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Manuel Rivera-Oritz Filmmaking Competition 2017 (Prize: US $5,000)



Manuel Rivera-Oritz Filmmaking Competition 2017 (Prize: US $5,000)

Manuel Rivera-Oritz Foundation is conducting a Filmmaking Competition for young filmmakers. The films with subjects like of human unrest, famine, disease, national and international politics can participate.  US $5000 will be granted for films winning in Short-Short Documentary Film category.



  1. Documentary “Short-Short” Feature (Running Time: 10 to 30 minutes including credits)
  2. Documentary “Short-Short” Historical (Historical Theme with a running time of 10 to 30 minutes including credit)

Eligibility for participating Manuel Rivera-Oritz Filmmaking Competition 2017


  1. The film must have been completed no earlier than two years (24 months)
  2. Length of Film: No less than10 minutes and no more than 30 minutes
  3. Video File Size: No larger than 2.5 gigabytes
  4. The participants holding original copyrights of their film are only eligible to participate.
  5. All Non-English speaking films must be provided with English subtitles
  6. Supporting File Formats: HD 1080p format • HDTV (16:9) 2048×1152 pixels • SDTV (4:3) 2048×1536 pixels • Panavision (2.39:1) 2048×856 pixels
  7. Only documentary works are eligible

Deadline: March 31. 12.00

How to submit your Short Film For this competition?

The interested participants can submit their entry via electronic mail to  before 12.00 on March 31 with details such as- Your CV/Résumé, Project overview, Personal Head Shot for each project member and trailer of the respective film(optional.)

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