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Call for Submissions to the Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary Film Festival

Festivals 2019-02-24

Al Jazeera Balkans announces a Call to authors and production companies to participate in the second edition of the Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary Film Festival (AJB DOC), which will take place in Sarajevo from 20th to 24th September 2019. The Festival will focus on documentary films intended for television broadcasting.

The AJB DOC Film Festival is the result of the Al Jazeera Balkans’ long-year television experience in production, acquisition and broadcasting of documentaries. Its objective is to promote authors and films dealing with social phenomena, while focusing of universal human values.

Submissions for the second edition of the AJB DOC Film Festival will be made through the application form on the web site www.ajbdoc.ba or through the Film Freeway platform. The first submission deadline is May 10th. The extended deadline will be May 31st, 2019.

There is no country-of-origin limitation for producers and authors who wish to submit their film. One of the main criteria is a TV documentary format with a minimum duration of 22 to 27 minutes and a maximum of 44 to 52 minutes. All additional details regarding submissions and rules and regulations are available on the official festival site.

The official selection of the AJB DOC Film Festival will be announced at the beginning of September 2019.

The official competition programme will present 12 documentary films. Four films will be screened in the out-of-competition programme Last Minute Cinema and three in the special AJB Screening programme.  

The AJB DOC Film Festival will present awards in three categories and all selected films can be considered for an acquisition agreement with the Al Jazeera Balkans and broadcast on its TV Channel.