4th Annual

Original Narrative - Student Short Film Festival

February 11, 2017 to February 14, 2017

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Dubai Dubai 28282
United Arab Emirates
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Short Fiction
Dream the impossible. Then film it. The short film should present an original fictitious story of any genre. Shortlists will be judged on storyline, sound & image quality and performance believability.
Short Documentary
Sometimes, the most unbelievable stories are the ones you simply can’t make up. Your short film documentary should present a factual report on a chosen subject or idea. Shortlists will be judged on storyline, sound & image quality and performance believability.
Short Animation
In the immortal words of a certain delusional space ranger: To infinity. And beyond! The short film should tell a story by giving life to inanimate objects or character designs. Shortlists will be judged on storyline, sound & image quality and aesthetic innovation.
Short Screenplay
It all starts here. As any filmmaker knows, a good script is the backbone of a good film. In this category, we’re looking for a screenplay that tells an original story (not based upon previously published material). Shortlists will be judged on storyline, structure, characters and style.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

We hope to inspire, recognize and reward the up-and-coming filmmakers of tomorrow, showcasing students’ short films and screenplays from the world, and providing a much-needed hub for students to network with peers and established industry professionals.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Ideas rarely come into the world fully formed.To determine what something is, we must first determine what it is not. Ideas are conceived, changed, amended, redesigned, or scrapped altogether. But as any creative person knows, an idea scrapped is not an idea lost - it is simply part of the evolution of that idea. A crumpled piece of paper isn’t a sign of defeat, but rather of triumph. Ideas that make history are built on a succession of crumpled papers. With every piece of crumpled paper, our ideas grow better, bigger and grander.

This spirit of trial and error serves as the inspiration for Original Narrative, hosted in Dubai. It aims to celebrate this inexhaustible process of creativity and learning, honoring not only the Original Narrative, but the endless efforts invested in reaching the final idea.

Original Narrative offers new talents the chance to write and create innovative films and aims to raise the profile of these talented individuals.

ORGANIZERS

original narrative (Festival Admin)

GENERAL RULES

Participation is free. Both local and international entries are welcome.
Deadline for submissions: January 5, 2017.
Material must not present any culturally, religiously or sexually offensive content.
Festival Selection Board will allow up to 2 entries by the same student, but not in the same category.
Entrant will allow usage of footage, but films will never be screened without the entrant’s approval.
Students must be aged between 18 and 25 years old.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

ALL WORK SHOULD BE STUDENT WORK
ALL WORK SHOULD BE STUDENT WORK
ALL WORK SHOULD BE STUDENT WORK