The annual Sharjah Film Platform is hosted by the Sharjah Art Foundation in order to support the local and international community and as a platform for aspiring and established filmmakers, producers, critics, and students. Short film directors and videoartists are invited to apply for a grant by March 7th.
Movies with a running timing of no more than 50 minutes (including titles) are accepted from candidates from all over the world. The prize fund is $30,000, which will be divided among all finalists of the competition depending on the financial needs of each project. Upon completion of production, the work will be presented at the next Sharjah Film Platform festival.
You can apply via a special form: add a three-minute presentation (via Vimeo or YouTube), script, budget, and production schedule.
Read more on the website.