The festival will be held in the capital of Abkhazia (Sukhum city) from 4 to 8 April 2019. The program is constituted only of short fiction films. Three winners will get the money prizes.

The objective of the festival is the presentation of pieces of screen, support of creative endeavour of masters and young cineasts, popularisation of cinematograph.

The program of activities of the Festival and the order of demonstration of films is to be determined by the Direction of the Festival.

The Program of the Festival includes:
• The main competition of short films;
• Master-classes, meet-the-artists sessions with famous cineasts;
• Press-conferences;
• Sneak previews;
• Entertainment program.

The International Jury awards the following prizes – statuettes and monetary awards to the films of the Main contest:
- Grand Prix for the best film (monetary award of 200 000 Rub)
- Second place (monetary award of 100 000 Rub)
- Third place (monetary award of 50 000 Rub)
- Audience Choice Award
- Best actor
- Best cameraman
- Best script
- Sponsors’ and partners’ awards

It is expected that the nominees will personally participate in the award ceremony.

The selection of films to participate in SIFF will be conducted by the Selection commission, which is to be approved by the Direction of the Festival.

The deadline for all application forms is February 20, 2019.

The films that will be included to the Main competition of the Festival will be announced no later than March 15, 2019.