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International Competition

Deadline: 25 August, 2021

  • 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 fiction films, documentaries and animated movies;
  • In order to submit a film to the  Festival you need to register on our website or on the www.filmfreeway.com platform (https://filmfreeway.com/bakuisff) ; 
  • Presented films must be produced in 2020-2021; 
  • The film 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;
  • Deadline for submission - August 25, 2021. 
  • 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 participated films in the competition will be posted on our website on November 1, 2021.
  • Films from the festival programme can be shown only in non-commercial presentations related to the festival;
  • Films will be judged by an international jury;
  • The winners of the festival are awarded with Golden Pomegranate, special prize and diploma.
  • Winners of the competition will be awarded in this nominations:
  • - Best Film  (Golden Pomegranate and diploma)
    - Best Documentary Film (Golden Pomegranate and diploma)
    - Best Animated Film (Golden Pomegranate and diploma)
    - Best Film Director (special prize and diploma)
    - Best Documentary Director (special prize and diploma)
    - Best Animation Director (special prize and diploma)
    - Special Jury Prize
  • - Diploma of fhe Cinema Young Cinematographers Center of Azerbaijan 
  • Awards will be presented at the closing ceremony of the festival.