EntertainmentSundance TV Launches First Ever Short Film Competition In the MENA Region and Here’s How you Can Take Part!

Jury Prize winners’ film to be broadcast on SundanceTV!
Salma KhattabAugust 4, 2020763145 min

SundanceTV has announced its first-ever SundanceTV Shorts competition in the Middle East and North Africa region, following last year’s successful South Africa edition. This year’s winning entrant and three runners-up will have their films broadcast on SundanceTV later in the year.

“The SundanceTV Shorts competition embodies the true spirit of the channel itself,” said Harold Gronenthal, Executive Vice President, Programming and Marketing for AMC Networks International.  “Providing a platform for independent storytelling, it shines a spotlight on new and emerging talent.”

 Sundance TV Launches First Ever Short Film Competition In the MENA Region and Here's How you Can Take Part!

The Jury Prize for the 2020 SundanceTV Shorts Competition will be judged on a number of criteria, including creativity, entertainment value, original storytelling and production values. The winners will be announced in November, and their films will be broadcast on SundanceTV on beIN channel 75 in MENA, later in the year. The jury will be led by Gronenthal and additional jurors, whose names along with competition prizes will be announced shortly.

Submissions to the 2020 SundanceTV Shorts competition can be made from 4th August to 18th October at https://www.sundanceshortsmena.com/submission-form/. Entries can be submitted by the producer or director, who must provide proof of residence in the MENA. Films should be no longer than 15 minutes and must be delivered with English subtitles if English is not the spoken language. SundanceTV Shorts competition is open for all who have a story to share, irrespective of whether the short film has been produced with sophisticated equipment or with a mobile phone. Entries must meet SundanceTV’s official rules and technical requirements, available on the website.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s a brief about SundanceTV and AMC Networks International (AMCNI)

Dedicated to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity, SundanceTV is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, imaginative, and uncompromising, SundanceTV offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of high-quality independent films, documentaries, and original programs.  In addition to being widely distributed throughout North America, SundanceTV is available throughout Europe, Latin America, and other regions.  Owned and operated by AMC Networks International (the global division of AMC Networks), SundanceTV is a highly recognizable and magnetic brand that is available in HD and across multiple platforms.

AMC Networks International (AMCNI), the global division of AMC Networks, delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming that reaches subscribers in more than 130 countries and territories. AMCNI consists of global brands, AMC, and SundanceTV, as well as popular, locally recognized channels in various programming genres.

Want to know more about the competition, then click here!

Salma Khattab

Writing is her true passion. Perfectionism is her style. She always strives to achieve the highest possible target for the job. Her ultimate goal is to start her own business and she is on her way.

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