All Applications must be submitted in English regardless of the language of the film.
Shortlisted participants will be asked to send their scripts (with dialogues, 90 – 100 pages) within 15 days of receiving a notification from the organisers. This is not a final shortlist. Final projects will be decided based on the quality of the script. The project may not be selected if there is no script.
Multiple projects can be submitted. However, only one project of either the Director or the Producer will be selected.
Applications will be processed only after receipt of application fee payable via submission forms available over SAFM website.
There is no binding number on the number of projects – the festival chooses as many projects as it deems fit, depending on the quality of submissions.
In case of Book To Screen – Multiple projects can be submitted, however only 5 Books will be selected for final pitching.
Once the project is selected, either the Producer or the Director of the project must be present in person at the SAFM venue during the market dates.
Each applicant will be given 15 mins in total to present the project. 5 mins for pitching and 10 mins for Q n A. (Co-Production/Gap Funding/Web Series/Book to Screen).
The maximum number of representatives per project who can attend one-on-one meetings is limited to 2. (The second member may travel at his own expense). The hotel accommodation provided can however be shared by the second member.
The market will pay for return economy fare of one member (either Director or Producer) and hotel Accommodation for maximum 2 nights for selected projects during the market dates. All other expenses will be borne by the participants.
The invited participant is required to procure the necessary conference/business visa on his/her own. SAFM will provide all the necessary documents for the same. Granting of visa is at the discretion of the government of UAE and if the visa is not secured within the timeline stipulated by the festival, the project may not be included in the market.
The information on the application form cannot be edited once submitted.
The decision of SAFM organiser on selection of an application will be final and binding.
SAFM reserves the right to invite a project.
SAFM reserves the right to change Terms & Conditions of the programs without prior intimation.
Rights of admission reserved.