Film Guidelines 

  1. There are three sub-categories included:
    • Animation
    • Documentary
    • Narrative
  2. Submissions must not exceed 30 minutes, including credits.
  3. Films featuring English audio must include Arabic subtitles and films featuring Arabic audio must include English subtitles.
  4. Submitted films must have been completed in the last three years.
  5. Films must be submitted in .mov format as a link through the online submission form or on a physical USB drive to the address below. If sending a USB drive through the mail, “For Cultural Use Only” and “Without Commercial Value” must be clearly marked on the envelope.
               Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research
               RAK Gas Building, 4th-floor Reception
               Al Nakheel Area, Al Jazah Road
               Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
               +971 7 233 8060
               Contact:  Festival Coordinator, RAKFAF
  6. All shipping costs for submitting the film, if applicable, must be covered by the sender. It is recommended to use a courier for shipping submissions as the regular post does not guarantee an expected arrival date.
Please note: Directors who only provide a link at the time of submission will still need to send their film on a physical USB drive to the specified address if accepted to the 2023 Festival.