Mizna is seeking interns to help with our literary journal and film festival. Click "more" to see details. MORE >>
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 inquiries. Please forward on and spread the word through the Arab film community!
Please send a DVD preview copy, filmmaker contact, and any relevant background information about the film to our address below. Upon selection, we will need additional publicity and marketing materials for our program catalog and media releases. MORE >>
Mizna is pleased to announce the addition of poet Jen March to our editorial team. Jen has long been in the Mizna family, having received a Mizna Latitudes grant and having her poetry published in the journal. She is also an accomplished poetry editor and is the founder of Co-Kisser, the annual poetry-film festival. As our first Poetry Editor, she will bring an important poetic sensibility to Mizna's literary endeavors.
The first issue of Mizna including Jen as Poetry Editor is due out later this year. Read on for our call for submissions. The deadline for consideration for the next issue is July 16, 2012. MORE >>
Positions for Community Liaison and Office Manager are now closed to applications.
During the long wait between Twin Cities Arab Film Festival editions, where do you go to stay tuned in to the landscape of Arab film? Mizna is proud to present Cinema Arabiata, a new blog about Arab film by film enthusiast and past TCAFF curator, Mohannad Ghawanmeh. From Mohannad, "Cinema Arabiata aims to cover Arab cinema primarily, but not exclusively. Its ambition is to persuade my readers that cinema, including Arab cinema, has the demonstrated potential not only to inform and impact, but to profoundly move and inspire, to leave a lasting and indelible mark on the lives of it audiences." MORE >>
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 as well as Arab American artists in the visual arts, on stage, in music, and in film—including Simon Shaheen, Suheir Hammad, Hakim Belabbes, Nadia El Fani, Jack Shaheen, Raed Al Helou, Mai Masri, the Iron Sheik, Elias Khoury and others.
Cinema Arabiata an Arab film blog by Mohannad Ghawanmeh.
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