Years running: 10 (since 2009)

Baghdad International Film Festival

International Film Festival in Baghdad.


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.  


  • 3 official competitions: Long fiction, short fiction, and documentary,
  • Panorama,
  • New Horizons,
  • Human Images,
  • Arab Women Filmmakers,
  • Photography Exhibition.


An international jury will select the winning films in each of the six  competitions. There  will be  2 prizes in each category: 

  • Long fiction Competition: 1st and 2nd prizes,
  • Short drama Competition: 1st and 2nd prizes,
  • Documentary film Competititon: 1st and 2nd prizes,
  • Human Images Competition: 1st and 2nd prizes,
  • Arab Women Film-makers Competition: 1st and 2nd prizes,
  • New Horizons Competition: 1st and 2nd prizes.

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

  • Fill out entry form;
  • Send 2 DVD with submitted film by mail,
  • Submissions must include the following materials: press materials, including production credit list, synopsis in English and/or Arabic, director’s biography, director’s filmography, high-resolution photograph of the director, one printed full-color still, poster and any other relevant background information on the film.

Subtitles language: english or arabic

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Director: Taher Alwan




Official website



Baghdad International Film Festival
P.o Box 55503 -Baghdad post office
Baghdad - IRAQ


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    March 01, 2015
  • Deadline
    June 01, 2016
  • Event dates
    1 — 15 December 2016
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