Samawa Cinema

Samawa Cinema is a group in Iraq working five years ago in the screening of films in cooperation with various cultural institutions. Movies are displayed in different dates, and in different regions. There are no prizes, only certificates are awarded for the films being picked.There are multiple events, all year round and even after the specified date we can choose movies in a special event. We are holding various agreements inside and outside Iraq by providing films to participate in festivals and others as well. So all the movies that we get have the opportunity to show.So, as soon as you share with us and put your film, we consider this to be your official approval. To authorize Samawah Cinema. To present the film to several festivals.As we choose annually. 10 films for the purpose of supporting in the joint distribution by us. Especially in the Arab regions. It's all free only if the film gets a cash prize that is deducted only 2 percent. The rest are sent to filmmakers. If the film received a moral award, for example a cup or medal. It is sent to the film maker. With the publication of film details in the media and talk about.The film will be distributed for one year only.

Awards & Prizes
A certificate of appreciation and participation

Rules & Terms
1-All categories, short and long films.
2-Years of production: 2016 - 2017.
3-Movies must be protected by a secret number.
4-Movies shown on TV or social networks are not acceptable.
5-The selection of films will be monthly.
6-Favorite movies are silent and without dialogue.
7-The film must contain an English translation.
8-If the film is accepted as part of the Samawa Cinema Options, the group has the right to present it in Iraq at more than one forum, festivals and cooperatives in Europe, Asia and Africa. The Director will be notified of his participation or travel to the festival in the case of tickets for travel and accommodation. In case of any money or prizes, it will be sent by us.
9-If the film is accepted, Samawa Cinema will participate in the joint distribution of the film

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Dates & Deadlines
April 3, 2017
Opening Date
June 20, 2018
Earlybird Deadline
August 10, 2018
Notification Date
September 20 – 22, 2018
Event Date
Categories & Fees
Fiction (Short - Long)
Documentary (short - long)
Experimental (short - long)
Animation (short - long)
Silent film without dialogue (short - long)
Special films for children (long - short)
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