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MENA Canada Filmmaking Grant

MENA is teaming up with Movies Move Us to present Vancouver's first filmmaking fund directed to MENA/SWANA artist in Canada!

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We're teaming up with Movies Move Us, a local Vancouver organization supporting social filmmaking and advocacy, to offer a first-of-its-kind grant for a MENA filmmaker in Canada! Submit your pitch for a chance to be awarded $5,000 CAD towards the production of a short film, to be screened globally at the 3rd annual MENA Film Festival in November 2021.

We seek films of any genre and topic, particularly proposals that challenge or otherwise further MENA/SWANA identity and visibility within the larger Canadian context. Applications open May 1 to June 1 2021. Full timeline, guidelines & FAQ below!

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Call for Submissions!

2021 MENA Film Festival

Following a successful digital festival last year, we have exciting plans in store to bring your work to a wider audience base in Vancouver and across Canada!

We seek films of any genre, with particular emphasis on experimental and original portrayals of the MENA region that challenge stereotypes and bend colonial visions of the region and its diaspora. We welcome submissions from emerging as well as established artists from wherever MENA identities are found and forged.

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