(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - "Hojjatoleslam Sayyed Alireza Hosseini Aref" Secretary of the first Ahlul Bayt art and cultural festival at a press conference called for the first Grand Prize Festival of Prophet and said: "Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the only topic of the first session of this festival, and we are going to hold some festivals about Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) in the future Insha'Allah."
"Participants will be competing in writing and short film," he added.
"Short film competition will be held in three categories: 'animation', 'fiction' and 'documentary', and writing book includes two topics: 'Prophet's Hagiography' and 'Response to Doubts' (Pasokh be Shobahat) and must be in English," Hosseini Aref said.
"Short films up to 14 minutes can be submitted for the festival and should focus on responding to the film offensive to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Meanwhile subjects such as human rights and respect for nature can be considered by filmmakers," he added.
December 1, eh? That should give me plenty of time to bone up (sorry) on the subject."The works should reach festival's secretariat by the specific deadline December 1 , 2013, for Short films and January 21, 2013, for books," Hojjatoleslam Lak Zaie Deputy of Ahlul Bayt World Assembly Cultural Affairs said.