Film Festival: Call for Submissions: Documentary Works In Progress: $500 prize!

Sat, May 14, 2011 5:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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For the first Docs in Progress at Alwan

$500 award for selected project

Postmark Deadline: May 14, 2011
At: Alwan for the Arts

Come show your documentary in progress at Alwan for the Arts and 3rd i NY! We are seeking new medium or feature length (50 -120 minutes running time) documentaries in progress by filmmakers of South Asian and Arab descent OR films about those regions and their diasporas by filmmakers of all backgrounds.

This is an exceptional opportunity to not only publicize and showcase your unfinished documentary to potential sponsors, but receive honest feedback from Alwan's artistically and culturally aware audience. The first of these screenings will take place in Summer 2011, and we hope to future iterations several times annually. Selected documentary in progress will receive a $500 prize towards completion!

Alwan for the Arts and 3rd i NY are committed to providing alternative forums for Arab and South Asian documentary makers who often have few venues to showcase their work not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion. We will be flexible in providing the format and ambiance most suitable for filmmakers' individual goals for the WIP screening, and can include modest receptions before or after the screening.

To submit please include:
1) DVD or VHS (NTSC or PAL) preview copy
2) Synopsis, running time, year, country and year of production
3) Director bio, cast/crew list
4) Screening history, Awards
5) All possible screening formats available
6) Contact email, phone #, website if available
7) If above info provided on CD, please also include film stills at 300 dpi
as tiff or jpeg as part of the EPK or email them to

Docs in Progress Submissions
Alwan for the Arts
16 Beaver Street, 4th Fl.
New York NY 10004

Materials will be returned if prepaid from USA, self addressed envelope is provided. If selected, you will be notified by June 1, 2011

email inquiries to

Last updated: 2011-04-09 14:47:03

New York Arab & South Asian Film Festival
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16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
(between Broad St. and Broadway)
New York, NY 10004
(646) 732-3261

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