Sukhum international film festival is the first film festival of international level in Abkhazia.
The second festival will be held in Abkhazia from 4 to 8 April 2019. The program of 2019 will be constituted only of short fiction films. However, in the years to come this festival will open up for feature-length films and documentaries.
Films from Abkhazia, Russia, Europe and other countries of the world will be represented in the competitive programme.
The International Jury awards the following prizes – statuettes and monetary awards to the films of the Main contest:
The selection of films to participate in SIFF will be conducted by the Selection commission, which is to be approved by the Direction of the Festival.
The application forms for participation in the Film Festival should be sent via website.
No premiere requirement
Jury and Organizers
The assessment of competition films is to be conducted by the created International Jury of the main competition
The Jury of the main competitions consists of 5 people; a producer, 2 directors, an actor and an operator. One of the members of the Jury will be and Abkhaz cineast.
People who participated in the creation or commercial rental of the participating films cannot become members of the Jury.
The Direction of the SIFF will defray all expenses related to participation of each member of the Jury in the festival along with the attendant.