The call for submissions for BBC Arabic Festival 2018 is now open. The festival, which is held in central London across seven days and on BBC Arabic TV, shows films and documentaries about the Arab World. A new category has been added for 2018’s festival, for Digital Journalism. All works entered must have been made after January 1, 2016, and reflect on current situations in the Arab world.
Digital journalism is emerging as an interactive multimedia form of storytelling. Audiences can access and engage with stories through images, video, or sound embedded onto maps, blogs, or digital graphics. From immersive virtual reality films to 360 degree filming, and even ‘news gaming’, the possibilities for new filmmakers and journalists are endless.
As every year, the official selection of films and journalistic work, along with the winner in each category, will be decided by an external panel of judges made up of experts and practitioners seeking originality, creativity and technical skill. Judges will include the UK’s Channel 4 News’ Fatima Manji, Time Out’s Dave Calhoun and Doha Film Institute’s Fatma AlRemaihi.
For the Digital Journalism category, entries …read more