• TV channels
• Production companies
• Independent filmmakers
• Media, social and cultural organizations
• Productions taking part in the Festival competitions are limited to documentary films.
• Films produced only within two years prior to the current festival will be accepted.
• A participant may participate in each of the following categories:
1. Short (up to 30 min.)
2. Medium (31 to 59 min.)
3. Long (more than 60 min.)
• Participating films should either be in Arabic or English. If in Arabic, the films should be subtitled into English. Yet, if in another language, they should be translated, dubbed, or subtitled into English. Also, it is preferable to send the film script if available.
• Participants should send 2 DVD (PAL) copies of the documentary operating on a DVD player.
• Once the participant has received a notification informing him that his film has been preselected, he/she is kindly requested to send a DIGITAL Betacam or DVcam (16 x 9 PAL), registered on two audio channel.
• All film copy sent to the Festival should carry the title of the film, the director's name and his/her e-mail.
• Before films are sent, all commercials, advertisements, trailers, and promotional material should be removed from the footage.
• Please make sure to mark your couriers with “No Commercial Value, For Cultural Purposes Only.”
• Participants should authorize brief sections of their works to be shown on TV or the Internet in order to promote the Festival.
• All Films including Digital Betacam or Betacam SP will be kept in the Festival film library for the sole purpose of research, documentation, and education.
• Films that have competed in previous Aljazeera Festivals may not compete again.
• Festival Management reserves the right to accept or reject any entry, without offering any reasons or explanations.
• Festival Management does not pay Any costs or fees for screening the participating films.
• By participating, participants automatically agree to the conditions outlined herein.
• Films should be sent to the following address:
Aljazeera Media Network /
Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival,
Villa no. 13, Al Eithar Street, Saha 3,
P.O.Box 24123, Doha – Qatar
Tel. (+974) 44896477 – (+974)44896478