The main goal of Kurdistan International Independent Film Festival is to support the independent filmmakers of the world.
Our mission is to create a sustainable platform to present contemporary cinema and make KIIFF a place for independent filmmakers and cinema fans from around the world.
After the completion of the 3rd event in the Kurdistan Regional Government, the KIIFF festival moved to the United States and the next events of this festival will be held at "Lumiere Cinema at the Music Hall".
Nomination and winners of each course will be awarded the MRPFS certificate of eligibility, and the MRPFS will award a master's degree upon evaluation of the projects.
We have been honored to have these Stars, Projects and Companies in our Festival:
• Oscar-winning actress Cloris Leachman
• Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis
• Oscar-winning actress Tatum O'Neal
• Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr
• Oscar-winning actor George Chakiris
• Emmy-winning Tim Landry
• BAFTA-winning actor Andrew Scott
• David Lynch foundation
• Oscar Nominees Live Action and Winners
• BAFTA Nominees and Winners
• The Academy Qualifying, Cannes Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival
And so on...
The festival judging panel consists of 18 members!
We welcome all genres.
All intellectual and material rights of Kurdistan International Independent Film Festival belong to M&R Pictures company!
•Best of Fest
•Best Feature Film
•Best Short Film
•Best Feature Documentary
•Best Short Documentary
•Best Feature Screenplay
•Best Short Script
•Best Leading Actress
•Best Leading Actor
•Best Supporting Actress
•Best Supporting Actor
•Best Original Score
•Best Costume Designer
While we consider all genres, if you’re unsure if your film fits our programming, please review our archives.
Studios and Sales Agents: Please do not submit to KIIFF if you require a fee for screening at KIIFF. As a non-profit arts organization, it is not in our budget.
KIIFF SUBMISSION BASICS:
1: Each filmmaker can participate in the competition program for only one film made in the previous year and this year (2020, 2021,2022).
2: Submissions not in English must have English subtitles.
IF ACCEPTED TO KIIFF:
1: The filmmakers accept responsibility for all trademark and copyrighted materials, shown or recorded, on the project and have the necessary releases for a theatrical screening.
2: While we will always ask first, Filmmakers agree that their film, or clips from it, and all other material related to their project may be used and/or published in the event program, KIIFF website, social networking sites, blog, or for other Festival promotional purposes.
3: Filmmakers promise to provide KIIFF with a full electronic press kit that must include a trailer, images for web and print, cast & crew information, and film synopsis. We can't promote you without your help.
4: We ask that you participate in KIIFF as much as possible. If you’re unable to attend your screening, please have a representative attend in your place. Please support your peers and celebrate independent cinema.
5: The cost of delivery and pick-up of all materials is the responsibility of the filmmaker.
6: Take a deep breath, relax, and have fun!
OUR PLEDGE TO THE FILMMAKER:
1: KIIFF promises to watch each submission, from start to finish. Guaranteed. You took the time to submit your project to KIIFF and we’ll take the time to watch it. (Please note that your Vimeo counter will not take into account views if embedded into wfcn.co)
2: At the end of each submission period, and during the final weeks of our selection process, KIIFF will regularly update the main contact on the status of the film. If you change your email address, please be sure to update KIIFF. Additionally, we ask that you add [email protected] to your address book, follow @KIIFF.OFFICIAL on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and please do not unsubscribe from our email list until films have been selected. This will ensure you receive all communications from KIIFF during the submission period.
3: KIIF will never share your contact information, or any part of your film, with a third party without your permission.
4: Upon request, KIIFF will extend screening notes to filmmakers, after the festival has ended.
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