Call For Submissions
San Diego Arab Film Festival
April 5,6, 13 & 14, 2019
The San Diego Arab Film Festival (San Diego AFF) invites submissions for its upcoming festival scheduled for April 5-6 and April 13-14, 2019. San Diego AFF is seeking narrative, documentary, experimental and animated films, both features and shorts.
San Diego AFF began in 2012 and presents films from and about the Arab World that reinforce the humanity of its people and that highlight the dynamism and creativity of contemporary Arab culture. The Festival strives to present top-quality films that offer honest and realistic portrayals of the peoples of the Arab World, their culture, history and politics without reinforcing negative stereotypes.
San Diego AFF is a project of KARAMA, a 501(c)(3) in San Diego. For more information about the Festival, visit www.sandiegoaff.org. For information about KARAMA, visit www.karamanow.org.
San Diego AFF accepts submissions on FilmFreeway and Withoutabox. Click on the links below to access the submission pages.
Schedule of Submissions
Opening Date: June 15, 2018
Regular Deadline: September 30, 2018
Late Deadline: October 30, 2018
Notification Date: January 15, 2019
Event Date: April 5-14, 2019
Awards and Prizes
Selected films will be entered into competition for Audience Awards for Best Feature Film and Best Short Film.
Rules and Terms
San Diego Arab Film Festival seeks films from and about the Arab World produced between January 1, 2016 and January 1, 2019. Films must have legible English subtitles unless there is little or no dialogue.
San Diego AFF prefers that submissions be made via Film Freeway, however downloadable links (with passwords) may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected films must be available in DCP, high resolution .264 or Blu-Ray format with a frame rate of 24fps. Please include director’s name, country of origin, and a brief description.
By special arrangements, submissions may be made by mail or delivery service with the understanding that San Diego AFF will not bear costs related to shipping and that submitted media may not be returned. Contact email@example.com for further information.
Regular Deadline: Feature films, $15; short films, $10
Late Deadline: Feature films, $25; short films, $20.
Pay fees via Film Freeway at time of submission.
Official Selections will be asked to provide a password protected link for previewing, high resolutions stills and any available press materials for use in publicizing the film and the Festival.