The Retro Avant Garde Film Festival is on 3 Continents !
In only few years Retro Avant Garde Film Festival has become one of the most prestigious and search out upcoming Film Festivals in the world for stablished and upcoming talent. Our strong and unique identity edge for cinema has make us stand out Internationally among the Top.
Censorship Restrictions apply to RAGFF Cairo please read all rules.
Due the Situation of the COVID from year 2020 and 2021, we had our Hybrid Festival
To all of our RAGFF Previous Participants
To see our past Interviews and to be part of the next..
Renowned Artist Winners on our past editions some of them are :
* Radha Mitchell - Best Actress - RAGFF Venezia 2019
* Denis Lavant - Best Actor - RAGFF Venezia 2019
* Moby - Best Original Music - TULUM WE 2019
* Nightmares on Wax - Best Music Video - RAGFF Cairo 2019
* Bastille, Alessia Cara - Another Place - Best Music Video - RAGFF NYC 2020
IMDb qualifier's Retro Avant Garde Film Festival
RAGFF Celebrates Human Expression and Art through Cinema.
Any Film Genre is Welcome.
All Contemporary Genres, Retro and new forms of art expression through Avant Garde Cinema are encourage to submit.
Censorship Limitations of Film Screenings Apply ,
please read Terms and Rules.
Avoid, do not refer, no images of
Sexual, Political and Religious.
Best Retro Avant Garde Feature Film
Best Retro Avant Garde Short Film
Best Human Rights Feature Film
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Retro Documentary Short Film
Best World Feature Film
Best Drama Feature Film
Best Comedy Feature Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Animation Short Film
Best Retro Short Film
Best Music Video
Best Art Expression Short Film
Best Drama Short Film
Best Comedy Short Film
Best Noir - Horror Short Film
Best Surrealism Short Film
Best Fantasy Short Film
Best Sci - Fi Short Film
Best Female Director Feature Film
Best Male Director Feature Film
Best Female Director Short Film
Best Male Director Short Film
Best Original Music / Score
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
We encourage our participants to go beyond limits Artistically and Professionally.
Any Idea of anyone is allowed in RAGFF as long as Professionalism, Human and Art are encounter together in Film.
Films to be Screened in Cairo after Selection need to go under Censorship review and any applicant in RAGFF Cairo owe to Respect RAGFF Jury Decision and Cairo Censorship office. Any Unprofessional Behavior or misconduct during or after Competition or any other applicants Competition at any RAGFF related to Cairo
won't be Tolerated in this RAGFF Cairo Competition.
We owe respect to everyone involved equally for the amount of different lovely Cultures, Ideologies and Countries we love to deal with.
RAGFF Competition, is a Film Competition period.
Films need to have at least English Subtitles
General Information :
All type of Short films – Video media less 40 min
pre-selection fee :
Feature Films, Documentary Feature
pre-selection fee :
- RAGFF World Tour Cinema - Invited, Retrospective Films.
- RAGFF Cairo, Egypt 2023 Film Competition & Official Selection
Retro Avant Garde Film Festival
1. – Organization
The Retro Avant Garde Film Festival aka RAGFF is an independent and Private Organization
Owned Completely on its own, not influenced, not in bias, not in affiliation to any Political or
The Retro Avant Garde Film Festival mission is of promoting, propagating and exploring the
understanding of every form of expression relevant to cinema with the main priority of every Retro /
Avant Garde Art expression that moves forward at the edge of new forms of human expression
through Visual Arts and Moving Sound Image ( Experimental Audio Visuals, Short Film, Feature
Film, documentaries, public encounters, educational encounters ) throughout the year.
The aim of the Retro Avant Gard Film Festival is to be hosting the Festival every year at a different
city from a different Country, this way, while promoting the Arts, the Festival brings Human
Communion between different Cultures and Societies for the growth and better of the human
2. – Film Submissions
Feature-Length, Documentary Films :
NO SEXUAL, NO POLITICAL, NO RELIGIOUS
Short Films, Medium-Length Films, Music Visuals, Music Videos :
NO SEXUAL, NO POLITICAL, NO RELIGIOUS
3. – Categories
Feature Length films or Short Films to be Encourage to participate are :
Retro Avant Garde,
Any other New form of “ Sound Visual Art “ are encourage to participate.
“ Only in Particular cases, at the discretion of the Artistic Director, may exceptions be made to the
above-mentioned conditions for admission.”
4. – Waiver Agreement
The Retro Avant Garde Film Festival is open to Public. All Participants and / or guest of the
Festival acknowledge that Multimedia Channels, web and accredited television channels and other
media partners will / might cover the Retro Avant Garde Film Festival for Television, Radio, Web,
Newspaper, Digital News. By agreeing to take part in the Festival, all participants relinquish, free of
charge, their broadcasting rights to any filmed footage and recorded audio, allowing the media
partners to make such use of the above materials as they see fit.
5.- General Rules
Participation in the Retro Avant Garde Film Festival automatically entails observance of the present
Producers, distributors or other parties who submit films must guarantee that they are legally
authorized to represent the film and get any responsibility if fail to do so, as well as if any copyright
or Trademark infringement is due to act within the film they representing, also they guarantee that
they are legally authorized to register the film in the RAGFF.
RAGFF Committee, Artist Director, Aggregators and Affiliates will carry Not Responsibility if any
infringement on copyright or Trademark is made by any of the Invited films as well as Participating
films or films from the pre-selection phase and during and after RAGFF screenings.
The Director of RAGFF reserves the right to settle any cases not covered by the present
The festival accept applications by adults only. We don’t accept applications from individuals under 18.
The festival and its sponsors cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to entry materials.
RAGFF at this moment Give only Awards by Recognition, Laurel, Digital Certificate.
RAGFF does not give cash prize,
RAGFF does not give any type of funding.
RAGFF does not give travel Hospitality,
RAGFF does Not give Travel Reimbursement.
You understand and agree, that we will not offer you or pay screening fees.
We don’t accept any other material after the submission but Only through the platforms applying for upcoming Next Year Competitions.
Should any dispute arise regarding the interpretation of any article of these regulations, the English
Version is Binding by the State laws, and jurisdiction of New York City, NY, USA.