The films should have a duration ranging from a minimum of three minutes to a maximum of 15 minutes.
Egyptian Film Producers Club (EFPC), an independent hub for filmmakers and producers, has issued an open invitation for the creation of short documentaries with a focus on Palestine. In an era when artists across the Arab region are utilising their creative talents and narratives to counter the erasure of Palestinian identity, the club is extending an invitation to Arab filmmakers to actively participate in the documentation and resistance through the medium of film, according to the report by Cairo Scene.
This initiative, named ‘Documentary Films for a Free Palestine,’ is actively accepting submissions from Arab filmmakers until November 30.
In a statement, EFPC said: “The goal of this initiative is to produce a series of short films that provide a perspective on Palestine from the viewpoint of Arab people, offering future generations in the Arab world a chance to explore and understand our shared history.”
This call for submissions is open to all documentary filmmakers in the Arab region, with films ranging in duration from three minutes to a maximum of 15 minutes. While it is not obligatory for the films to have been previously produced, EFPC strongly encourages applicants to create films during the month of November and to utilise readily available online archival materials. The resulting film produced within the framework of this initiative may potentially comprise a compilation of archival content narrating the intricate story of Palestine.
The ‘Documentary Films for a Free Palestine’ initiative underscores the enduring power of filmmaking as a means of preserving and amplifying crucial narratives and histories, ensuring that the Palestinian story remains vivid and accessible for generations to come.