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Palestine Cinema Days announces that submission for the 2023 Palestinian Sunbird Documentary Competition is now open. 

An independent jury of three members will choose and announce the winner of the Palestinian Sunbird Documentary Competition during the closing ceremony of Palestine Cinema Days on November 01, 2023.
The winning project of the Palestinian Sunbird Documentary Competition will receive a prize of US$5,000.
Eligible for the Sunbird Documentary Competition are Documentaries, which
  • Have been produced in 2022/23. 
  • Have not yet been premiered in Palestine.
  • Have a minimum duration of 52 minutes.
  • Have neither been presented on television or online. 
Guidelines and regulations:
  • Only the rights holder or duly authorized person is eligible to submit the film.
  • The film screener should be available until the end of the selection process.
  • The submitter is fully responsible for the authenticity of the information provided.
  • If the film is not selected and has a clear connection to Palestine in terms of story and/or the director is Palestinian, and/or Palestine is a country of production, Palestine Cinema Days reserves the right to consider the film for the Masarat section. 
  • If the film is selected, Palestine Cinema Days reserves the right to use the material and information submitted in the application form for promotional purposes and for Palestine Cinema Days’ Catalogue, website and social media.
  • If the film is selected, Palestine Cinema Days reserves the right to use segments of the film in the generic promotional videos/trailers that will be screened in screening halls and posted on Palestine Cinema Days’ website and social media.   
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered for evaluation nor will the applicant be contacted to send the missing material.
  • Applications or supporting material sent by email will not be considered. Only submissions through the electronic application form are accepted.

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Submission deadline: August 10th, 2023    
For enquiries and information, please contact: [email protected]