Project's Mission

Khutwa is a global platform that encourages young people to initiate and innovate in media production for Palestine through sponsorship and support

Project's Objectives


Universality

Universality

Promoting the global diffusion of the Palestinian cause through digital platforms in all world's most-used languages

Productivity

Productivity

Increasing the volume of media production on the Palestinian issue through all technical means, with attention to the development of Quality and Quantity

Motivation

Motivation

Motivating youths to highlight the issues related to the Palestinian cause in creative ways

Discovery

Discovery

Discovering young producers and enable them to realize their ambitions in the service of the Palestinian cause

Winners

1st Session 2016


Short Films

Short Films

Visual productions for use on TVs and internet

The Notebook

The Notebook

Amin Nayfeh
10000$

Sage Plant

Sage Plant

Zeina Ramadan
5000$

Cave Inhabitants

Cave Inhabitants

Mohamed Ismail Al-Adam
4000$

Digital Media

Digital Media

All materials for the use on internet

Step in Jerusalem

Step in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Street Team
6000 $

Palestine Plus

Palestine Plus

Nidal Ashmar
5000 $

Palestine Infograph

Palestine Infograph

Mohamad Abu Qamar
4000$

Services and Technologies

Services and Technologies

All applications to be used on various digital platforms

A Palestinian Kid's Story

A Palestinian Kid's Story

Mahmoud Jarban
6000 $

Dome

Dome

Ahmad Al-Shurafa
3000 $

Terms and Conditions


– Commitment to all details of the agreement with the project management
– The project will pay the amount in installments based on progress reports
– Put the logo (step/khutwa) on the finished product
– Submit a copy of the work

– Idea creativity
– Experience of the project owner in specialization
– Providing a clear and actionable plan of action
– Related to the objectives of the project
– Addressing a new segment of the audience and/or using new methods
– Relative weight of the countries of the world outside Palestine and other languages
– The new media priority

– Affirming the unity of the Palestinian people in all its components and spectra and to avoid anything that might provoke sectarian or racial strife or division.

– The bias to the Palestinian people steadfast in their homeland, exile in the diaspora, and sincere expression of their pain, dreams and aspirations.

– Investigating professional work in the media and not to be aligned to a political party at the expense of another party, and to avoid political or party propaganda.

– Respecting pluralism and diversity that characterizes Palestinian society and its values, customs and traditions.

– Respect for press codes and internationally recognized professional practices, and the commitment to honesty, impartiality, objectivity and integrity.
– Freedom of expression is a fundamental value in media work, taking into account respect for the culture of the public, non-infringement of its values or violation of its privacy in accordance with professional charters of honor.
– Ensuring the benefit to serve the Palestinian cause without contradicting the commercial dimensions that achieve sustainability and continuity and success of projects and initiatives.
– Respect of the laws, regulations and legislation in force in the project country.

Competition Stages


Reception and Categorizing

The reception phase of the participating business which extends from the period from 5/12/2015 to 31/12/2015 during which the business will be received and sorted according to their class and quality in preparation for submission to the jury.

Jurisdiction 

A specialized jury will review all the submitted works and evaluate them in a neutral and independent manner. The winning works will be selected between 1/1/2016 and 15/1/2016. On 15/1/2016, the top 10 works will be nominated for each category. Final to be submitted to the final jury to select the three winning projects in each category.

Jurisdiction 

A specialized jury will review all the submitted works and evaluate them in a neutral and independent manner. The winning works will be selected between 1/1/2016 and 15/1/2016. On 15/1/2016, the top 10 works will be nominated for each category. Final to be submitted to the final jury to select the three winning projects in each category.

Communication with Winners

After selecting the winning works, the winners will be contacted by the management, arranged with them about the mechanism and nature of the subsidy due, according to the evaluation obtained by the jury.

Follow-up & Coordination

Management will follow up the winners to check on the progress of work and provide all the required requirements until the completion of work and receive a copy not later than 30/3/2016.

Prize Giving

The best works will be awarded during a special ceremony that will be held in parallel with the second conference of the Palestine International Forum for Media and Communication, which will be held in spring 2016.