New Media and Film Festivals in the Middle East


  • Murat Akser University of Ulster



new media, online film festivals, middle east


This paper is about two things. On the one hand it tries to observe some of the changes after the digital revolution, changes that had an impact on film festivals. The digital projection and acceptance of digital films to film festivals have been achieved. Yet an aspect of this digitization is under attack. The film submissions through digital portals. The second aspect is often neglected and an under the other topic: short film festivals, especially for and by the young.


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How to Cite

Akser, M. (2015). New Media and Film Festivals in the Middle East. CINEJ Cinema Journal, 4(1), 110–121.