Fundings for Arab filmakers at San Sebastian Festival

I got this from my friend Alessandra Speciale -director of African Film Festival in Milan- who is currently helping San Sebastian Festival on this programme which is particularly tailored on the Arab world filmakers. Have a look!


Cinema in Motion 5 will take place at the 57th International Film
Festival in San Sebastian on Monday, 21 September 2009.

The deadline for registering and receiving material in San Sebastian
is 30 June 2009.

This programme, organised by the International Film Festival with the
Amiens and Fribourg international festivals, will exclusively comprise
feature films at the end of their filming or at the post-production

This rendezvous is open to filmmakers from the Maghreb, Portuguese-
speaking African countries and developing Arab countries
: Algeria,
Angola, Cape Verde, Egypt, Guinea, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya,
Morocco, Mozambique, Palestine, Sao Tome y Principe, Syria and

The directors and/or producers of the selected films will have the
chance to defend their projects before professionals from all sectors
accredited at the International Film Festival Sales Office.

Different kinds of aid will be granted within the framework of Cinema
in Motion 5, among which:

§       Mactari mixing auditorium – €15,000 in services.

§       Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC) – €10,000 to cover
the cost of post-production in France.

§       Amiens Festival – a 35 mm copy.

§       Fribourg Festival – a 35 mm copy.

§       Titra Film – French or English subtitling up to €2,500.


The Cinema in Motion 5 registration form can be found at:


One thought on “Fundings for Arab filmakers at San Sebastian Festival

  1. The festival looks wonderful and very exciting!

    We, Women in Film International (WIFI) based in Los Angeles, are putting on a film screening in late September as well. Every year we seek to highlight a world culture in film, food, dance and art. This year we are highlighting Palestine and Israel.

    I am wondering if we might get in touch with your friend, or perhaps you could help. We are looking for anyone that could help us garner submissions to our festival.

    We are looking for films made by people from Palestine or Israel or who have Palestinian or Israeli ancestry and that are 1 minute to 30 minutes. When we say films “by” a Palestinian or Israeli it can mean she or he is an actor, writer, producer, cinematographer, director on the film…woman or man.

    To get more information you can Google: “WIFI Shorts” or go to –> Programs –> Women in Film International –> WIFI shorts.

    Thank you for any help,

    Rebecca Helm


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