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Maskoon Fantastic Film Festival 2017 - Short Film Competition (23/02/2017)

Call for submissions - Maskoon Fantastic Film Festival 2017

Shoot a genre short film and get a chance to win big at the first fantastic Film Festival in the Middle-East


The second edition of Maskoon, the Arab World's First Fantastic Film Festival will take place at Metropolis Empire Sofil, Beirut in September 2017. 


A call is open for participation in a competition for genre short films revolving around the theme of MASKOON/HAUNTED.


An international jury will award 2 winning films (a monetary prize and an invitation to attend a prestigious International Film Festival).

Results will be announced during Maskoon Fantastic Film Festival 2017.


The deadline to submit your short film is July 25, 2017.






  •  Lebanese filmmakers, students and amateurs




Maskoon Fantastic Film Festival seeks independent short films (fiction or animation) from any of the following main genre groups:

  • Horror, Supernatural
  • Sci-Fi, Fantasy
  • Crime, Action, Thriller, Suspense
  • Dark Comedy


Revolving around the theme MASKOON/HAUNTED, a few guidelines.

  • Inhabited or frequented by ghosts

possessed, cursed, jinxed

  • Showing signs of mental anguish or torment.

 tormented, anguished, troubled, oppressed, tortured

  • Preoccupied, as with an emotion, memory, or idea

worried, disturbed, obsessed, distressed


Feel free to also present your own interpretation of the theme!


  • Run time between 1 and 5 minutes
  • All formats are accepted (shot on film, digital or mobile phone)
  • Films must be subtitled in English
  • Screening formats: DCP, BluRay, HD quality file (*.mov/ mp4)



Competitive: Yes

Submission fees: None


Kindly send your film on a usb key or Data DVD to:

Abbout Productions

Renno Building (Kahwet Leyla's building) - 1st floor

Gemmayze - Beirut, Lebanon.
Tel: +961 1 58 78 24


Or send us a downloadable link of your film by email:


Directors whose films will be selected should send the screening copy of their film, with technical information (synopsis, biography of the director) and promotional materials (1 film still, 1 photo of the director )-  by the 7th of August 2017, at the latest.


For more information, please contact: