A great figure in Hollywood cinema, Uma Thurman has joined the jury of the Sundace TV MENA edition, alongside filmmakers Annemarie Jacir and Sophia Al-Maria.
SundanceTV’s first round short film competition in the North Africa and Middle East region, chose a 5-star jury.
Uma Thurman, Anne Marie Jacir and Sophia Al-Maria complete the jury composed of Harold Gronenthal, TV industry veteran who is executive vice president, programming and marketing for AMC Networks International, a SundanceTV broadcaster outside of North America.
The competition will welcome applications until October 25, and the grand prize will include an exclusive masterclass with Uma Thurman, Golden Globe winner and Academy Award and Primetime Emmy Award nominee.
The winner and three finalists will be announced in November and their films will be screened during the festival and broadcast exclusively on SundanceTV, on beIN’s channel 75 in the MENA region, later this year.
Launched by SundanceTV in collaboration with beIN Media Group and the Doha Film Institute, the MENA Edition of the SundanceTV Short Film Competition is a platform for independent storytellers and emerging talent in the region to share their stories.
Anyone interested in entering SundanceTV’s 2020 MENA Short Film Competition can now enjoy an additional week and enter their film (s) through October 25 on www.SundanceShortsMENA.com/submission-form/ .
Applications can be submitted by the producer or director, who must provide proof of residency in the MENA region.
Films should be no longer than 15 minutes and should have English subtitles, if English is not the spoken language. Submissions will be judged on creativity, entertainment value, story originality and production value.