48mm Film Festival - Call for Entries
From Nakba to Return

48mm Film Festival From Nakba to Return invites filmmakers to submit:

1. Proposals for short films (up to 15 min) addressing various aspects of historical and current challenges related to Nakba and the right of return of Palestinian refugees. The proposals may be for a fiction/documentary/animated/experimental film exploring the 1948 war from critical perspectives. Suggested themes can be: the war of 1948 from diverse and critical perspectives, the meaning of Nakba for the Palestinians, the erasure and repression of Nakba by Israel, the ongoing Palestinian refugeehood, the right of return of the Palestinian refugees through the eyes of Palestinians as well as the Israelis, Palestinian society and culture prior to 1948, etc.

Terms and submission deadline:

  • The proposal must include synopsis of the film (up to two pages), director's statement (up to one page) and director's short CV including a list of previous projects.
  • The proposal may be submitted in Hebrew, Arabic or English.
  • The submission is open to filmmakers, TV professionals, artists, film/art/media students, video/photo amateurs with prior proven experience.
  • Three selected candidates will receive 8,000 NIS grant as well as artistic consulting throughout the production process.
  • The films will premiere in December 2018 as part of the 6th edition of 48mm Film Festival that will mark 70 years since the Nakba.

Please email your proposal to 48mm@zochrot.org latest by January 2, 2018.

2. Films completed in recent years exploring the Nakba and the Palestinian Right of Return for screening at the 6 th edition of 48mm - Film Festival from Nakba to Return in December 2018. The films can be of various length and genre. Please submit your film by sending us online link to 48mm@zochrot.org latest by May 31, 2018.

The film festival 48mm initiated by Zochrot seeks to promote and encourage artistic and critical discourse about the silencing and denial of the Nakba, and practical thinking about the return of Palestinian refugees through the art of the moving image. 48mm focuses on producing original films by local artists and screening them in Israel/Palestine and worldwide. The high point of the project is the 48mm Film Festival from Nakba to Return held annually at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque and the Saraya Theater in Yaffa.

For questions and additional information, please contact Natasha Dudinski, Artistic Director of 48mm at +972-3-6953155 or via email: 48mm@zochrot.org

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