Baku International Tourism Film Festival (BITFF) is a non-profit cultural event that takes place every year in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.

The aim of the festival is to promote films on various aspects of tourism, to identify the most successful films that promote domestic and international tourism and to promote their authors. The festival aims to help these films find a broader international audience.

The festival also aims to draw attention to the tourism potential of Azerbaijan as one of the international centers of the historical and cultural heritage.

In addition to competitive and non-competitive program BITFF includes seminars, discussions and exchange of experience among filmmakers, experts in tourism and the media.


The international jury awards the following sets:

  • Grand Prix – diploma, award

The prize for each of the categories:

  • First Place – Golden Award – diploma, award
  • Second Place – Silver Award – diploma, award
  • Third Place – Bronze Award – diploma, award

Grand Prix and Awards of each category are given to the Directors of the films.

The Jury may not select any award of any category and also may select an additional entry for special recognition.


  • To participate in the festival, the submitted material must be completed after January 1st, 2015
  • Every entry can only be submitted in one category. The organizing committee of the Festival and The Jury may change the category of the submitted film

Documents and required materials:

  • Fill out an official entry form
  • Send a film via post mail (DVD with completed, printed and signed entry form) or FTP

Submission Media Type: DVD, FTP (WMV, MOV, MPG2 or MPG4)

Subtitles: English or Azerbaijani

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • BITFF is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
  • BITFF is the member of the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT) based in Vienna, Austria.




Official website



“Salname” Documentary Film Studio
Moscow ave, 1. AZ1012,
Baku, Azerbaijan.

Phone: +99412 4308687


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    September 01, 2017
  • Event dates
    11 — 14 October 2017
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