Film Submission

Rules and Regulations

Article 1
Casablanca Arab Film Festival accepts entries from all countries of the world to be screened in the following sections of the Festival:
Feature Narrative & Documentary Competition
Short Film Competition (Narrative & Documentary)
Arab Features & Short Films Panorama (Out of Competition)
Moroccan Features & Short Films Panorama (Out of Competition)

Article 2
Only films produced after January 1st, 2022 are eligible for the Feature Narrative Competition, the Short Film Competition. Preference will be given to world and international premieres.

Article 3
The minimum duration of a feature narrative film must be 65 minutes.
The maximum duration of a short film must be 30 minutes.

Article 4
Films participating in the Feature Narrative Competition will be chosen from those that have not been shown in other festivals in Morocco.

Article 5
Once a film has been selected and the invitation to participate at the Festival has been accepted, it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival program.

Article 6
The submission must contain the following:
The film screener link should be available until the end of the selection process.
Only the rights holder or duly authorized person is eligible to submit an entry. Submission of a film to The Casablanca Arab Film Festival implies unconditional acceptance of The Casablanca Arab Film Festival’s Rules and Regulations.
Submitter(s) is/are fully responsible for the authenticity of the information provided.

Article 7
The Festival reserves the right to use all materials cited in Article 7 for promotional purposes and for the Festival Catalog and website.

Article 8
The decision regarding the selection of films and the section in which they will be presented belongs exclusively to the Casablanca Arab Film Festival. The Festival is not obliged to offer comments or reasons for not selecting a film submitted for one of the Festival’s programs.

Article 9
All Screening Copies of the selected films must be made available to the festival by May 16, 2023, and must be made available for the entire festival period, unless otherwise agreed in writing.

Article 10
The invitation sent to a film selected for participation in the program of the Festival must remain strictly confidential between the Festival and the filmmaker/producer or submitter of the film, until the Festival makes an official announcement of its program.

Article 11
The Festival will provide travel to and from Casablanca as well as accommodations for the director of a film selected in the competition section.