Tripoli, 28 February 2013:
A new short film competition, the . . .[restrict]Libya Movie Awards, is now looking for entries for its first ever contest.
The competition, run by the Italian Cultural Institute and local NGO 1-Libya, and funded by the European Union, is aimed at talented young Libyan film makers.
Films should be between one and ten minutes long. They must fall into one of the specified categories, which are: creative (for example drama, comedy or horror), culture, human rights, trailers, music videos, animation, awareness-raising videos or documentary. All entrants must be Libyan nationals.
The competition hopes to encourage the creation of a Libyan film industry and help build a community of film-makers. As well as discovering new Libyan talent, the contest will give a platform to show social issues in the country after the revolution.
The actual award ceremony will be held as part of a three-day event. There will be workshops and lectures about film-making in the mornings and in the afternoons the award-winning short films will be shown.
The prizes will be professional equipment to help winners produce more high-quality work and boost their career prospects.
The deadline is 20 March 2013.
For more information see: https://www.facebook.com/LibyaMovieAwards?fref=ts
For an application form, email: [email protected] [/restrict]