AI FILM FESTIVAL is a short film festival that intends to promote and screen short films and also establish an international communication for short filmmakers and everybody involved in this industry. It tries to build up a bridge between Iranian and international short filmmakers. It intends to recognize and present top short films and introduces young talents. AI FILM FESTIVAL is a place to expand the experiences and enhance the knowledge and endorse the skills.

International festival, International short films, International pleasure

Jury members will select the best movies of each section and will announce the awards as below:
Best Film
Best Director
Best Script
Best Actor
Best Actress

AI Film Fest will be held on January, Tehran, Iran. There will be Cash prize for the best films only. International and Asian premiere is in priority; However, it is necessary that the first screening of the selected movies in IRAN will be at AI FILM FEST, otherwise, the films will be considered for the non-competition section.
Short films must not exceed 15 minutes including final sequence and NOT less than 5 minutes. It must be produced after January, 2019.

Short films include live action and animation. No documentary is eligible. Any short film in any genre that corresponds the rules of the festival is acceptable, however, the festival will not select any film with nudity, sexual scene, violence, religious disdain, etc. Here are the festival categories: Fiction, Animation, Woman Director and non-competition.

The submission form must be completed by the producer or international distributor of the film.
AI FILM FEST is a nonprofit organization, so there would be no screening fee for the selected films.
The eligible formats for previewing and selection purpose are downloadable links, DVDs or blue-Rays.
Once a film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival program.
Accepted formats: Full HD File (plus a blue-Ray backup) with English subtitles.

The Festival Director will settle any case that might arise unexpectedly.
Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of all the aforementioned rules & regulations.
For more information on festival sections and programs, visit

Overall Rating
  • Sardaar Nabeel

    Loved to be a part of the competition, really wanted to reach to Iranian audiences through my film.

    November 2019
  • It was a great experience. Everyone was very professional and our film got a lot of exposure. Thank you so much.

    July 2019
  • Odette Laramee

    Thank you Ali and Maryam. I wish you and the team at Al Film Festival great joy and adventure as you work to "establish international communication for short film makers". I look forward to learning more about the selection for finalists.

    March 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Odette for submitting your short film. I should say that the selected titles have been announced.
    Nameless was among the semi finalist.
    I do appreciate it.
    Look forward to watching your next films.