Open call for SFP7 Short Film Production Grant

Deadline Date: June 24, 2024

Donor Name: Sharjah Art Foundation

Grant Size: $10,000 to $100,000

The Sharjah Art Foundation invites local and international filmmakers to apply for the seventh edition of the Sharjah Film Platform (SFP) Short Film Production Grant to provide funding for the completion of short films that test the boundaries of contemporary filmmaking.

Funding Information

  • The recipients will share a total of 120,000 AED (approximately 30,000 USD); the monetary amount and the number of awardees will be determined on an as-needed basis. 
  • New this year, one Emirati awardee will receive funding through a partnership between Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) and the Foundation. Created to enhance independent Emirati cinema, this initiative offers 25,000 AED to an Emirati filmmaker jointly selected by the two institutions. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • This is an international open call; filmmakers based anywhere in the world can submit an application.  


  • The final film must not exceed 50 minutes with credits (around 50 pages).
  • The final film can be in any language; however, it must include Arabic and English subtitles.

For more information, visit Sharjah Art Foundation.

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