BBC Arabic Festival Is Back For A Fourth Year
Digital journalism is emerging as an interactive multimedia form of storytelling. Audiences can access and engage with stories through images, video, or sound embedded onto maps, blogs, or digital graphics. From immersive virtual reality films to 360 degree filming, and even ‘news gaming’, the possibilities for new filmmakers and journalists are endless.
As every year, the official selection of films and journalistic work, along with the winner in each category, will be decided by an external panel of judges made up of experts and practitioners seeking originality, creativity and technical skill. Judges will include the UK’s Channel 4 News’ Fatima Manji, Time Out’s Dave Calhoun and Doha Film Institute’s Fatma AlRemaihi.
For the Digital Journalism category, entries will be judged based on the project’s innovative use of digital tools and new media, as well as the depth of research.
All directors and journalists of the official selection will be invited to come to London and present their work at the festival, which takes place at the BBC’s Radio Theatre in the spring of 2018.
Two special awards, BBC Arabic Young Journalist Award and the Best Work in Journalism Award, will be decided by the BBC Arabic editorial team. Full entry details, along with submission forms, terms and conditions and details of the special award for ‘Young Journalist’ are available on the website: BBCArabic.com/festival.