Deadline: November 22nd, 2013.

Why does culture matter? How does it matter? Some of our most profound, invigorating, and provocative moments are experienced while we live art or take part in a cultural event. And yet, it is no easy task to name why culture is important and why we need to give it our full support.  Today, we are opening the call for the ‘Why Culture? Video Competition,’ and the challenge is: can you create a 2-minute video that delivers a concept on why culture matters?

  How can you participate?
– The competition is open to the general public as well as to professional filmmakers, animators and video artists.
– There are two categories to win: The Voter’s Selection Award and The AFAC Selection Award.

- Videos can be filmed using professional, semi-professional, amateur video cameras or smartphones.

- If there is language use in the video, it must be, partially or entirely, in Arabic. Both formal and colloquial Arabic are acceptable.

- Video submissions should be sent through password-protected links on Vimeo, YouTube, DropBox or other similar websites.

- Video duration should not exceed 2 minutes and the submitted file size should not exceed 100 MB.

- Send your submission link to: and be sure to mention your full name and your country of origin.

- Deadline for submission is November 22nd, 2013.

  For more information, visit the website here.