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"Women in the New Egypt" Film competition - Call for Proposals

A film competition hosted by the British Embassy, Cairo, the British Council and Misr International Films (Youssef Chahine)

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Women in the New Egypt-call for proposals

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مسابقة أفلام "المرأة في مصر الجديدة" - دعوة لتقديم مقترحات

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The British Embassy in Cairo is seeking candidates to take part in a film competition that exhibits authentic voices of women living through political, social and economic transition in Egypt. In partnership with Misr International Films, the British Embassy and the British Council are issuing a call for proposals from interested applicants.

The competition:

Interested candidates should submit a vision statement to the British Embassy (details below) that sets out why they want to be in the competition and how they would use a five minute film to showcase women living in the new Egypt after the Revolution. The applicants will be narrowed down to a short list of 20 young film makers. Ten will then be selected to participate in a mentoring and production skills training session led by MIF to develop film treatments.

Of the10, five individuals will be selected according to the quality of the film treatments, who will be asked to make a five minute film. In order to successfully make the film, the five individuals will undergo further mentoring and be assisted with the skills needed. The MIF will provide equipment to make and produce the films. The final 5 films will be screened at a private screening hosted by the British Embassy as part of the Panorama European Film Festival. The eventual winner will be awarded a week long fellowship at a prestigious film institute in London and the second and third runners-up will also receive prizes.

How to apply:

  • Applicants must submit a written “Vision Statement” in no more than 200 words explaining why they are interested in taking part in the film competition. Applicants should also set out their idea for their film and how they would showcase the theme of women and transition. We are looking to see creativity and interpretation of the theme. The vision statements can be submitted in English or Arabic.
  • Applicants should also fill out the attached grid Women in the New Egypt-call for proposals (MS Word Document, 76KB) and submit it with the vision statement to Alamir Othman alamir.othman@fco.gov.uk by 23 May 2013.