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Video Competition about your culture

Deadline: 22 November 2013
Open to: general public as well as to professional filmmakers, animators and video artists
Prize: $1,000


Why does culture matter? How does it matter? What role does culture play in our lives, as individuals, and as members of a community? Some of our most profound, invigorating, and provocative moments are experienced while we live art or take part in a cultural event. And yet, it is no easy task to name why culture is important and why we need to give it our full support. Why is culture important to you?

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture announces ‘Why Culture? Video Competition’. The challenge is to create a 2 minute video that delivers a concept on why culture matters.


The competition is open to the general public as well as to professional filmmakers, animators and video artists. There are two categories to win: The Voter’s Selection Award and The AFAC Selection Award.

Videos can be filmed using professional, semi-professional, amateur video cameras or smartphones. Video duration should not exceed 2 minutes and the submitted file size should not exceed 100 MB. If there is language use in the video, it must be, partially or entirely, in Arabic. Both formal and colloquial Arabic are acceptable.


The winner of The Voter’s Selection Award and the winner of the AFAC Selection Award will be given recognition on AFAC news bulletin and will receive an award of $1,000 each. They will also be invited to attend an AFAC event to be acknowledged for their work.

The two winning videos and the shortlisted top ten will be displayed on AFAC’s website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page giving recognition to their directors.


Video submissions should be sent through password-protected links on Vimeo, YouTube, DropBox or other similar websites. Send your submission link to the following email address: and be sure to mention your full name and your country of origin. Deadline for submission is November 22 , 2013.

Visit the official website.

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