In 2013, we will be celebrating the 7th anniversary of the Mostra de Cinema Àrab i Mediterrani de Catalunya. From its beginnings, this event thrived thanks to the unyielding efforts of SODEPAU – a cooperation and solidarity association that hasn’t spared any effort, for almost 20 years, in building bridges and developing partnerships across both shores of the Mediterranean, inspired by a clear vocation for social transformation – and the trust and support of Beirut DC, a group of Lebanese film-makers, whose aim is to produce movies and disseminate them beyond their borders, mainly through the biannual prestigious Ayam Beirut Cinema’iya film festival.
From its very beginning, the “Mostra” has been willing to fill-in a void in the Catalan cultural scene, because we are convinced that Cinema can help for a better knowledge and understanding of our world. This is why the “Mostra” wants to contribute for the circulation and promotion of Arab and Mediterranean films in Catalonia, while introducing a different perspective on many issues and concerns and on the present world, coming from within Arab and Mediterranean societies. Furthermore, this initiative seeks to establish a common meeting and exchange platform dedicated to the Arabic and Catalan filmmaking world, as well as to promote a closer collaboration with anyone committed to Arabic filmmaking and film production. In short, we also wish to contribute, through culture and Arts, to bring down readymade perceptions and stereotypes about the Arab and Mediterranean World, that still are rooted in our society.
After last year’s success, this year’s edition of the “Mostra” will take place, for the third year in a row, at the Filmoteca de Catalunya, in the heart of the Raval district, in Barcelona.
Lebanon is this year’s invited country of Honor and therefore the programm will cover a wide range of films from this country.
Movies or documentary movies from 50 minutes, directed by directors from Arab countries within the last 5 years.
• Send a copy in DVD format till 30June 2012. The DVD copy must be subtitled in French, English or Spanish.
C. Carders, 12, Pral
08003 Barcelona (Attn: Meritxell Bragulat)
• Send the participation application during the same submission period to firstname.lastname@example.org attention: Meritxell Bragulat
The Film Festival will only contact the people in charge of the selected films. The copies recieved will not be returned.
If the movie is selected the following delivrables shall be sent starting 15th of july, 2012:
– Synopsis of the film
– Biography and filmography of the director
– Photography of the director and of the film in JPG 300dpi format
– Poster of the film in JPG 300dpi format
– List of the dialogues in timecode (in English, French or Spanish).
The movies will be projected in O.V (original version), subtitled in Catalan or Castellano. The Festival will be providing subtitling for the selected movies.
The Festival will be solely responsible for costs incurred for transporting the selected movies during and in place of the exhibition and their return to the distributor once the Festival is over on a previously agreed protocol.
Promotion and circulation of the selected films
The owners of the film’s rights authorizes the Film Festival to use images (max. 3 minutes) of their film as to promote and advertise the Festival through a communication campaign.
A maximum of 2 screenings will be scheduled for each selected film.
For more information on The Arabic and Mediterranean Film Festival of Catalonia :
C. Carders, 12, Pral- 08003 Barcelona
Phone: 00 34 93 3010171-