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Zoomaal, in partnership with Hivos, are setting up the ‘Must See Film Challenge’

The ‘Must See Film Challenge’ will foster the vibrant independent film makers community in the Arab region and gives an opportunity for every aspiring film maker to get noticed by the crowd. The world as its audience! The challenge aims to gather movies from all genres and in all forms from around the Arab World that people won't find anywhere else. 

Movies the world must see! 

The ‘Must See Film Challenge’ seeks untold stories and unspoken voices from horrors to documentaries to adventures to comedies, from a Youtube series to anime.

The ‘Must See Film Challenge’ is an opportunity for every aspiring film maker to benefit from immediate exposure from movie buffs, movie industry professionals to movie lovers. Are you a movie maker then submit your movie project on Zoomaal's platform with the chance to receive up to $20,000 in matched funding, unlimited acknowledgments and a super career.

The deadline for project submissions is on the 15th of August 2014. 

Projects cannot be submitted during the challenge period: 20th of August - 20th of September.

All projects that are live on Zoomaal during the challenge period and follow the 'Must See Film Challenge' rules will be part of the challenge.








1
Geographical focus
Films must be directed by Arab filmmakers. We encourage everyone from the region to apply.

2
Impact
The project needs to be innovative and/or pioneering. Where unique stories from the Arab World are highlighted. Stories that are told in ways beyond the traditional feature film are encouraged to apply.

3
Up to $25,000
Only projects that require a maximum budget of $25,000 will be allowed to apply in the challenge.

4
Not Zoomaal Prohibited
Projects must pass Zoomaal’s screening criteria which bans charity, religious, political, alcohol, adult, and tobacco projects, while primarily focusing on creative and sustainable development projects in the Arab world.
If you think your project should be eligible regardless of the above guidelines, please send us an email to support@zoomaal.com and we'll reply to you within 2 business days.

Qualified projects will receive a matched amount for every contribution their project receives.

For example, if Funder X contributes $100 to your project, you will receive an equally matched fund of $100 by Hivos.

Your project can receive the matched funding until either the allocated prize money ($20.000) is totally spent or until the deadline of the Challenge (15 September 2014).

Keep in mind that:
- The maximum of matched funds per transaction is set at: $100
- Only electronic payments are matched, i.e. PayPal and credit card integrations


Prize Details:



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    MENA: lights! camera! action!

    by Aida Khemiri

    Same stories about women happening in three different Arab cities: Beirut, Cairo, and Tunis.

    Successfully Funded
    $5,576 Raised(186%) — 61 Funders
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    Amal, a film by Yasmine Ghorayeb

    by Yasmine Ghorayeb

    A movie exploring a day in the life of a woman in her struggle to fight domestic violence

    Successfully Funded
    $17,000 Raised(106%) — 100 Funders
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    RainDrop: producing short animated..

    by Marwan Chaar

    RainDrop will create short, simple, animated videos of Al Ghazali's key works.

    Successfully Funded
    $5,300 Raised(106%) — 34 Funders
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    From Inside - Short Film -

    by Ramy El Gabry

    From inside, Short film about beautiful souls we can't see by eyes, but we can see by heart

    Successfully Funded
    $15,000 Raised(100%) — 155 Funders
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    Tangency

    by Bashi Kasawneh

    A teenage gypsy discovers that a refugee girl has been stealing from his dumpster.

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    Blown-Up Perspectives

    by Rana

    The story of Youmna, an anxious girl living in Beirut in the period of terrorist attacks.

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    by Galal Zekri-Chatila

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    Sitcom Lebnene

    by Ralf Karam

    Lebanon's first satire animated series about a dysfunctional family living in Beirut.

    Campaign Ended
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    Syrian Refugees... organs for sale..

    by Dareen Hasan

    Syrian refugees in Lebanon now they are facing extreme poverty .they start to sell their organs

    Campaign Ended
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    by Yassine Alaoui Ismai..

    The story of a kid from a poor hood in Casablanca who made it to be a breakdance world champion

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    The Dragon Tears: an animation sto..

    by Ghada Terawi

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    Campaign Ended
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    The Shittiest Short Film Ever Made

    by Wissam Kamal

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    A series of short documentaries ab..

    by Ayoub Abbous

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    by Mahmoud Abu Ghalwa

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    LETAM

    by Muhannad Lamin

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    by Belayachi Marouane

    A fashion lover from a small religious town. Defying her entourage and out-doing herself.

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    A5la2 Baladna

    by Tymour Kadry

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    On The Other Side

    by Feras Fayyad

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    Campaign Ended
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    Choice

    by تغريد العزة

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    The Victim

    by Safwan Nasser EL Din

    "The Victim" is the strongest anti-sexual harassment film campaign in the Middle East

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    العالم بعد 73 كم

    by Tariq

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    Campaign Ended
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    TRAVEL: Feature Documentary Film

    by Yasser Kassab

    My partner Rima and I carrying our luggage for two years out of Syria.

    Campaign Ended
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    5678 LBDC - Lebanese Best Dance Crew

    by Elie Fleyhan

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    Campaign Ended
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    The auto rickshaws driver movie

    by Ahmed Elekiaby

    To can live, he had to work as auto rickshaws driver and then he lost it, what can he do?

    Campaign Ended
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    فيلم الدراجة

    by Tarek Rezgui

    .فيلم الدراجة هو مشروع فيلم وثائقي عن الفئات الفقيرة

    Campaign Ended
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    أول بطل كرتوني ذو إ..

    by Abdelouahid Stitou

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    Campaign Ended
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    حائط الجنون

    by Tayseer Hamwi

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    Campaign Ended
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    Villages of the Absent

    by Omario Shami

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    Campaign Ended
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    13-51

    by Amr Ayman

    They wanted him to lose his memory, but he lost it himself.

    Campaign Ended
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    Short film : الخير بالخي..

    by Zakaria Lahrir

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    Campaign Ended
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    Other plans

    by Abdelrahman

    A man suddenly finds out that time stopped and he's living in 1 moment for the rest of his life

    Campaign Ended
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    by محمد سعيد ع..

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    Campaign Ended
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    The Arab World Story

    by Abraam Samy

    we want to produce a documentary film that combine between the history and the future of Arabs

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    Evolve

    by Mohamed Khalifa

    Evolve is intended to be the first part of the first ever Egyptian Sci-Fi Trilogy.

    Campaign Ended
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    Fiction Film “ Salma” – Insp..

    by Nihad Sabri

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    Campaign Ended