The International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults (ICFF) is organized annually by the Iranian Organization of Cinema and Audiovisual Affairs, Farabi Cinema Foundation and the Municipality of Isfahan. The 32nd edition of this prestigious event will be held in the historic city of Isfahan from August 19th to 26th, 2019.

The festival aims to promote ethical values such as family unity, appropriate lifestyle, respect for humanity, self-esteem, social responsibility, environmental protection and it also seeks to create awareness of the uprising future challenges.

Main Objectives:

A) Showcasing quality national and international films and works for children and young adults

B) Creating a platform for the presence of professionals and cineastes active in the cinema industry for children and young adults

C) Boosting collaboration and production of films for children and young adults by creating interaction among creators, experts, and the audience

A) Promoting knowledge transfer and exchange of products of high artistic value, capable of contributing to cultural and social growth

Terms and Conditions for Admission:

- Films will be selected by independent selection committees with the supervision of the Festival Director

- All films submitted should be suitable for children and young adults

- Only films produced after January 2017 are eligible for submission

- Short films should not be longer than 15 minutes and feature length films should not be less than 75 minutes

- Films should not have been screened in the previous editions of the ICFF

- A maximum of two feature length films from each country and three feature length films from Iran shall be selected for competition sections

- All films that will be screened in the festival competitive sections, will receive certificates of participation

- The films will be screened in two different age groups : (5 to 12) and (12 to 16)

- The Public Relations office of the festival will plan official press conferences and interviews with media partner agencies for the cast and crew of the selected films

- In case of any shipment, all in-bound and out-bound costs shall be covered by the submitter/participant

- Once the film has been selected and confirmed, the film cannot be withdrawn from the festival program

- Participation in the festival implies acceptance of all aforementioned regulations

- The deadline for the delivery of the hardcopy or link of selected movies is August 6th,2019

- All Submissions Must Contain the Following:

- Fully completed online entry form

- A digital copy of the film with English subtitles shall be submitted before July 6th, 2019

- Alternatively, submissions can be sent by mail, containing a copy of the completed entry form and the screener in mp4 file-format, labeled with the film's title and director's name

- The director's statement, biography, filmography, director's photo, film poster, brochure, film sound tracks and at least 3 film stills shall be uploaded through the festival website

- The English dialogue list of the film shall be sent via email along with the screener.

- Acceptable Technical Formats:

- Non-Encrypted DCP file with English subtitles (D-Cinema)

- Video Compression Type: Jpeg2000

- Max. Video Bitrate: 250 Mb/s

- Resolution: 2K (1.85:1 Flat; 1.89:1 Full Container; 2.39:1 Scope)

- Frame Rate: 24/25 FPS

- Sound: 5.1 Channels PCM OR 2.0 Channels (24 Bit/s, 48 KHz)

- DCP Standard: SMPTE OR Interop

- In special cases, based on previous agreement, one of the following formats can be accepted:




• Selection and participation in one of ICFF’s competitive sections entails unconditional acceptance of the festival rules & regulations. Only the producer, distributor or any authorized party of the film is entitled to submit the film.

• The abovementioned regulations have been drawn up in both Persian and English languages. If problems of interpretation shall arise, the Persian version of the regulation will prevail.

• The board of management of the ICFF is entitled to take decisions that are not foreseen in the above regulations and to modify them unders special circumstances.

Overall Rating
  • Hanna Mironenko

    Screening the film at this festival is privilege and honour.

    September 2019