SUBMISSION DEADLINE - Sunday, March 3rd 2019

Festival Ciné-Palestine Paris (FCP) launches the call for short narratives, documentaries and animation films to participate in its third Short Film Competition which will take place in Paris during this year’s edition (30 May - 10 June 2019). This competition is open to Palestinian filmmakers from all over the world.         
This year’s “New Generation Competition” for Students and First Works aims at supporting young Palestinian cinematographic creations, and endorsing the work of students in the frame of their University studies and filmmakers at their first experience.

The competition will be scheduled on June 3rd, 2019 at cinema “Les 3 Luxembourg”, in Paris, and will be followed by an award ceremony.

FCP aims at offering a quality selection of Palestinian independent, innovative and experimental cinema and visual artworks. FCP is devoted to offering a platform to Palestinian filmmakers from around the globe and actively supporting them.

  1. Short films that are directed either by students or by filmmakers at their first experience.
  2. Submission deadline is 3rd March 2019
  3. No entry fees required
  4. Competition is open only to Palestinian filmmakers from all over the world
  5. Narratives, documentaries and animation films. No promotional, corporate films or video clips
  6. Films produced from 2016 onwards
  7. Short films that do not exceed 35 min in length, including credits
  8. Films that have not been exhibited on the Internet
  9. All films must have subtitles in English or French
  10. Directors are required to fill in the entry form for the intended category and are encouraged to provide a secure online link / screener (Vimeo or similar) for viewing purpose.
  11. Video (source files) format requirements: .mov, .mpeg-4, .mxf (HD not compressed). All other formats (DVD, Blu-ray, MiniDV, Betacam, etc.) will not be accepted
  12. The shortlisted films will be chosen and screened during the Festival (3 June 2019). The screening will be followed by a jury and an audience award ceremony.
  13. If your film is selected you must provide us with an HD copy of the film on an external hard drive. All shipping charges will be at your expense   
  14. Shortlisted films will be announced on 4th of March 2019   

Any question or request for clarification can be addressed to

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Photos from previous editions