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Submission Guidelines Announced for Egyptian Youth Film Competition

The competition is themed ‘Our Ideas Are Different and Cinema Brings Us Together’, and is curated by film critic Emad Yousry.

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Submission Guidelines Announced for Egyptian Youth Film Competition

The management of the Alexandria Mediterranean Film Festival, under the leadership of esteemed film critic El-Amir Abaza, has revealed the details of the second edition of the Egyptian Youth Film Competition. Set to coincide with the festival's 40th edition, the competition is scheduled to take place from October 1st to the 5th, 2024. Themed ‘Our Ideas Are Different and Cinema Brings Us Together’, this year's competition is curated by film critic Emad Yousry.

The Egyptian Youth Film Competition serves as a platform for interaction and dialogue among the youth of various Egyptian governorates. Embracing young talents as the cornerstone of the future film industry, the competition is divided into several sections, including the ‘cinema of life’, cinema on Egypt's rich heritage, and entrepreneurship cinema.

Contestants, aged between 16 and 30 years, are invited to submit films produced in 2024 that tackle a myriad of societal, environmental and heritage-related topics. However, a number of conditions apply, including the film's exclusivity to the competition and adherence to a maximum duration of 30 minutes.

Participation is open to a wide spectrum of individuals and entities, including university and film institute students, school students aged 16 and above, independent filmmakers, youth centres, and various Egyptian institutions and organisations.

Selected filmmakers will have the opportunity to showcase their work at the Alexandria Mediterranean Film Festival.

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