Call for Films: 8th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Deadline for entries is December 31, 2012
Mizna's Twin Cities Arab Film Festival is seeking films--narrative, documentary, experimental, and animated--both feature-length and shorts, by and/or about Arabs and Arab Americans.
We welcome your submissions and inquires and encourage you to spread the word about this call for submission. We will not be able to address questions about submitted title selections until the TCAFF festival program has been finalized, in early spring of 2013.
The TCAFF is a local art institution, bringing the best of Arab cinema to the Twin Cities. Mizna has produced seven editions of the festival and has hosted many incredible filmmakers to present their films and engage with audiences. Visit the festival website for a sense of the scope of the TCAFF Mizna's 7th TCAFF.
Please forward on and spread the word through the Arab film community!
Our deadline for entries is December 31, 2012.
TCAFF Curator, Mohannad Ghawanmeh. Photo credit, 2011, Giovanna Nido, Nido Photography
Please send a DVD preview copy to: Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, Mizna, 2446 University Ave W, Suite 115, St. Paul, MN 55114. Or send a Vimeo, YouTube, or other on-line link to firstname.lastname@example.org. With submissions, please include filmmaker phone, address, and e-mail contact, and any relevant background information about the film. Upon selection, we will need additional publicity and marketing materials for our program catalog and media releases.
TCAFF curator Mohannad Ghawanmeh is blogging about Arab film for Mizna. Check it out at Cinema Arabiata
The eighth Twin Cities Arab Film Festival is sponsored by the Carolyn Foundation and the General Mill Foundation.
Thank you for your generosity in supporting Mizna, a Minneapolis-based Arab American cultural organization with a mission to celebrate expression and diversity in the Arab community!
Mizna was formed in 1998 and has done much work to promote Arab American artistic expression since that time. We publish a nationally recognized literary journal, and have presented several well-attended community arts events as well.
We do all of this work as a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that survives on grants and donations. Your donation will greatly help us to continue our important mission. Mizna is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are deductible for U.S. taxpayers. Learn more or donate now.
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Mizna is a forum for Arab American film, literature, and art. Mizna publishes the only journal of Arab American literature and presents the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
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