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Al Jazeera Documentary Competition 2020

Al Jazeera Documentary Competition 2020

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Application call for Al Jazeera Documentary Competition for Short Film 2020


Al Jazeera Documentary Short Film Competition is a competition for students and young people. The competition is going to held under the supervision of Al Jazeera Documentary Channel from January 01 to February 15, 2020. Moreover, the purpose of the short documentary Al-Jazeera Documentary Competition is to discover and embrace talented students and youth as the main building block for the future of documentary film-making in the Arab world. In addition to that, Al Jazeera hopes that this competition will become a milestone in their careers.


  • First prize: $ 3000
  • Second prize: $ 2000
  • Third prize: $ 1000


  • The applicant individuals must be between 16 and 26 years old.
  • Any selected movie from the first ten will be eligible to show on Al Jazeera Documentary Screen.
  • The duration of the film should not be less than two minutes and not exceed seven minutes. Similarly, the film must be in HD quality and above.
  • To qualify for participation, all works produced outside of the Arabic language must include an Arabic translation.
  • Any topic that serves a personal or public issue, provided that the film includes a clear idea, provided that a topic is defined for the competition starting from the next version.
  • Furthermore, one applicant can submit only one entry.

Al Jazeera 

Al Jazeera is a Qatari state-funded broadcaster in Doha, Qatar, owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network. Initially launched as an Arabic news and current-affairs satellite TV channel, Al Jazeera has since expanded into a network with several outlets, including the Internet and specialty television channels in multiple languages. Al Jazeera Media Network is a major global news organization, with 80 bureaus around the world. The original Al Jazeera Arabic channel’s willingness to broadcast dissenting views, for example on call-in shows, created controversies in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf. The station gained worldwide attention following the outbreak of the war in Afghanistan when its office there was the only channel to cover the war live


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline15 February,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerAl Jazeera



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