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The Ismailia Co-Production Platform Submissions Deadline Extended until 22nd April

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Takes Place during Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts

The Ismailia Co-Production Platform Submissions Deadline Extended until 22nd April

The Ismailia International Film Festival has extended the deadline for the submission of film entries at the 2nd Ismailia Co-production Platform for only one week which ends this April 22nd, 2014. Running on June 5 , 6 and 7, 2014, the co-production platform postponed the deadline to give filmmakers greater opportunities to present their projects at the 17th installment of the festival which will run from 3 to 8 June, 2014.

The Ismailia Co-production Platform, the first Arab co-production forum primarily dedicated to documentaries, will be an opportunity to have meetings with experts, sales agents, and funders. Filmmakers from all over the world, who have a project with "an Arab connection" (director, producer, co-producer, main talent, location, subject matter, etc...) are encouraged to apply with feature-length creative documentaries either at the development or post-production phase and all applications must be in English.

The Co-production Platform aims to support new and emerging creative filmmakers to make their projects see the light. This comes as a part of Ismailia festival's commitment to support creativity, imagination and freedom of expression through endorsing the work of creative filmmakers and artists interested in telling stories about the Arab region.

The Ismailia Co-production Platform will take place on June 5, 6 and 7, 2014, where the festival selects approximately 8 -10 projects in development and 2-4 works-in-progress. The deadline for applications is April 22nd, 2014. The festival will then invite the project representatives, were they directors or producers, to come to Ismailia for three days during which they will have a schedule of one-to-one meetings with Egyptian and international producers, distributors, and sales agents.

Most importantly they will also meet with the jury of the Co-production Platform who will choose the projects that will win the development grants and the funding.

Prizes offered by Ismailia Co-production Platform:

- Development prize of USD 5000

- Post-production prizes in the form of Post Production facilities worth up to USD 15,000 per prize

- More prizes will be announced

To apply, send applications to:

The Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts is one of the Arab world's major film festivals, and the first to be exclusively dedicated to documentaries and shorts. The festival was first launched in 1988 under the jurisdiction of the National Cinema Center, to continue afterwards as one of three film festivals coordinated by Egypt's Ministry of Culture.

The submission form and the regulations are on the festival's official website: