We are committed to discovering and supporting emerging filmmakers.

Mojo International Film Awards captures the audience's imagination and contributes to the vibrancy of film culture by providing an opportunity for emerging filmmakers to showcase their latest work in a vibrant atmosphere.
The festival is also an association for filmmakers to see their work by industry professionals who have the potential to provide advice and advance their careers.

The OFFICIAL SELECTION laurel is given to all films.

Best of Fest
Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Short Doc
Best Feature Doc
Best Short Animation
Best Short Screenplay
Best Feature Screenplay
Best Director
Best Leading Actress
Best Leading Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best DOP
Best Editing
Best Sound
Best Original Score
Best Costume Designer

While we consider all genres, if you’re unsure if your film fits our programming, please review our archives.
Studios and Sales Agents: Please do not submit to MIFA if you require a fee for screening at MIFA. As a non-profit arts organization, it is not in our budget.

1: Each filmmaker can participate in the competition program for only one film made in the previous year and this year (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022).
2: Submissions not in English must have English subtitles.


1: The filmmakers accept responsibility for all trademark and copyrighted materials, shown or recorded, on the project.

2: While we will always ask first, Filmmakers agree that their film, or clips from it, and all other material related to their project may be used and/or published in the event program, MIFA website, social networking sites, blog, or for other Festival promotional purposes.
3: Filmmakers promise to provide MIFA with a full electronic press kit that must include a trailer, images for web and print, cast & crew information, and film synopsis. We can't promote you without your help.
4: Take a deep breath, relax, and have fun!

1: MIFA promises to watch each submission, from start to finish. Guaranteed. You took the time to submit your project to MIFA and we’ll take the time to watch it. (Please note that your Vimeo counter will not take into account views if embedded into FilmFreeway.com)
2: At the end of each submission period, and during the final weeks of our selection process, MIFA will regularly update the main contact on the status of the film. If you change your email address, please be sure to update KurdistanInternationalIndependentFilmFestival. Additionally, we ask that you add (internationalfilmawards.team@gmail.com) to your address book, follow @Mojo_ifa on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and please do not unsubscribe from our email list until films have been selected. This will ensure you receive all communications from MIFA during the submission period.
3: Mifa will never share your contact information, or any part of your film, with a third party without your permission.
4: Upon request, MIFA will extend screening notes to filmmakers, after the festival has ended.
Submitting to MIFA through FilmFreeway.
com confirms that you are authorized to do so and that you've read, understand and agree to the MIFA Terms of Entry.

Overall Rating
  • Good communication and enjoyed the online experience.

    March 2023
  • We are thankful for the opportunity to be a winner with our film SUGAR. Communication was prompt and positive

    January 2023
  • Michael Teutsch

    Thx for your professional support. Keep on truckin. best, Michael Teutsch

    January 2023
  • Great festival, very informative and fast communication. Thanks for rewarding The Riveter as a semi-finalist!

    January 2023
  • Erin Elizabeth Cook

    Such great communication! Thank you so much for nominating "The TentVille Knights"!

    January 2023