Open Theme Category

All shortlisted International Films in the Open Theme category will compete for the following awards:

  1. Audience Choice Award - International Short-film
  2. Audience Choice Award - International Documentary
  3. Audience Choice Award - International Feature-film

Dubai Customs Category

All shortlisted International Films in the Dubai Customs' Category will compete for a CASH Prize of USD 7,000.00*.

Short films (10 min. or less) of Live Action or Animation types on the topics of,

  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), or
  • Customs (Not to be confused with 'Customs & Traditions'. Read more about Customs on Wikipedia.)

are accepted in this category.

CIFF2017 invites you to submit films through our Submissions Form page.

*NOTE: CASH Prize will be wire-transferred to the Bank Account of the winning film's Producer/Production Company.

Winning entries of both categories will be announced during the Red-carpet Awards Ceremony of CIFF2017 in early May 2017. Winners will be notified through emails within a week of these announcements.

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