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We all are here speaking the same language. We are here to share our culture, ideas and opinions via cinema. We aim to display silent movies from all filmmakers around the world.

Tulipoff International Film Festival is run on a monthly basis. Also, the best movie will be awarded annually. All the selected movies will be displayed at Cinema Ghadir in Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari branch. Simultaneously, all the movies will be professionally looked into and talked over in depth. Along with this, young filmmakers will attend a meeting to have the chance to hear the debates over the movies and we hopefully to gain some valuable experiences.

Shahrekord, the roof of Iran and the land of reversed tulips, honors to host this festival. We wholeheartedly welcome all who open this wonderful window to tie us all together.

Awards & Prizes

Official Selection:
Receive Laurel Tulipoff

Best Films of The Month:
Winners will receive Laurel Tulipoff + Silver Certificate

Best Short Fiction Film
Best Short Documentary Film
Best Short Animation Film
Best Short Experimental Film
Best Student Short Film
Best Super Short Film

Individual Awards of The Month:
Winners will receive Laurel Tulipoff + Silver Certificate

Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Actor or Actress
Best Cinematographer or Animator
Best Sound or Music
Best Edit

Best Film of The Year:
Winner will receive Laurel Tulipoff + Golden Certificate + Cash Prize

Official Selection each month will be announced on the fifth day of the next month. Winners each month will be announced on the tenth day of the next month. Winner Best Film of The Year will be announced in July of the next year.

Rules & Terms

***movies should be without dialogue, monologue, narration or caption***

All submissions should be made exclusively through FilmFreeway.

The length of the registered film will be up to 30 minutes (including credits) and on supported video formats mov, mp4, mpeg.

The length of the super short film will be up to one minute (except credits).

All themes of movies will be accepted except for pornographic, offensive and the ones advertising violence.

Any person or any legal entity may participate regardless of nationality. There is no restriction on the number of projects registered per participant.

The entry fee is 22 $ for each submission and is non-refundable. Every submission has to pick one main category (short fiction film, short documentary film, short animation film, short experimental film, student short film and super short film) otherwise will be automatically disqualified from selection.

Films of any completion date are eligible for submission. Films that have previously been submitted to the festival will not be accepted.

We accept only online submissions. Please provide a password if the film is password protected.

All the winners of the Best Films of the month will participate in the annual festival. Only one film will be awarded Best Film of The Year.

All films must have a photo of the director as well as their biography, and a synopsis in English, and a photo of the film. All photos should be print-quality. In case of applying for Student Short Film please attach a scanned photo of your valid Student Card.

Filmmaker or Sender must have full copyright and permission for a public screening of a film and any part of it. The festival is not responsible for any claims related to copyright and property rights, trade marks, financial losses and liabilities.

Any income received from the public display of your movie (ticket sales during the public screening, advertising on websites, and revenue from sponsors or any other monetization associated with public demonstration of a film) belongs to the film festival.

That if your film is selected, it cannot be withdrawn for any reason.

The festival reserves the right to introduce any changes in the rules and scheduling of the festival events, without prior notification to directors, senders and any festival participants.

The jury may consist of professional filmmakers and creative people (writers, artists, etc.). The judge has no right to submit his movie in the competition. The judge also has no right to vote for the movies produced by their relatives. If this fact becomes known, the film will be disqualified and the judge will be excluded.

Filmmaker or Sender authorizes the organization of the festival to use clips up to three minutes for promotional reasons.

Participation in the competition implies acceptance of the regulations.

Official selection and winners are announced on our website: www.tulipoff.com