Calls for Submissions

Featured: Reel Iraq 2013, Call for Film Entries

In 2009, Reel Festivals organised the first major festival of Iraqi culture from Babylon to the present day in
the UK. And we're back…

Marking 10 years since the invasion of Iraq, Reel Iraq 2013 aims to shine a light on the conflict by celebrating the resilience and diversity of the art and culture of Iraq. It will explore the contribution of art, culture and creativity to Iraqi life in conflict – encouraging debate and discussion of what has, and hasn't, happened over the last decade.

The festival will take place in cities throughout the UK in March 2013 with satellite events planned in in other countries. A major component of the festival will comprise of film screenings of Iraqi films and films focusing on Iraq, and The Reel Festivals Film Committee would like to invite you to submit your entries!

If you are an Iraqi filmmaker, or have a film about Iraq, we want to hear from you! Your film can be of any
length, genre or style…

To learn more, click here.


  • 'The river has two banks' extends an invitation for Palestinian artists of all disciplines as well as thinkers and writers to present their work in Amman. To learn more, click here.

Deadline: Ongoing

  •  “A Film Archive Project” is thrilled to announce the launch of a unique database of 850 film canisters that were recently discovered in Amman, Jordan. Russian and Arabic speakers we desperately need you at this stage: please help us translate the titles of these reels into English! To learn more, click here.

Deadline: November 15

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Funding Opportunities


Deadline: November 15 – The Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship: Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World

Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation is pleased to announce the 2013-14 dissertation fellowship. The fellowship was established in 2011 to encourage research on modern and contemporary art of the Arab world. The fellowship provides financial support of up to ten thousand dollars to Ph.D. candidates in the hummanities and social sciences.

One to three fellowships will be granted. The fellowship duration can range from 4-12 months of residency at Durat al Funun in Amman, Jordan. Fellows are expected to pursue their own research, give at least one public lecture, and participate in Darat al Funun's cultural and artistic activities. Upon completeion of the fellowship, fellows are required to submit a five to seven page research report that will be available on Darat al Funun's website. Fellowship fundng is intended to compensate tavel and stipened expenses. Darat al Funun will provide housing and office space.For more information, please click here.



  • Cda-Projects Grant is offering a 10,000 Euro grant to support the production of an artistic research project.For more information, click here.

Deadline: November 20

  • The NRW KULTURsekretariat is offering 6–12 week (May to July 2013) performing arts residencies for dancers, choreographers and performers. For more information, click here.

Deadline: November 30

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