Silk Road International Film Festival (SRFF) is held annually during the month of March in Dublin, Ireland.

The Silk Road Film Festival celebrates cinema, culture and art, presenting films from regions, which were once part of the historical network of the Silk Road ancient trade routes and focuses in particular on Asian, Arab, Persian, African, Mediterranean and European cinema. The festival is held in Ireland to promote cinema of the Silk Road internationally and to facilitate international contacts between filmmakers thus narrowing distances between people and cultures, breaking boundaries and fostering cross-cultural collaboration and social change. World renowned filmmakers attend each year to give master classes and seminars, such as Bela Tarr, Mahmoud Kalari, Tony Kearns, Alex Oh and Vittorio Storaro.

Silk Road Film Festival (SRFF) will have film screenings, premieres, exhibitions, panels, chats with industry guests, free courses and workshops.

Awards & Prizes

The 2018 edition of SRFF will present the Silk Road Film Festival Awards for:
• BEST DOCUMENTARY
• BEST FEATURE
• BEST ANIMATION
• BEST SHORT
• BEST STUDENT FILM IRELAND / INTERNATIONAL
• BEST STUDENT FILM ‘FILM FESTIVALS CINERGY’
*Two winners automatically have an opportunity to travel to Notre Dame University International Film Festival (NDUIFF) to participate at the NDUIFF in November. Flights and accommodation covered
• BEST DIRECTOR
• BEST ACTOR
• BEST ACTRESS
• BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER
• HONORARY AWARD

Rules & Terms

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY
Unless a Special Waiver is granted by SRFF

Films must have been produced during the production years 2016, 2017 & 2018
Films must not have been broadcasted and/or made available on television, the internet, mobile phones and/or any other public viewing platform now known or thereafter devised before and until the end of SRFF. With exceptions for films that have screened in their country of origin.
The festival presents current film productions from the countries listed.

THE COUNTRIES

MIDDLE EAST, ASIA, NORTH & EAST AFRICA, CAUCASUS REGION

Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Tibet, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia, East Timor, Brunei, China, Japan, Korea, UAE, Jordan, Kuwait, Kurdistan, Egypt, Oman, Palestine, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Israel, Russia, Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Somalia, Sudan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
EUROPEAN UNION (EU), plus EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (EEA), EUROPEAN FREE TRADE ASSOCIATION (EFTA), PRE-ACCESSION & SCHENGEN COUNTRIES

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)
Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, Greenland, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, San Marino, Monaco, Vatican City, Andorra, Liechtenstein

EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (EEA): Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway
PRE-ACCESSION COUNTRIES: Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Iceland, Turkey, Kosovo
OTHER SCHENGEN COUNTRIES: Andorra, Monaco, San Marino
EUROPEAN FREE TRADE ASSOCIATION (EFTA): Switzerland

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    Dimitri Athanitis

    A really cinephile festival that honors art of cinema and cineastes. I want to be there again.

    March 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your wonderful words Dimitri !

    Hope to see you at the next SRFF18