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Funding Program

  • M Sparks, a funding program brought by NDUIFF in collaboration with M.Media, aims to support up-and-coming filmmakers in their pursuit to present their creative vision to the world. M Sparks, in partnership with the NDUIFF will fund a minimum of three winning projects, selected by a jury committee.

    How to participate in the M Sparks Program

    Candidate Profile

    • Is a Lebanese citizen;
    • Holds a university degree in media, cinema, fine arts, audiovisual arts, communication arts, journalism, or other degrees related to the field;
    • Has executed at least one short film (graduation film project is accepted as a qualifier);
    • Is not currently an employee of, and has no family relation to, M Media, the NDUIFF main administrators or the judging committee.

    Submission Kit

    • Candidate showreel;
    • Film synopsis;
    • Motivation letter;
    • Script (if available);
    • Treatment (including references/mood boards/etc.);
    • Detailed budget: financial plan and feasibility study;
    • Guarantee to cover the remaining production cost;
    • Candidate CV;
    • Copy of ID and diploma;
    • Winners will benefit from an exclusive digital distribution contract from M.Media;
    • Winning films should be executed before November 2017.

    Submission Details

    Submission Opening: April 5, 2017

    Deadline: April 30, 2017
    Contact: Gilbert Mhanna | gilbert.mhanna@ndu.edu.lb


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