Call for Entries 2016

The 10th Arabic and Mediterranean Film Festival of Catalonia

8-13 November 2016
Filmoteca de Catalunya

Despite all the obstacles and difficulties we’ve come up against along the way, this year we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the “Mostra”. Ten years trying to fill a vacuum in the Catalan cultural scene, by giving voice to Arab and Mediterranean cinema in Catalonia. We are convinced that cinema can, among other things, help us understand the world we live in, and also encourage a critical spirit. This critical thinking that is so necessary for us to advance in a world in convulsion, complex and full of challenges. A world in full transformation that now more than never needs the empathy and solidarity among all the human beings that live in it.
After a year of impasse, this year we return to the “Filmoteca de Catalunya”. We will also recover the element of the guest country, and we do so by opening the doors to the cinema of Morocco. In the Mostra of 2016, therefore, we will give a special place to films from this North African country.

Participation requirements

1- Movies or documentary movies from 60 minutes, directed by directors from Arab countries within the last 5 years (unlimited for films from invited country).

2-  Send a download link or DVD copy till 20th June 2016. The film must be subtitled in French, English or Spanish.

3- The Film Festival will only contact the people in charge of the selected films. The copies received will not be returned.

4- The selected films will be published on the “ Mostra” blog in 20th July 2016.

Selected Movies

5- If  the movie is selected the following delivrables shall be sent till 30th of july, 2016:

  • Synopsis
  • 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).

Movies’ Subtitles

6- The movies will be projected in V.O (original version), subtitled in Catalan or Castellano. The Festival will be providing subtitling for the selected movies.


7- 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

8- 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.


9- A maximum of 2 screenings will be scheduled for each selected film.

For more information on The Arabic and Mediterranean Film Festival of Catalonia, please contact to  Meritxell Bragulat:

Pg. Salvat Papasseït, 1, 1a planta- 08003 Barcelona
Phone: 00 34 93 3010171-
Skype: sodepau1