Saturday, April 08, 2006

Chicagoland Independent Middle East Film & Comedy Festival Oct. 7-8, 2006

Independent Middle East Film & Comedy Festival

Chicago, October 7 and 8, 2006.

More than 24 films will be screened. Entries that include films, documentaries and comedies that address any aspect of the Middle East can be submitted for judging and screening.

The festival is hosted by the Southwest Arab American Coalition, the National Arab American Journalists Association (Chicago Chapter), The Future News Newspaper, and al-Offok al-Arabi Newspaper.

Screenings will be held on Saturday Oct. 7, 2006 and Sunday Oct. 8, 2006 at the Bridgeview Community Center Theater (seating 450).

Categories include:

Film: Under 15 minutes, 16-45 Minutes; 46-90 Minutes

Documentary: Under 15 minutes, 16-45 Minutes; 46-90 Minutes

Comedy/Humor: Under 15 minutes, 16-45 Minutes; 46-90 Minutes

Miscellaneous (PSAs, Advertising, Commercials, other) (Under 5 minutes only)

Submission deadline (Postmarked) August 15, 2006.

Finalists will be notified by email Sept. 15, 2006. Entry fee is $45. Download and complete the entry submission form.

The Festival is also seeking comedians who wish to appear as emcees introducing submission entries. Any interested comedian or performer should send a Demo Tape to: Hanania Enterprises Ltd., PO Box 2127, Orland Park, IL., 60462.

The festival is seeking mainly performers who live in the Midwest, but performers from other regions are also welcome to submit a request to perform. Comedians who use foul language, swear or use offensive religious references will be eliminated from consideration. All comedy performances must be family oriented.

For more information, visit: (Please circulate widely) This festival is open to ALL filmmakers, producers and screenwriters of all races, nationality of religions. All entries will be considered.