Mission Statement

Festival Cinema Invisible is an independent, not-for-profit venue dedicated to celebration of the Middle Eastern films that international audience may not otherwise see. FCI is committed to nurturing purposeful communication and meaningful cultural exchange. By introducing filmmakers who may not have access to other mediums, the Festival provides a forum for dialogue and exchange of ideas.

FCI provides filmmakers with the opportunity to learn and grow by exhibiting their creative works, while encouraging the international public to expand their understanding and knowledge of the cinema of the Middle East. FCI, aspiring to entertain and move the audience, features documentaries, independent, narratives, short and full length films, as well as animations, experimental and other cutting edge technologies.

We are looking for feature films, documentaries, shorts and animated films coming from the Middle East and North Africa (specifically: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE and Yemen). Film makers of Middle Eastern / North African descent living in other countries are encouraged to submit their works as well. Films not meeting these requirements will not be accepted.

Submission Guidelines:
FCI does not charge an entry fee for submission.
FCI cannot consider films received after the submission deadline.
All films submitted to FCI will be reviewed by the Programming Committee.
All films must have English-language subtitles or be in English.
All films should not be viewable online to the public to be considered as a selection for the festival.
If your film is selected for inclusion in the festival, you will be sent a confirmation e-mail. Please send a press kit and an online link to your film after notification of
Selected titles will be posted on the FCI website www.cinemainvisible.org

By submitting the film for the festival, the applicant hereby warrants that she/he/they:
1. Has the legal right to submit the film to Festival Cinema Invisible 2017.
2. Owns and/or controls the film and all its parts.
3. Declares that film(s) submitted to FCI is free and clear of any and all litigations, commitments and obligations to other individuals and/or organizations and it does not breach the rights of any persons or entities.
4. Agrees that FCI reserves the right to present the film at Festival Cinema Invisible 2017 and any "Best of FCI 2017" re-screenings.

Overall Rating
  • I can't attend but It is a good film festival

    May 2017
  • Mazin Sherabayani

    Brilliant festival, thanks for selecting my film 'Dyab'. Thanks

    May 2017
  • Unfortunately i couldn't attend the festival, but the whole thing is just an amazing organization with great films. Thank you to Festival Cinema Invisible for selecting my film.

    May 2017
  • eiraj afkar

    I enjoyed the festival you and thank you

    April 2017
  • Ahmad Khoshniat

    An organized and great festival that it is worth participating in

    April 2017