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What is THE Sundance TV Shorts Competition?

beIN is partnering with SundanceTV for the first SundanceTV Shorts Competition in the region. We have a panel of prominent jurors to support up-and-coming talent, whilst celebrating creativity and uniqueness. The competition is open to entrants from a number of MENA countries, providing a unique platform that showcases emerging filmmakers and original storytellers.

Why participate?

It’s the ideal platform to exhibit your passion for filmmaking, opening up a world of opportunity with recognised brands such as SundanceTV and beIN.
How can you participate?
Meet Competition Criteria
  • The contest is only open to individuals who have directed or produced a film (not companies)
  • Films should be no longer than 15 minutes and must be delivered with English subtitles if English is not the spoken language.
  • All genres welcome including, but not limited to, narrative, documentary, animation, etc.
  • Entries must meet SundanceTV’s official rules and technical requirements, CHECK HERE
Check important dates
  • 4 August
    Competition launch and submissions are open
  • 25 October
    deadline of the competition, last day to submit your entries
  • November
    Announcing the winner and runner-ups winner movie broadcasted on AMC channels exclusive to beIN
Prizes: Winner and Runner-ups

Grand prize

  • A one-on-one Masterclass experience with Actress and Producer Uma Thurman
  • A one-on-one live streamed Q&A with Uma Thurman
  • Short film broadcast on SundanceTV channel exclusive to beIN on Channel 75
  • A home entertainment package
  • beIN CONNECT voucher for one (1) year

The Runners-Up prizes

  • Short film broadcast on SundanceTV channel exclusive to beIN on Channel 75
  • A home entertainment package
  • USD$50 worth of beIN Video-On-Demand credit once subscribed to the beIN TV platform /li>
About Sundance TV
SundanceTV is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold and imaginative, SundanceTV offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of high-quality independent feature films and documentaries, and local Arabic productions.  It is available on channel 75 exclusively on beIN in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).