Calling All Budding Film Makers! Sharjah Art Foundation Wants You

BY Naomi Chadderton / May 15 2019 / 16:16 PM

The Second Annual Sharjah Film Platform will run from 11 – 21 December 2019

Calling All Budding Film Makers! Sharjah Art Foundation Wants You
Sharjah Art Foundation

If you fancy yourself as the next Steven Spielberg then you might want to listen up, as Sharjah Art Foundation has just launched the open call for film submissions for the second edition of the annual Sharjah Film Platform. Think you’ve got what it takes? Then be quick to enter, as films selected will be included in the platform’s film programme this December, which will be held at the open-air Mirage City Cinema and the nearby Al Hamra Cinema, Sharjah.

Launched in 2018 by Sharjah Art Foundation, the platform was not only designed to support filmmaking in the UAE, but to support both a public programme featuring workshops and discussions, and the premieres of the Short Film Production Grant recipients’ films.

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#SharjahArt invites emerging and established filmmakers to submit their films to the Sharjah Film Platform (SFP) open call. Running from 11 to 21 December 2019, this year's SFP, Sharjah Art Foundation’s annual film festival, features talks and workshops as well as a wide selection of film screenings. The deadline for film submissions is 1 June 2019. For more information, contact or visit تدعو مؤسسة الشارقة للفنون صنّاع الأفلام لتقديم أفلامهم إلى برنامج منصّة الشارقة للأفلام الذي يقام هذا العام من 11 إلى 21 ديسمبر 2019، يتميز منصة الشارقة للأفلام هذا العام بجلسات حوارية وورش العمل بالإضافة إلى مجموعة واسعة من عروض الأفلام. الموعد النهائي لتقديم الأفلام هو 1 يونيو 2019. للمزيد من المعلومات، يرجى التواصل عبر البريد الالكتروني أو زيارة

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And with last year’s inaugural SFP featuring screenings of over 140 short and feature-length narrative, documentary and experimental films made by local, regional and international filmmakers hailing from over 40 countries, it really is an amazing opportunity for both emerging and established filmmakers, film producers, critics and students.

Deadline for submission of all films is June 1, for more information and to apply please visit