Call for Applications

Call for Applications: Talent Beirut for film talents from the Arab World.

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Application Deadline: May 24, 2016.

Talents Beirut is a project that aims to support film talents from the Arab World, allowing them to reflect on their own works by connecting with other emerging and confirmed talents, and by discovering new ways to approach the art of film making, whether from technical or theoretical point of views.


Application for Talents Beirut 2016 will only be processed if applicants meet the following requirements:

  • 1. Applicants have submitted a complete application, including a sample of work. Please note that the application is individual and we cannot accept team applications. You must have obtained the consent of the other copyright owners for the use of the work sample submitted.

  • 2.Applicants work in one of these areas: cinematography, editing, sound design/score composition.

  • 3.Applicants have directly contributed to at least one short film with a credit as cinematographer, editor or sound designer/score composer, this film was screened at a recognised film festival, OR you have worked on this film with afore-mentioned credit as a student at a film school or in a film programme.

  • 4.Applicants must be a citizen of one of the following Arab countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. You must be residing in one of these countries and be at least 18 years of age by September 2016. Participants must be fluent in English and Arabic. French is a plus.


The application consists of two parts:

Part 1: On-line application
Fill in and complete the application form online.

 Part 2: Submit a sample of work

You have to send in ONE of the following items as a sample of your work. Please contact us for more information or if you have trouble uploading.

 2.1. Film sample of THREE MINUTES in length.

Please be advised we do not accept show reels. In case the film sample is not subtitled, please provide it with English subtitles. Do not forget to identify your submission with your name. Instead of submitting film material, sound designers/score composers have the following OPTION:

 2.2 For sound designers/composers ONLY:
Your sample of work should be a continuous sequence of video. The maximum length is 3 minutes.

 2.3 For editors ONLY:

Your sample of work must be a continuous scene of up to 15 minutes maximum. The submitted scene must be one you have edited yourself but not necessarily directed.

Application deadline

The Talents Beirut 2016 deadline for reception of your complete application will be May 24, 2016.

Contact the organisers for further details- +961 1 332 661

 Event period

September 22-26, 2016 alongside the German Film Week in Beirut from September 22-30, 2016.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Talent Beirut

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