Filmmakers living in the UAE with any nationality, now have the opportunity to submit a short film to the Happiness Film competition. The topic of the submissions must focus on how to attain happiness. Any genre can be used to deliver the positivity. Films must be one minute in length and the deadline for submissions is the 20th March.
The idea is to produce a one-minute short film that reflects upon an individuals convictions, beliefs and perspectives on happiness. The content of the film should be positive, inspirational and meaningful.
Films may tackle a specific positive value, an inspirational personal/social experience, or simply highlight a positive and inspirational character in a creative and meaningful context.
An award ceremony will be held on the 18th April and winning submissions will be screened between 19th April and 30th July.
Winners will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the Cannes film festival, and a cash prize. The first prize winner will receive 50,000 AED with the second and third placed receiving cheques of 30,000 AED and 20,000 AED. The fourth and fifth place will have their submissions screened at VOX, along with a certificate of appreciation and an award trophy.
What are you waiting for! Lights, camera, action!
Participation is open to all UAE residents except film production companies. Find out more about the challenge on the competition website.