For our readers in/from the Arab World – especially North Africa, as well as the Horn of Africa (Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia, notably); or if you know of any filmmakers from countries in those qualifying areas (although they don’t have to be living in those countries currently)…
Film directors are invited to submit feature-length fiction and documentary film projects in development to this year’s Dubai Film Connection (DFC) Co-Production Market, presented by the Dubai International Film Festival.
The submission deadline is August 1.
Launched in 2007, the DFC aims to raise the visibility of filmmakers from the Arab World and stimulate the growth of film production originating from the regions.
The DFC brings international and Arab film professionals together to collaborate on the realization of approximately 15 selected projects each year. An annual guest list of more than 80 international film industry professionals from over 20 countries are invited to attend the DFC each year. In addition, the combined value of the DFC awards now stands at more than $100,000.
The Dubai Festival Co-Production Market has, so far, selected over 90 projects in its first 5 years, of which several have already been produced and released into the marketplace, to critical and commercial success globally.
To find out more about how to apply, click HERE.