Film competition calls for more entries

Amateur filmmakers are being urged to enter their short films into BMW's second annual MINI film festival.


BMW Group Middle East's second annual MINI Film Festival is urging amateur filmmakers in the Middle East to enter their short films into a competition. The competition, which began on June 7 2007 will accept entries until November 1, 2007.

"We received 55 high-calibre entries last year, from filmmakers across the entire Middle East region including Iran, India, and Pakistan," commented Raymon Gedeon, brand manager for MINI, BMW Group Middle East. "We even received international entries from the USA and Denmark. The MINI Film Festival 2007 is another opportunity for talented people to really think laterally, creatively, and innovatively to come up with some exceptional views of life in the Middle East to share with the world."

With the theme "INCREDIBLY ......", entrants are asked to create original short films of up to 15 minutes duration, with submissions in DVD, DV or VHS format. Judging will be based on creativity, originality, script, editing and production. All films must abide by Islamic and local customs with no nudity or political content.

This year's winner will walk away with an Apple Mac Pro with a 30" Cinema Display screen and a copy of Final Cut Studio 5.1. The second winner will receive a professional video camera and the third will be offered a free course in filmmaking at a regional film institute.

Candidates can download entry forms from

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