the right to retain and usethe winning films after the competition. It also preserves the right to screen them in movie theaters or release them on social media following the approval of the film’s rights owner.
  • Participants shall not withdraw from the competition without the prior approval of the Organizing Committee.
  • Failure to comply with any of the foregoing conditionsshall result in disqualifying the relevant participant.

Awards

The top three winners will receive:

  • An opportunity to screen their films at VOX Cinema as part of its commercials.
  • An all-expense paid trip to the Cannes Film Festival.
  • Cash prize
  • First place 50,000 AED
  • Second place 30,000 AED
  • Third place 20,000 AED
  • Certification of Appreciation and award shields.

The fourth and fifth winners will receive:

  • An opportunity to screen their films at VOX Cinema as part of its commercials.
  • Certification of Appreciation and award shields.
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“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.”

Ingmar Bergman