The management of the Jerusalem International Film Festival, headed by Dr. Ezzedine Shalah, announced the reception of films and scenarios for the sixth session of the festival entitled “Bethlehem, the Capital of Arab Culture” from 03/08/2021 to 05/10/2021 in order to participate in the festival which will start on 29/11/2021, coinciding with the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, until
Dr. Shalah stated that the festival receives feature films, long and short documentaries to compete for the Golden Olive Branch Prize for each category, in addition to the Golden Olive Branch Prize for the Best Actor and Actress, the Production Prize, the Screenplay Prize, and Photography Prize, as well as the Artist “Mohammed Bakri” Prize for the Best National Long Documentary. Furthermore, the festival also receives amateur films to give the opportunity to all filmmakers, film lovers and students all over the world to participate in the festival. It is worth mentioning that this session will include three workshops on screenwriting, direction and production.
There are two prizes for the feature film scenario. The first one is the Golden Olive Branch Prize for the Best Long Feature Film, and the second is the Golden Olive Branch Prize for the Best Short Feature Film in order to encourage screenwriters to write their scenarios about Palestine.
The conditions of the scenario prize:
1. The scenario should deal with the Palestinian cause directly or indirectly.
2. The scenario should be for a long or short feature film.
3. The competitor should present a summary and dramatic treatment for the long scenario in addition to the original scenario.
4. Anyone who meets the above conditions can apply to the competition regardless of nationality or country of residence.
To participate, fill out the form on the festival’s website: https://jiffps.com/ar/
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