Film Guidelines 

  1. Submitted films must have been completed after February 2021. 
  2. Film submissions are accepted exclusively online at
  3. Only complete entries will be considered, including film poster, film synopsis, director’s bio, and director’s statement. 
  4. Ensure that your screener on FilmFreeway works and has the correct password listed (if password-protected).
  5. Selected films will be required to submit a high-resolution .mov file for screening. 
  6. Submitted films should adhere to the festival’s theme: In Motion.  
  7. Submitted films will only be accepted under the following categories: 
    1. Narrative
    2. Documentary
    3. Animation
  8. Submitted films must not exceed 30 minutes, including credits. 
  9. Films featuring English audio must include Arabic subtitles and films featuring Arabic audio must include English subtitles. Films in other languages are required to have both Arabic and English subtitles. 
  10. Submissions deadline is May 31, 2023.