The Mosquers Film Festival is a short film competition that aims to educate, entertain, and build bridges through showcasing talent and the diverse Muslim experience. The Mosquers was formed in 2006 to create a long-term proactive plan to counter the media stereotypes of Muslims and the Islamic faith. Since then The Mosquers has become a recognizable organization in Canada and continues to attract increasing interest internationally. The evening comprises of a red carpet ceremony, screening of the short film finalists, a feature entertainment portion, and the awards presentation. The evening ends off with a mixer where attendees and participants have a chance to network in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

**To submit without having to pay a fee, please submit directly at www.themosquers.com/submit**

Best Picture ($2000 CAD) - Best overall film that meets the Mosquers mission and vision using narrative, cinematography, editing, sound and mise-en-scène

Best in Technical Quality ($1000 CAD) - Best use of the visual and audio elements of film: cinematography, audio, score, sound effects, special effects, animation effects, visual effects, graphic art, etc.

Best Performance ($1000 CAD) - Best performance by actor or actress in an acting role.

People’s Choice Award ($1000 CAD) - Chosen by a live text-to-vote audience poll.

Best Local Picture ($1000 CAD) - Judges will view all entries from filmmakers residing in Alberta and select the film that meets the criteria for Best Picture. If the film was not selected for consideration for the four award categories above, it will still be screened at the Film Festival.

Entries are not limited to one award

The Mosquers accepts films from any genre: live action, animation, comedy, documentary etc. Furthermore, the competition is open to applicants from all over the world. Submissions must seek to satisfy at least one of the following objectives:

Showcase talents of Muslim filmmakers: Submissions could be about any topic as long as a member of the film making team identifies themselves as a Muslim.

Showcase the Muslim experience: We invite people of all faiths and opinions to submit to the Film Festival and showcase an experience with Muslims or Islam.

For a full set of guidelines, terms, and conditions read the Mosquers Submission Guidelines found at www.themosquers.com/submit