The 4th BBC Arabic Festival is open for submissions. We accept films in 4 categories of fiction and non-fiction and, for 2018, we introduce a new category: Digital Journalism. All work must reflect on the Arab region today and be made after January 2016. We encourage professionals and non-professionals alike to submit their entries. Our panel of judges will be looking for originality, wit and creative interpretation along with clarity, balance and in-depth research in the telling of personal and powerful stories.
As politics in the Arab world continually progress, we have seen developments in issues surrounding migration and asylum, foreign relations, and economics. Consequently, communities and individuals have been greatly affected. What changes have you seen in Arab society? How have they affected the rest of the world? What kinds of changes are Arabs elsewhere experiencing? We want to hear stories, personal or political, from every angle.
Please check our website for details. Submit your work for a chance to present it at the BBC. Deadline Oct. 20, 2017.