Films have the unique ability to transcend cultural and linguistic barriers. They can easily convey and simplify complex socio-political issues and cultural perspectives to diverse audiences around the world. In light of film’s unique nature, the Arab Film House in its 2022 iteration invites amateur filmmakers in Qatar, the United States, and globally to submit short films that they believe convey the stories representing their culture, heritage, and creativity.
The focus of this year’s inaugural contest will be centered around changing the narrative of how Arabs, Muslims, and people of the greater Middle East are presented in Western media. Through the medium of the short film, this year’s festival hopes to collect and present the unique stories and adventures that form the identities of Arab-Americans, Muslim-Americans, and other relevant groups. Through this contest, it is our hope that a new generation of filmmakers can be empowered and be provided a platform to share their stories.
Click on the link below to read about the contest rules and how to submit.