26 September 2015 – call for applications is open
15 November – applications deadline
10 December – filmmakers of selected films will be notified
Rules and Regulations
Applications are open for short and long films, fiction and non-fiction, from Arab Word and Africa to participate on the official program of Sudan Independent Film Festival:
long fiction film – longer than 60 minutes
Non-fiction film – more than 52 minutes
Short film (fiction) – no longer than 30 minutes OR non-fiction (no longer than 45 minutes)
The film should have been produced after January 1st 2014
The film shouldn’t have been screened to audiences in Sudan, or on TV or the web before screening it in the Festival. Some exceptions may be made for some films at the discretion of the Festival committee.
When applying for a film in-production, this should be clearly stated in the application, with an indication to the film’s final title.
Applicants are responsible for shipping fees (preferably through express freight companies to ensure timely delivery) or coordinating with the Festival to upload high quality e-copies of the final products to Youtube or Vimeo or Wetransfer or Dropbox so far as they are password protected. Applicants can also coordinate with the Festival to hand deliver copies to the Festival’s representatives if available in the applicant’s country of residence.
The Festival is not responsible for returning submitted material.
In case of posting using regular mail, please direct the package to the following address with “for cultural purposes only” written on the envelope.
Al Nugumi Street
P.O. Box 1866
The Committee and Process
The Festival Program Committee will review all submissions and select accepted entries for the prizes and screenings. The committee will be assisted by young Sudanese film makers to make the final selections.
The Program Committee will select films to its discretion for the contents, official program and special screenings.
The Program Committee will schedule each film for one or two screenings maximum, and select the screenings dates and order at its discretion.
When a film is selected, the sender or filmmaker cannot withdraw it or screen it to the effect of the rules and regulations stipulated by the SIFF 2016 application.
The film submitted for screening should be sent in one of following formats:
DCP on CRU drive and HDCAM- H.264 ، Pro Res or mov. or DVD or BluRay
All Arabic films should contain English subtitles and all non-English and non-Arabic films should be screened in the original language with English (or Arabic if possible) subtitles.
Selected films should be accompanied with all promotional material, included a high resolution trailer which the Festival retains the right to use to promote through the internet or traditional media at its discretion.
The screening copy should be in a good state, and the Festival retains the right to refuse a bad copy. The applicant is then required to re-send a better quality copy or the Festival will remove the film from the Program without any responsibilities.
Films will not be edited, censored or changed in any way by the Festival under any circumstances. If the Committee finds the film inappropriate for screening in Sudan, it’ll refrain from choosing the film for the Festival screenings.
Accepting the Terms
Applying to the Festival stipulates accepting all the rules and regulations of the Festival.
The applicant testifies to owning all rights to the film and its materials, and that he or she have the right to submit the film to the Festival. In case the applicant is not in compliance of these terms, the Festival retains the right to withdraw the film at its discretion.
The applicant affirms that the Festival is not responsible for any damage or loss of any nature regarding the submission, acceptance, screening or presenting related content. The applicant affirms to not holding the Festival legally responsible or request compensation for any damages or losses for submitting or getting accepted or screening or promoting the film.
Click here to apply
Source : Sudan Independant Film Festival, September 27th, 2015