The festival will be held from March 24-28, 2020 under the theme “Make Your Film in Oman”, which aims to introduce international filmmakers to have cinematic experiences.
The submissions for various film competitions to be held as part of the 11th edition of Muscat International Film Festival (MIFF) are set to close on January 15.
The festival is divided into five categories for competitions: Long films competition (feature and documentary), Gulf and Arab short films competition (feature-documentary), students’ films competition, children’s film competition, and animation competition.
The Golden Jubilee Award will be allocated in every category of the festival’s competitions, while the prize for best movie, best director, best screenplay, best actor, best actress and best photography in the feature film competition will also be awarded. In the documentary competition, they will award the best movie, best director and best photography.
The festival will organise seminars and workshops aimed at introducing the procedures used to obtain the necessary licenses to film a film in the Sultanate, in coordination with the competent authorities on this topic, and other courses related to work the cinematic field.
This year the festival will include a number of promotional trips to tourist sites in the Sultanate to introduce the film producers and makers to these sites, in addition to holding exhibitions of photography technologies.
The Muscat International Film Festival was started 22 years ago, and it was one of the first international film festivals to be held in the Gulf region.