1st Ramallah Film Festival announces call for submissions

The 1st Ramallah International Film Festival (Spring 2004) is glad to invite all Palestinian filmmakers to participate in the RIFF and submit their films to the “Palestinian Silver Screen” section of the festival.

“Palestinian Silver Screen” is a competitive section of the RIFF which will be dedicated solely to Palestinian cinema. It is aimed at creating an annual platform for Palestinian cinema and international exposure to the selected films and their makers. Palestinian Silver Screen is open to all, but will underline the work made today by young, up-coming filmmakers from Palestine and around the world, and will present a kaleidoscope view of their films, documentaries, shorts, video Art and experimental films.

To submit your film, kindly download and print out the attached entry form below, fill it out carefully and send it to us with a VHS copy of your film to one of our addresses. Submission deadline for all films is February 29th 2004.

The RIFF, headed by Mr. Adam Zuabi, is organized by a group of young Palestinians together with the Italian Association of Independent Filmmakers and Producers - the API. During its 5 days the RIFF will screen a selection of the films that made current world cinema what it was this past year and celebrate, albeit and notwithstanding the situation in the occupied lands, cinema and its triumphant spirit.

The RIFF, together with the Palestinian Ministry of Education and the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, is also holding in these very days the first National Screenplay Competition among all 800 Palestinian high-schools. Over 50,000 students are participating in the competition to write the best stories under the title “The moment I grew up.” To our great pride amazing stories are arriving from our students. To learn more about us please visit our website, www.ramallahfilmfestival.org.

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