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Sakia Festival for Short Feature Films is Open for Submissions

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Sakia Festival for Short Feature Films is Open for Submissions
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Basma Belal

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El Sawy Culturewheel will host its annual Sakia Festival for Short Feature Films and is encouraging first-timers, students, and graduate students to participate. Their aim is to support young people to jumpstart their artistic career path, which could be a short-cut to their future destination. 


They’ve announced that the competition is for whoever wants to participate in the 18th edition of the short film festival and are open for submissions until 25th of February. All you have to do is submit a short film made in 2020 or 2021, and it has to be between 2 and 45 minutes long. Prizes include trophies, certificates, and a sum of 3,000 LE will be awarded to the top 3 winners. 


El Sawy Culturewheel was founded in 2003 as a haven of illumination, by offering rooms, stages, and the needed equipment for a range of art forms, to energise creative and cultural outputs. It follows the ideas and guidance of its namesake, Abdel Monem El Sawy, the influential poet, theorist, writer, and culture minister.


More than 30 festivals and competitions are organised annually by El Sawy Culturewheel in the fields of theatre, photography, fiction, animation, visual, and performing arts, with a number of festivals targeted towards children and families. It also facilitates and holds short courses and seminars for various stages, ranging from beginners to experienced students, all to teach different art forms. 


So get your cameras out, start filming, and submit your entry here.