The 2005, 2007 and 2011 BIFF received more than 750 submissions from all over the world, and 80 of these films were screened in the main competition categories of narrative, short and documentary films. By organizing this festival, No-Borders Iraqi Cinematographers (NBIC) intends to establish a tradition in Iraq by offer Iraqi, Arab and foreign filmmakers the opportunity to join together and share their experiences. NBIC is dedicated to encouraging the new generation of Iraqi filmmakers to network with their colleagues around the world. The festival focuses on the values of freedom, democracy, human rights and justice through the support and screening of documentaries, shorts, and feature-length fiction films.
An international jury will select the winning films in each of the six competitions. There will be 2 prizes in each category:
The jury have the right to give a special prize, to divide a prize and not to give one of the prizes, depending on their evaluations.
All sections, with the exception of the Iraqi Film Competition, are open to filmmakers from all nations. All submitted films must be produced after January 1, 2014 with the exception of films from the guest of honor cinema and a few selections for the Panorama section.
Documents and Other Requisite Items
Subtitles language: english or arabic
No premiere requirement
Jury and Organizers
Director: Taher Alwan
Baghdad International Film Festival
P.o Box 55503 -Baghdad post office
Baghdad - IRAQ
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