Beyt Nahrin Mesopotamian Academy of Arts and Sciences Short Film E-Festival
15—24 July 2021
Submitting to LSFF
Submissions will reopen for the First -qualifying BEN MAAS Short Film Festival (January 20221) in February 2021 TBC.
Rules & terms:
PLEASE NOTE: BEN MAAS Short Film Festival does not accept speculative submissions.
Only entries received via Film Freeway will be considered.
Submissions are open to short form from every genre - including drama, comedy, horror, sci-fi, documentary, animation, experimental work, music video etc. - and we are particularly excited by artist’s filmmaking and moving image.
Entries are open to both Mesopotamian region countries and international filmmakers
All films under 5 minutes in length qualify for either our Mesopotamian or international low-budget category dependent on country of filming.
All submissions are fully considered and curated by our team of programmers, pre-selectors and review committee. Please note, due to the volume of entries received, we regret we cannot give individual feedback on submissions.
All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles. Non-English entries without subtitles, or supplementary printed translations, will unfortunately be disqualified.
Films must have been completed after 1st January 2021, though BEN MAAS short Filmfestival does not require any premiere status.
Films must be no longer than 45 minutes.
Only completed entries with paid submission fees will be processed and considered for screening.
Entry fees are not refundable.
Only completed films may be submitted and will be considered.
Should your film be selected, you will be required to provide a Quicktime ProRes file and a DCP of your film.
BEN MAAS SFF may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. Please check in on this page to ensure that you are happy with any changes and we will notify you of any major updates. This policy is effective from November 2020.
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For further information
Please contact Secretariat
Dr Sefik Gorgin
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NOTE: Film makers are encouraged to apply from Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran and all other countries are welcome to join the international E- short Film Festival
Isaiah Boateng – International Coordinator
Beyt Nahrin Mesopotamian Academy of Arts and Sciences - Short Film E-Festival
15—24 July 2021