Rabat International Children and Family Film Festival is an annual event held in Rabat, gathering filmmakers, cinema lovers and social activists under the theme “Children Rights Empowerment”. RICAF includes a program to spread film culture in rural societies and in socially challenging areas.
RICAF seeks to raise awareness in the Arab region about Children, Youth and Family issues. We believe that every child has the right to education, love, and peace and we want to promote this through films, the language we can use without any limitation.
RICAF screens films from all around the world: our program varies from local to international films, the festival may host filmmakers to talk about their filming journey and to discuss their films with our young audience. The festival also includes special programs for awareness and capacity building.
RICAF is a partner with Beirut International Children and Family Film Festival.
RICAF offers awards in all the participating categories, national and international, based on the Jury vote and the audience vote, in addition to the festival trophy and the winning certificates.
1- FILMS PRODUCED AFTER JANUARY 1, 2021 ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SUBMISSION.
2- Filmmakers are invited to submit their original work to Beirut International Children and Family Film Festival (RICAF) for the listed categories and as per the assigned duration of each category.
3- Rabat International Children and Family Film Festival (RICAF) holds the right to:
• Select the film that is qualified to be in the official selection of the festival
• Use the selected films for trailers and publicity usage
• Screen the winning films in other related events inside Lebanon, and recommend the winning films to other international film festivals that collaborate with RICAF after the approval of the filmmakers
4- Submission fees are non refundable and non reimbursable under any circumstances; RICAF does not reimburse any submission fees for films who are not selected for the festival program, or who withdrew their submissions at any time.
5- RICAF retains the right to accept or decline any film, for whatever reason, without any explanation.
6- Applicant admits that he/she is authorized to submit the film, being the rights-holder or authorized representative of the film.
7- RICAF receives exhibition copy in QuickTime 1080p HD 8 bit uncompressed or Apple ProRes file or equivalent via a downloadable link.
8- All non-English speaking films must have adequate English subtitles (French subtitles is a plus).
9- Screening fees must be declared prior to or upon submission. If a screening fee is only indicated after the official selection has been announced, the Festival retains the right to revoke the film's acceptance.