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Oman-India Short Film Festival is Just Two Months Away | Apply Today

Oman-India Short Film Festival 2018 is going to be organised by the Embassy of India, Muscat, in association with Oman Film Society and Kalamandalam.

The film festival will be held from August 8-10, to celebrate 70 years of Indian Independence, This is for the first time that Oman is organising an Indo-Oman Short Film Festival, with the participation of Indian and Omani film-makers.

Festivals like these are hoped to become a significant milestone in the cultural relationships between India and Oman. The festival is for short films produced in Arabic, English, or an Indian language. However, there must be English subtitles for the non-English short films. The festival aims at motivating and encouraging Oman’s short film-makers. Thus, most of the short films’ scenes need to be cinematographed in Oman, excluding some unavoidable scenes.

“It’s a No-Fee Film Festival”

Only an Omani national or an Indian expatriate at Oman who has directed a short film is eligible for participation. The film length must not exceed from 5 minutes to 15 minutes. The films should have been completed or produced after 31 December 2015.  July 15 is the last date of entry submission.

Cash awards, certificates and mementos will be given in the following categories:

Best short film – RO500
Best child short film (Under-19 year category) – RO300
Best director, best actor male, best actor female, best cinematographer and best screenplay – RO250 each
Best child director, best child actor male, best child actor female, best child cinematographer, and best child screenplay – RO150 each

For further details, contact S N Gopakumar (96057566) and Biju Varghese (99013344) or Email at:


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