Sikka Art Fair Opens Film Submissions

Jan 30,2018

The Sikka Art Fair is back  and this year the exciting public art festival will be held from the 17th – 26th March in the Al – Fahidi neighborhood.

"The SIKKA Art Fair, is an initiative by Dubai Culture, it showcases works of artists based in the UAE and GCC region. It represents numerous nations, encouraging them to share their talent with the wider community while fostering a culture of art in Dubai" – Sikka Art Fair, Dubai Culture

The organizers of the fair invite all UAE based filmmakers to send in their applications for a chance to have their film (or films) screened at the festival.

Filmmakers need to send in an application for their film to be considered. One or more films can be submitted per applicant. There is no age restriction which means young filmmakers can get involved as well. Although individuals under 18 must get a family member above 18 to submit the application for them.

Films don't necessarily have to be completed. However, if accepted by Sikka Art Fair you must complete the work by the 22nd February 2018.

Films must be no longer than 90 minutes and no less than 2 minutes. All genres are accepted however, they should be culturally appropriate to the UAE and should not include a political or religious agenda. Early entry ends on the 15th February although applications will remain open until 22nd February. Apply early, To give yourself the best chance, 

Completed applications can be sent to with the subject title: Sikka Art Fair 2018 / Film Submission / Participants Name. The application form should include a YouTube or Vimeo link to your film.