International competition

Deadline: 20 Septembe, 2019

  • Directors, 35 years old or younger, who are from different countries or the citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan may participate in the International Competition section of the festival;
  • The competition covers nominations for feature films, documentaries and animated movies;
  • In order to submit a film to the  Festival you have to fill out the film submission form on our website;
  • The films submitted should be the production of 2018-2019, and their chronometers should not exceed 35 minutes;
  • Films should be sent in English with subtitles or audio translation. In addition, the dialogue and the text of each film should be translated into English and presented in writing;
  • The deadline for the submission of the films is 20 September, 2019;
  • The films submitted are reviewed and included in the competition program by the Selection Commission consisting of the people appointed by the Organizing Committee;
  • The list of films included in the competition will be posted on our website;
  • The international jury consisting of five members will evaluate the films competing for the award in the International Competition;
  • The winners of the contest will be presented with “Golden pomegranate” award on these nominations:
  • - The best fiction film
    - The best documentary
    - The best animated film
    - The best fiction film director
    - The best documentary film director
    - The best animated film director
    - The special prize of the jury
  • Awards will be presented at the closing ceremony of the festival.