• 23.04.2017

    Closing ceremony of the festival
  • 23.04.2017

    Closing ceremony of the festival
  • 23.04.2017

    Closing ceremony of the festival
  • 20.04.2017

    19th IIFF
  • 19.04.2017

    The opening film "Beyond Flamenco" 90s - Documentary - Spain - 2016
  • 22.04.2017

    Ismailia for documentary films and short honors “Qalioubi”
  • 18.03.2017

    Starting of first workshops for Ismailia International Film Festival
Regulations

Organizers:
The Ministry of Culture - Egyptian Film Center - Ismailia Governorate.
The Festival President is the President of the Egyptian Film Centre.

Ismailia International Film Festival for documentary and short films takes place every year in Ismailia (Egypt) to promote an intercultural dialogue for a deeper understanding of others by presenting their creative works to the audience and to encourage filmmakers of documentary and short films. 

The Competitions:

  • Long Documentary Films competition [more than 60 min]
  • Short Documentary Films competition [maximum 60 min.]
  • Short Feature Films competition [Maximum 60 min.]
  • Animation Films [Cartoon - Puppets – Computer Graphics]

 

 

Non – Competitive Sections:

 

The Festival organizes encounters and debates between film-makers and the audience, journalists and professional. In addition the festival organizes film workshops in collaboration with other film festivals and professionals that provide opportunity for the young filmmakers to advance their experience and knowledge. 

 

 


In order to enable the publication of the catalogue and allow the Press Office to further work for the promotion of each selected film, it is essential that the director or the producer sends along with the application form:

-The International Jury composed of 2 juries [ 3 members each Including one Egyptian member ]
-Documentary jury.
-Short Fiction and animation jury.

 

If the producer accepts the festival can use to maximum 10 % of the total length of the film and will never exceed 2 minutes or 1 minute of the animated films for the TV Channels for the purpose of promoting the festival.

 

  1. Aims:

    Ismailia International Film Festival for documentary and short films takes place every year in Ismailia (Egypt) to promote an intercultural dialogue for a deeper understanding of others by presenting their creative works to the audience and to encourage filmmakers of documentary and short films.

  2. The Festival Sections
    • Long Documentary Films competition [more than 52 min]
    • Short Documentary Films competition [maximum 52 min.]
    • Short Feature Films competition [Maximum 60 min.]
    • Animation Films [Cartoon - Puppets – Computer Graphics]
    • Non – Competitive Sections:
    • out of competition.
    • Special Screenings of both documentary and short films made by distinguished filmmakers from around the world.
    • Tribute: dedicated to a film personality every year.
    • Other sections or screenings.
  3. Seminars and workshops:

    The Festival organizes encounters and debates between film-makers and the audience, journalists and professional. In addition the festival organizes film workshops in collaboration with other film festivals and professionals that provide opportunity for the young filmmakers to advance their experience and knowledge.

  4. Conditions of participation:
    • Participation is restricted to films that have been completed during the year that proceeds the year the festival takes place until the closing date.
    • Formats: 35 mm, DCP, SP Beta ,Digibeta, Blue Ray and DVD.
    • Original version with English subtitles.
    • Film prints should be in a good technical condition.
  5. Selection Committee:
    • The term "for cultural & non-commercial screening must be clearly written on the, the DVD copies.
  6. Material required by the festival:
    • The film's synopsis, photos and posters.
    • The Directors bio-filmography and photo.
    • A complete press kit [articles, flyer, clipping, etc]
    • In the case of sending photos by e-mails or CD the size mustn't be less than 6 X 99 – resolution DPI or 1063 X 709.
    • The film participation in other festivals and the awards.
  7. The Jury:

    -The International Jury composed of 2 juries [ 3 members each Including one Egyptian member ]
    -Documentary jury.
    -Short Fiction and animation jury.

  8. AWARDS:
    • The best film Prize in each competition [ a sum of $3000 + Golden Tablet and a certificate is awarded to the director.
    • The jury prize is given to a film in each competition and is of the sum of $2000.
    • the jury has the right to give a mention or more to a film or any branch of the films participating in the five competitions [maximum five]
    • All films screened in the competitions will receive a participating certificate.
    • Awards cannot be divided.
    • The jury has the right to hold any prize in any competition.
  9. The Promotion

    If the producer accepts the festival can use to maximum 10 % of the total length of the film and will never exceed 2 minutes or 1 minute of the animated films for the TV Channels for the purpose of promoting the festival.

  10. Freight of Selected Films:
    • All film prints should be sent to the festival’s address and it is preferred to dispatch film via the Egyptian embassies abroad.
    • The festival should be informed of the diplomatic pouch or the shipping details.
    • The films will be returned to the address mentioned on the application form within 30 days after the festival closure.
  11. Insurance: Prints are insured as long as they are in the festival possession.
  12. Exceptions and disputes:
    • The festival management is responsible for settling the cases not provided in the regulations.
    • These regulations are published in Arabic and English, the Arabic version shall apply if any doubt arises.
    • The festival management is responsible for settlement of all cases not mentioned in the present regulations.
    • The entry of a film implies that all the terms of these regulations have been accepted .
    • All the festival’s screenings are non-commercial.
    • The festival kindly requests all the participants to deposit the DVD tape of their films in the festival’s videotheque.
    • The Festival has the right to 3 screenings for each selected film. Any Additional screening will only be granted after a negotiation between the festival and the eligible party.

Address: 
Egyptian Film Center ( Ismailia International Festival for Doc.& Short Films ) - City of Arts - Pyramids Ave - Giza- Egypt

postal code :12111
Tel: +202 358 54 701

Email :info@ismailiafilmfest.com

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